A style blog with Gina Akers

It feels like the summer is almost over but you can make the most of the end of the season and make summer last with these late summer style essentials.

The Navy Parka Dress from Next (£25) is the perfect transitional piece seamlessly taking you from summer into next season.  Ideal as a casual day dress the smart edge and luxe fabric makes it suitable as work wear too, visit www.next.co.uk

It’s not quite time for the long sleeves yet, in fact vest tops are ideal for the warmer days and work as a base layer for cooler times and evenings, for work out style and the perfect athleisure look go for the Only Play Rika Vest Top (£10.50) from www.brandattic.com

As the temperature drops go for graphic sweater style with the White V-Neck Graphic Sweater (£25) or Grey Graphic Sweater (£25) both from Next.

Team up your late summer looks with Next’s Double Buckle Footbed Sandals (£24), these sandals are robust but keep your feet cool at the same time.

The ultimate late season jacket for guys has to be the Threadbare Tampa Hooded Jacket (£40) available from www.brandattic.com

That last summer road trip or break away is a must do so do it in comfort and style. Make being on the go cool and easy with Merci Handy Face Mists (£4.50) from Fenwicks.  Keep your feet comfy and fresh too with the Footner CoolActive Massager (£24.99) so soothing after a long day, from www.boots.com

There is no excuse not to have sparkling teeth on the move with Swish To Go oral care sachets (£3 for 6 sachets) from www.swishtogo.co.uk and protect your toothbrush from germs with the Steripod toothbrush protector (£5 for 2) visit www.steripod.co.uk. The Magnitone WipeOut! Cleansing Cloth (£15) is almost magical as it actually removes make-up with just water, reusable, truly convenient and space saving, check out www.magnitone.co.uk

Whether you are camping, glamping or spending a night watching the late season stars, for extra comfort and warmth the Heatholders blanket (£24.99) is ideal for wrapping up or lounging out, visit www.heatholders.co.uk