There are Sunday scaries, and then there are August scaries. IFYKYK. Fall fashion newsletters are exciting but overwhelming. The hot weather we yearned for suddenly feels hellish. And Starbucks grim-reaps summer with its annual fall menu reveal. It’s a 31-day hodgepodge of fall excitement and summer mourning. But there’s a cure to such formidable cognitive dissonance: online shopping.
So we’re a tad biased; we get it. But we crunched the numbers (from our anonymous shopping data) and analyzed Refinery29 readers’ top-bought products from the month. What did we see? Some of you holding onto summer with billowy dresses and cooling sheets; others saying goodbye with structured blazers and cozy couches. Whether you’re suffering in the heat or dreading the cold, we can all agree on one thing: August is as confusing as it gets. Scroll on for August’s 29 bestselling products — from brand-new sex toys to trendy ring watches to tinted moisturizers — perfect for surviving August scaries, according to you, Refinery29 readers.
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