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Saturday, 26 August 2017

How To Transition Your Wardrobe | Summer-To-Autumn

Transitional Styling Mini SkirtAh, the end of Summer, the beginning of Autumn.  That time of year that sees us either freeze, or toast to death.  I think we can all agree transitioning our wardrobes over from one season to the next is hard, but totally worth it!  Honestly?  This is my favourite time of year with regard to fashion.  You get to combine and play around with looks from two totally different seasons.  So, if you're still wanting to show some skin, but don't fancy head-to-toe goosebumps, read on...
Anthropologie black and gold bangle
Transitional Styling Mini Skirt and Boots
Estella Bartlett Hamsa Hand Gold Necklace

Top - Tommy Hilfiger Erin Polo Shirt  |  Skirt - Mango 

Bag - Valentino Lock Medium  |  Boots - Kurt Geiger

Hat - Topshop Baker Boy Hat

Necklace - Hamsa Hand Necklace c/o Estella Bartlett

Transitional Styling Baker Boy Hat Fashion Blog
Valentino Navy Blue Lock Medium Bag
UK Fashion Blogger Baker Boy Hat Styling
My best little nugget of advice, would be to think about which of your body parts is the first to get cold.  For me, it's my feet - hello riding boots!  The beauty of transitional styling is being able to create extremes.  In this case, bare arms and legs have been balanced out with knee-high boots and a baker boy hat (a trend I'm still obsessed with).  If you're looking to cover your legs, an option could be pairing a midi skirt or chinos with ankle boots, and opting for a cami on top.  Alternatively, dig out your chunky knit jumpers and balance them out with mini skirts, cropped denim, or layer them over silk slip dresses.
How to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn
Transitional Styling Black Riding Boots Mini Skirt
Transitional Styling Sixties Vibes Blog
Accessories never fail to make my heart beat that bit faster, and so by the time Autumn is in full swing I'll probably be in cardiac arrest, because this time of year lends itself to accessorising!  I've kept things fairly minimal for this look, including a baker boy hat (at the price of a snack on-the-go), navy blue Valentino bag, and gorgeously dainty hamsa hand necklace from Estella Bartlett - believed to bring luck to its wearer!

Tommy Hilfiger Red Striped Erin Polo Top
Baker Boy Hat Blog Styling Long Hair
What do you love most about transitional styling?  Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts on the lighting for this outfit shoot, as I've been playing around with (and pulling my hair out over) Lightroom lately!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Awesome tips, I absolutely love the hats! Thanks for sharing those :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. I love your boots so much, they are fab! I usually transition with Jumpers, but I am such a nightmare I love Jumpers, wear them all autumn/winter/spring lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. I love this look on you! Cool colors really suit you well. I also love the accessories you used as well, especially the necklace.

    -Gretch of GG Memochou

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  4. You really suit the Baker boy hat trend, I'm a little jealous! I also love the idea of balancing out a chunky knit with a mini skirt, definitely something I'll be trying as we get into Autumn although the weather in Scotland has been a little too rainy recently! xx
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  5. I always struggle with transitions because I hate having to buy things for only a month or two. Also, in Phoenix there really isn't an 'autumn' or transition phase. It's really really hot, and then boom, it's freezing haha. I really love the outfit you've put together!!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  6. It is so pretty, keep up the good work! I love the lighting, oh and the baker boy hat too. :D

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  7. This outfit is so pretty! I really love your skirt!
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  8. I cannot believe it's almost autumn already!? Like all these back to school things are driving me crazy haha I swear summer went by too fast. I don't want to go back to school just yet.
    Love that hat! I agree that this trend is such a good one. Also, I really like the photos in this post. Especially the slightly blurred one. It has almost a candid polaroid feel to it.

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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  9. OMG the Valentino bag!! I'm dying, it is so so nice!! Also totally with you about accessories, you can't beat them!

    Ash | www.liakadatravel.com

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  10. I love the baker boy hat. It's tough dressing for inbetween seasons so this is a very helpful guide

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  11. Such a cute outfit!! Thanks for sharing your tips xx

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  12. This outfit looks amazing on you! Some great tips for the transition period. Really loving this look, you look great!

