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Guest Post: A Transitional Wardrobe by Sherin Malick

This week we have a fab guest post from fashion blogger Sherin Malick, who writes The Hi Fashion Site. Here she discusses how to successfully swap your Summer clothes for Winter and have that elusive transitional wardrobe. While standing in the shade, hiding from the rain last weekend at Somerset House, it was clear to see that our glorious summer was well behind us, with the winter looming nearer. I, for one, am nowhere near ready to give up my pretty dresses and cute sandals, and will be trying to wear them for as long as I can. There are still a few tricks we can use to carry on wearing our favourite Summer pieces and pretend that Winter is not yet here. Those floral and bright dresses are always hard to put away, but with the right layering, you’ll be able to wear them throughout the colder months too. Cute cardigans and bright coats are definitely the way forward. Pull them over your dress while you’re out and about, and you’ll be able to peel off the layers once you’re somewhere warmer, showing off your pretty summer looks. I always find that summer disappears too fast, so it’s nice to be able to keep those summer clothes going for that little bit longer. Finish off with a pair of tights (I always opt for opaque with a fun print) and some cute boots and you’re good to go. Boots are possibly the one thing about the colder weather that I love. I have tons of them, ranging from ankle to knee high and depending on the weather I love wearing them with skirts and dresses throughout the seasons, as they keep my legs nice and warm. I also love accessorising to ensure my looks still have a Summer vibe. I love adding colourful jewels and silver chains to add a bit of bling. Finishing off an outfit with jewellery is always my favourite thing to do, and I love making a statement with my accessories. Stacking bracelets, over-sized rings and fun necklaces, which I can pair with plain tops, are all favourites of mine, each so much fun to wear. Name necklaces, in particular, are everywhere at the moment; definitely perfect for making a statement. So there you have it. Some tips on how to make your Summer favourites work for the colder Autumn months. Enjoy and remember, have fun with your looks and stay warm! This is a guest post written by Sherin Malick.

Oh how Pinteresting…

Here at Anna Lou of London HQ we love a touch of pinning. Pinterest is not only a great place to store inspiration for current and future collections but also great for helping to work out colour palettes and get feedback on new items. As a jewellery label we love keeping up to date with jewellery trends and seeing how the fashion elite are wearing their pieces. Pinterest helps us compile collections of who’s wearing what and where. If you want to follow us on Pinterest, you can do so here. Right now we are in the midst of designing pieces for both a new luxury line of statement jewellery and a younger offering called Miss Anna, both of which you can see a little sneak peek of through our boards and also keep an eye out for our new festival inspired campaign images modelled by the lovely Olivia Purvis. You can also see brand new pieces coming soon to the website such as our solid gold monogram necklaces which are landing this week! As well as that we pin everything from packaging design ideas to tasty food and gorgeous prints so take a look and start sharing with us. Pinterest collage      

How to Pack for a Summer Holiday...

Packing for your Summer getaway without ending up with a suitcase that weighs a ton can be difficult, especially if you are determined to wear as many of those gorgeous Summer outfits you picked up in the sales as possible. How to Pack rules usually conclude with taking with one key outfit a day which can easily be taken from day to night and loading up on different accessories to keep the looks fresh. But even if you plan your outfits to a tee and are the master of rolling clothes to improve space, inevitably all of those extra accessories you try to pack in at the end are what weighs you down when you get to the check in desk. So how do you ensure that you always have the perfect jewellery to highlight your outfit and all of the accessories you need to create the ultimate effortless beach style without having to pack the entire contents of your jewellery cabinet every time you jet off? Well for your packing pleasure we have devised a handy guide for you jet setters to refer to, which lays out the only three key pieces you will need depending on the type of holiday you are embarking on. Welcome to your new and easy packing agenda … Going on a… BEACH HOLIDAY? cocktail on beach You will need:
  1. A set of Perspex bangles - sand and salt are two words which don’t go well with expensive jewellery. If you are jetting off for a relaxing break and planning to spend your days going from sun lounger to sea back to sun lounger again then don’t risk any jewellery that can a. get eroded by the harmful salts and b. give you dodgy tan lines. All you need to jazz up your bikini and kaftan are some easy to pull on and pull off bangles in a non-sticky, non-eroding material such as a colourful Perspex.
  2. One statement necklace in a bright colour – So after a hard day of sunbathing, you are ready to put something a little more dressy on and show off that gorgeous tan. Well nothing shows off a tan better than a bright colour and one statement piece is all you need to make a simple outfit, evening ready.
  3. A protective headscarf – Your hair needs a lot of protection in the sun and too many products will only weight your suitcase down more so instead take one easy to wear silk scarf to cover up with while at the beach and your locks will still look luscious come evening.
Going on a… CITY BREAK? holiday You will need:
  1. A chic hairband – nothing says city break like a touch of Blair Waldorf class and we all know that long days of sightseeing call for a manageable and low maintenance hairstyle. Pack an easy to wear, yet totally chic hairband in a colour which will go with all of your outfits and you have already updated your comfort first style.
  2. Layering Necklaces – On a city break you may often find you are out all day and night and your outfit therefore has to carry you through. Take a few key pendants which look good both separately and together and layer them up throughout the day to take your day look to evening with ease.
  3. A set of bright stacking bracelets – One set of stacking bracelets won’t take up too much room in your case but will give you plenty of options for style. Depending on your outfit that day pile on either a couple of chic bangles for sophistication or a stack of bright colours for boho fun.
Going on a… ADVENTURE HOLIDAY? frienship bracelets You will need:
  1. Comfortable rope or fabric bracelets – you want to add a little something to your outfit but know that it needs to be something you can get wet/ dirty and not worry about losing so a few festival favourites like rope friendship bracelets or fabric tie bangles are perfect.
  2. A fun hairtie – the chances are your hair will be tied up most days and you won’t be worrying about style but that doesn’t mean you can’t inject a bit of colour and fun. Take a few bright coloured hair ties or ones with fun attachments such as flowers or bows and you will still feel feminine amongst the adventure.
  3. A surfer chick anklet – so necklaces just get in the way and bracelets need to be waterproof but the adventure girls must have is the anklet. Easy to wear, doesn’t get in the way and still ensures a bit of jewellery sparkle.