Bye bye summer. It was nice knowing you…
The end of summer is always bittersweet. I’m happy about boots and jumpers but I also miss the warm evenings and sunshine. Even so, the beginnings of autumn are unwavering and I need to get my wardrobe in order. I have far too many summer dresses and too few cold weather items.
Usually I head to the high street or somewhere like ASOS to pick up some new bits but I’ve mentioned before on the blog how much I’ve gone off the high street experience; cookie cutter fashion that’s over priced. So that’s a no. I Still LOVE ASOS (you’ll never go out of fashion) but sometimes I find their selection a bit limited. I mean, it’s either ASOS branded clothing or more high street offerings.
I still raid the charity shops but even that pastime can be a bit hit and miss. You never truly know what you;re going to find which can be a little frustrating if you’ve gone out especially to get some warm clothes. So what’s left?
Recently I found out about Lyst. They’re a fashion tech company who provide a tailored shopping experience unique to user behaviour. The site collects information from your browsing habits and starts to learn more about what you like; this way, you’ll only see things that you love.
I thought that planning a new autumn wardrobe would be a perfect start to using the platform. Hopefully it would pick up my two main fashion loves in life: black and animal print. So I created an account, searched through a few different categories and I slowly started to see more and more things that I liked near enough straight away.
Lyst doesn’t directly sell anything, it’s more like a curation of fashion from high end designers through to more affordable high street pieces. If you see something you like, you will be directed through to the seller’s site. Kind of like a comparison site.
As the platform allows you to create wish lists, I decided to add a few items together onto a mood board to plan my perfect autumn boho look.
Naturally black features a lot…
- Amuse Society Women’s Red Benicia Maxi Dress
Womens Multicolour Zipped High Neck Jumper, Zara, £60
Women’s Gorzo Round Heel Mid-Height Boot, Lost Ink, £55
Women’s Blue Campbell Floral Jacquard Black Heel Booties, Sam Edelman, £131
Obviously some of the things are out of budget, but one can dream… waaaaah!
Do you use any tech sites to find fashion? Feel free to share your tips in the comments.