    Much love,
    Marianne x www.beautiful-in-essence.blogspot.com

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  13. perfect transition outfit :) I love the chic retro vibe of this outfit

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  14. Such a cute outfit, I'm so excited for autumn x
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  15. Loving the outfit! You're giving me this Cher vibe from Clueless! It's difficult to do a nice transition in our city with the weather out of whack!

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  16. Loved the outfit so much and it's so perfect for fall! I get cold on my arms so I'd probably add a turtle neck

    Cindy | www.boringclothes.com

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  17. I'm not a fan of transitioning fashion from season to season, because it seems like I can never get it right and always end up being too warm or too cold haha. This outfit is great for September, but on a cold day if I wasn't wearing any tights like you, I'd totally freeze. The wind in England can be so cold, I'm still not used to it even after living there for two years. So I'd say my top accessory for transitioning outfits would be tights - I can still wear my lighter dresses, but without getting cold legs!

    Julia x
    www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr

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    1. Totally understand where you're coming from Julia! My advice would be to wear nude tights by Wolford, I'm wearing a pair in this post - not that anyone would be able to tell! ;)

      Gabrielle x

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  18. Boots and cardigans are the best items in my wardrobe to bring my Summer outfits into Autumn. Honestly I could live forever in boots.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  19. These tips are so practical. I always wish for the transitional seasons to be longer but it always seems like we go from hot to cold and the other way around all too quickly. Tis a shame because I think transitional wardrobes are the most fun since you can usually mix it up with a little from each season. I'm just loving the mod influence you worked into this stylish look Gabrielle!

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  20. I love the outfit! Especially those boots. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  21. Oh I love your outfit!!
    Have a good week :)
    Olivia <3
    www.oliviaponcelet.com

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  22. Your outfit is so cute! :) You look lovely :) xx

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  23. I can't believe autumn is nearly here already but I am looking forward to wearing more cosy outfits and chunky knits. This is a great transitional outfit and I love those boots! x

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  24. I am currently sweating under the blazing summer sun in the South of France, but upon my return I know it will be time to dress according to the change in weather. For me this means hunting across the inter web for cardigans and a new pair of boots, pretty much inspired by your gorgeous outfit here.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  25. I cannot wait for fall! I really liked this, I do not have that classy style I wish I had, but I will definetly be using some of these tips!
    Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

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  26. Great outfit Gabrielle! I love transitional weather. Not too hot or cold. I picked up a couple of pieces for the inbetween season.
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  27. I love your look from head to toe! Reminds me of Marc Jacobs, I think, third to the last collection in Louis Vuitton :)

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

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  28. I'm in love with the 60s vibe in this outfit gorgeous! Such a fun and chic balance between the elements and I love the combo of mini skirt + boots. Have to do that combo for fall. Have a lovely week! Xx

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  29. Your hat is stunning and I love your picks and advice :D


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  30. Love love love this look on you! Soooo cute!

    xo,

    H

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  31. I loved reworking an outfit by layering that always seems to work for me. These tips are spot on, all for the boots. My feet always get freezing first!
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterfly.co.uk

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  32. I tried on a dress this weekend with a similar stripe and color scheme as your top, and I regret not getting it! Your advice is great, of course, and I adore this look! It's very mod, and it's SO good. Have a lovely new week Gabrielle!

    amberelb.com

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  33. Cute outfit! You know it's fall when everyone brings out their knee high boots!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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  34. HELLO FABULOUS! You look amazing, Gab! Love your skirt and bag! So hot babe!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Much love, Len
    www.lenparent.com
    XO

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  35. You look amazingly young, dear! xoxo

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  36. I love your outfit! And the baker boy hat is so adorable!! <3 Love the tips and this post! Have a wonderful day gorgeous!!
    xx
    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

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  37. Im so in love with your hair!!
    Isabelle xx
    http://isabelleelli.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. I totally agree with you hun, I also think you should cover what would get cold...its almost spring here so I am looking forward to lighter layers and not so much cold haha. LOVE the complete look though and your hat, I have been living in mine all winter and I definitely think I will be wearing it in spring too.

