Blake Lively thinks Topshop has changed her life.

The 'Gossip Girl' actress was thrilled when the British fashion chain launched a store in New York, and admits it has had a dramatic effect on the way she dresses.

She said: "I love layering things. Autumn is always my favourite time of the year to get dressed. Ever since Topshop came to New York - it's changed my life!"

As well as layering, there are several other trends Blake is enjoying at the moment.

She said: "I really like the new craze with darker, studded and ripped up things. I like things that are feminine but still have an edge."

However, the 23-year-old beauty still looks to her stylish 'Gossip Girl' character Serena van der Woodsen for fashion tips.

She explained: "I love playing Serena. I think her wardrobe is my favourite part - she dresses really well!

"I'm guilty of going to a fitting for Serena, then going out to buy the exact same outfit. It's a problem for my bank account.

"My best friend on set is probably my hairstylist! They do amazing things. But the way I do my hair in the morning before heading to the set of 'Gossip Girl' is to just twist it up in a little ballerina bun. When it's undone again, it's just wavy."