In case you hadn't noticed, August is upon us, which means our minds are busy brainstorming about all of fall's new looks and determining which seasonal accoutrements must be ours. That said, while this summer month is close to the official start of autumn, it's definitely not a transitional time in terms of temperature. So while daydreaming about the upcoming trends is perfectly fine, it's also important to consider the here-and-now and create wonderful weather-appropriate outfits. Obviously this can be a tricky task, so it's no wonder that this instalment of What Was She Wearing: Answers! features a quartet of darling dressers who manage to work next season's key trends into their ensembles while still staying cool in the summer heat! Read on for the details about the girls you asked about and don't forget to send us your most pressing celebrity-style questions!

Taylor Momsen
Gossip Girl-star Taylor Momsen rocked her signature pretty-in-punk style while attending the Grand Sephora Times Square opening in New York City late last month. Her Torn by Ronny Kobo Brooke Draped Plaid Top ($88), worn over micro-shorts, is a great way to get a breezy look on a hot summer night while simultaneously alluding to fall. Add interest the ensemble with a great pair of peep-toe embellished boots, like Momsen's Tania Spinelli Open Toe Zipper Booties ($830, 212.391.0050) or BCBGirl's Chester Boots ($129), and your favourite metallic accessories. Finish off the look with some dramatic eye-makeup and a devil-may-care attitude, and you'll have Momsen's insouciance down pat!

Rachel Bilson
Recently spotted attending an Express event in Los Angeles, Rachel Bilson was just as put-together and polished as ever. InStyle's newest contributor wore a Jean Paul Gaultier dress from the French designer's Resort 09 collection, Express' Long Boyfriend Jacket ($80), and Christian Louboutin's Patent Simple Pumps ($735) in tan. To get the New York, I Love You-actress' lovely look, try Jean Paul Gaultier's Bell-Sleeve Dressicon ($255), which bears a striking resemblance to Bilson's designer printed-pick, or the Open-Back Dress ($88) by Reformed (a collaboration between Urban Outfitters and one of our favourite LA boutiques, The Reformation!). Complete your Bilson-inspired ensemble by adding your favourite oversized boyfriend blazer, a great pair of nude heels

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