Fashion Blogger Lyst Transitional StylingThe next few weeks will most likely see me flip-flop between the joy of squeezing out the last few drops of summer, and the excitement of Autumn fast approaching.  Well, at least for this rainy weekend, my mind is firmly set on the upcoming season and all that it'll bring!  Though I'm not quite ready to start raving about chunky knit jumpers and meringue ghost tartlets; instead with the help of fashion tech company Lyst, I'm looking at ways of gradually transitioning into Autumn by bridging the gap between cropped camisoles and insulated jackets.  I'm settling for somewhere in the middle, surrounded by unsure-about-the-weather dresses and standout boots...

BOOTS (L-R)

Steve Madden Blue Navy Boots  |  Dune Nippa Ankle Boots  |  Christian Louboutin Bella Top Calf  |  Sam Edelman Multicolour Cambell Floral-Brocade Ankle Boots  


It's no surprise I now find myself with an Autumnal wardrobe wishlist the length of my arm, as Lyst is known for partnering with the world's greatest designers and stores to bring customers the 'world of fashion' in one place.  Better yet, the more you use the platform, the more it learns about your shopping preferences - it becomes a personal and unique shopping experience!  Anyway just as I could have predicted, my eyes shot straight to the accessory departments - anyone else become obsessed with finding the 'perfect' boots come Autumn?  Though I favour loud colours throughout spring/summer, I tend to take a step closer to the dark side as the colder months set in, and so finding striking footwear that stands out becomes paramount.  Forget what you've heard, as soon as the temperature drops in England, you have to cover your feet - that is, if you value having all ten toes!

   
DRESSES (L-R)

Jaeger Tuck-Sleeve Belted Dress |  Victoria Beckham Cotton Ruffle Shirt Dress  |  House of Holland Blue Lee Shirt Dress  |  Whistles Miranda Denim Dress


It goes without saying that September is an unpredictable month when it comes to the weather, meaning you could see two people crossing a road with one wearing a quilted feather-down jacket, and the other in a printed summer dress!  There's no telling.  As summer slips away I tend to reach for one of two options: cover up but continue with lightweight materials or show some skin but keep warm in heavier materials (eg. denim).  I find it's a pretty good way of hedging your bets before the new season makes itself obvious - and Lyst can help on this front by alerting you when your fave items go on sale or come back in stock.  Mission accomplished!

With love,

Gabrielle x

Note: This post has been sponsored by Lyst.com, however all opinions are my own.