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Great Finds: In Summer Heat, an Early Fall Breeze

It used to be that July was a forgotten month for fashion—but not anymore. This month, designers are releasing “prefall” collections that marry airy, warm-weather fabrics with a hint of the styles that will be out for fall. Here are some prefall items tha

Punch up summer separates with this reversible Jones New York cropped jacket, $199 at selected Macy’s stores. Photographs by Jennifer Smoose.
Get a head start on fall’s lace trend with this delicate Robert Rodriguez blouse, $335 at Terra (1706 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-232-8581).
Come fall, layer a turtleneck and tights under this silky Itsola dress, $174 from lilylilyshop.com or Dekka (1338 U St., NW, Second Floor; 202-986-1370).
This lightweight belted sheath carries well into cooler weather. By Anne Klein, it’s $139 at selected Macy’s stores.
Detailed embroidery and deep colors create a rich texture on this Robert Rodriguez skirt, $565 at Terra.

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