    Thank you for your lovely condolence message re my dad, its meant alot xxx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  39. I think the lighting looks spot on! Those are some great tips, and I like the minimalist jewellery, I think it is one of those things that easy to switch up for the seasons but one I overlook x

    Velvet Blush

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  40. Love this look, you look amazing . Vest and boots are probably my favorites for this season.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  41. Gorgeous hun! I can't believe Fall is already almost upon us!! xx

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  42. I love this mod look! That striped top is adorable!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  43. I love your outfit, it's so colorful and fall appropriate. Those boots are just amazing and so is the bag!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

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  44. I love this look with the riding boots. They add such a cool vibe to the whole look!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  45. Such a lovely outfit, autumn is coming fast x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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  46. Your top and skirt is giving me some amazing 90s vibe! I love this outfit babe!

    Angelie // Colour Collection Intense Blush-On Duo Review

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  47. I definitely think boots are the first thing I transition with - my feet get so cold! I also pop tights on pretty soon into autumn, I'm a bit of a wuss when it comes to bare legs haha!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  48. This look is so perfect. It looks like something that belongs in vogue or a an editorial of that kind. Love everything about this look, especially those boots.

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  49. nice! love the Baker boy hat!
    have a great week,
    S

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  50. I love this look !
    Your hat, the boots and the mini skirt everything is so perfect together.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  51. great tips, love your outfit, really cute.
    Sonia
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  52. Great tips and what a beautiful outfit - I really like the Estella Bartlett necklace!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  53. Love this look on you, and the bag is so cute !
    Have a great day ! 
    Nina
    xox
    www.thecrispylipstick.com

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  54. Oh, wow! You look amazing <3 Love your top so much! :)

    MERI WILD BLOG

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  55. Great post, very helpful! Also I love your outfit, adoring the bakerboy hats atm!

    x Annabelle
    travelsandtea.com

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  56. These tips are so helpful, and I'm loving your outfit! Those boots are amazing!

    http://roadesque.com

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  57. This look is so classic and preppy. I would definitely wear this, especially that skirt!

    https://styledwithamanda.blogspot.com

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  58. Ah can you believe we're talking about Fall fashion already?? SO excited for the season ahead. These boots are gorgeous, and this look is making me excited to break out the boots :)

    I'm heading to London next month, and I think my OTK boots need to come with me!
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  59. I want to hold on to summer much longer, but I'm also excited about wearing my cardigans and boots for Fall. This outfit is lovely, those boots are just gorgeous!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  60. Such a great transition. You look great girl!

    xx,Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  61. I thought that the lighting is quite different from your previous post but it suited well with your outfit shots. You look really good in this transitional attire, the shirt is nice and gives colours.

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  62. What an adorable look. Page boy and baker boy hats are some of my favourite styles to wear aside from fedoras. You look lovely and the smart styling with the boots and accessories are what makes this ensemble even more dashing. I cannot wait for autumn. Take care, Gabrielle! x
    FASHION TALES

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  63. Fantastic tips on how to transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn - I always find that rather difficult. I like the lighting for this outfit shoot and have to say that your photos are always amazing!

    Miriam xx
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  64. This outfit gives me serious 60s vibes and you know - I love 60s! You look so freaking cool, boots, hat and that skirt - loveee!


    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  65. I love the retro vibe i'm getting from your outfit. It reminds me of sixties mod style. The hat is the perfect finishing touch.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  66. Knee high boots are the perfect way to transition, and I loveee pairing a knit with a mini skirt. You look so elegant in this outfit - but what else is new? ;)

    euriental.com

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  67. I love the necklace! It can definitely be tricky sometimes knowing exactly what to wear when the weather keeps changing. I love wearing long boots when it gets cooler too x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

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  68. I love these transitional dressing tips! And these boots are so killer, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  69. Lovely tips and your outfit looks really nice.

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  70. Such a gorgeous look. It reminds me of the 60s. Have a lovely weekend. Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  71. Beautiful look my dear! I also like the transitioning time when it comes to fashion! Wishing you a lovely weekend Gabrielle! xoxo

    www.naomella.com

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  72. LOVED this post girl - some amazing tips! I SO wish I could pull of those hats but know that I absolutely couldn't, it really suits you lovely! I'm excited start wearing cosy knits and winter boots again!

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  73. I spied this gorgeous look on you via Instagram and instantly reminded me of a French inspired look, you look gorgeous in this Winter Warmer and make the knee-high boots work so nicely!

    A great warming outfit to wear during colder months that's for sure! These colours work so nicely on you!

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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