It's easy to bemoan the current lack of sun/heat/opportunities to wear your summer threads, but Nicole Richie, spotted in NYC yesterday, reminded us that there are some good things about the weather being stuck in that "It's basically fall!" phase. Namely, the joy of matching a bare leg with a cozy layer. Here's how to do it: remember that slinky slip dress you've been rocking all summer? It looks just as boss teamed with a high-neck knitted sweater, sandals and sunnies as it does riding solo. Keep it simple (life) with all black err'thang pieces and add in teeny pops of color in the beauty department. We're still crushing on Nic's blue locks, but a less permanent and more office-appropriate option would be an aqua eye, à la Tavi Gevinson. Fall '14? We're so ready for ya. 

See how Alexa has been combatting the not-summer summer weather in serious style too