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TREND: BOLD FLORALS

Spring is on the horizon (honest!), and with the promise of longer days and warmer temperatures comes a new set of style rules - helping to make the transition from Winter's cosy cocoon of coats and tights just a little more exciting. As is typical of Spring fashion, catwalks have been decorated with floral fancies - except this time they're packing more of a punch. Yep, for S/S '15 it's all about bold florals. Think vibrance. Think colour. Think bold and busy patterns reminiscent of Liberty London and 70s styling. Whether it's a tropical explosion or a vintage smattering, the rule of bold florals is simple: the bigger and more colourful, the better. The brave will dive straight in, pairing bright floral trousers with a matching jacket to echo their vibrant confidence, and top it all off with bold floral accessories to boot. Attention-grabbing paradise earrings will take you straight to Brazil and have you giving off seriously chic flower power vibes.

Acrylic Paradise Earrings - £24

For those who want to dodge any risk of looking like a walking greenhouse, a pair of floral earrings will complement your bright Spring-time glow without over-egging the pudding. Opt for a 3D version with crystals for an injection of glamour.

Daisy Resin Earrings - £7.50

Heritage Rose Earrings - £24

  Or if you're more of a wallflower and prefer the classic look, you can't go far wrong with gold hues and subtle shapes. Simply layer over a white shirt for a fast fash update on your day-to-day style.  

Hyacinth Necklace - £21

By Charlea Glanville

TREND: 70s ACCESSORIES

Book the appointment for that feather cut, order those flares and dig out your lava lamp: it’s time to channel your inner Farrah Fawcett and time hop back to the 1970s. In an era totally focussed on peace and love, the female wardrobe reflected Britain’s newly-acquired laid back attitude. It-girls would opt for comfortable-yet-chic bell bottoms, floppy Fedora hats, midi dresses and Birkenstocks, to achieve an undone, naturally beautiful look. By night 70s disco rules applied - with mini skirts in vibrant patterns, giant statement jewellery, and knee high boots. Fast-forward 40 years, and the 70s trend is back for good – and I’ll bet you’ve seen at least one Fedora hat so far today. The S/S ’15 catwalks were completely awash with bell bottoms in almost every colour, pattern, style and cut imaginable to provide a modern, fresh take on the much loved trend, and textured knee high boots have dominated the legs of every Brit girl in the fashion know. But why stop just with your wardrobe? 70s accessories appeal to everything that Anna Lou herself adores. Think oversized, chunky, colourful pieces that are often embellished with glittering jewels. In other words, Anna Lou + 70s style = a match made in fashion heaven. Dip a toe into the 70s accessories trend by stacking a few colours of the Chevron bangle for Instagram-worthy arm candy, or give your outfit a cheeky accent with the colour-popping Daisy Resin Earrings. Or go all out and make Anna Lou proud with a statement acrylic bib necklace. Fit for a true 70s disco diva, this unique and eye-catching necklace will bring that mini skirt and boots to life and have you Queen of the dancefloor in no time. Groovy baby! And if you needed even more persuasion, Anna Lou's sending peace n' love with 50% off all 70s jewellery for a limited time only.

Chevron bangles - £22.50 each

Daisy earrings - £7.50

Bib necklace - £22.50

By Charlea Glanville

TREND: OVERSIZED HAIR ACCESSORIES

Oversized hair accessories are big news for S/S15. Oversized hair accessories, more specifically bows were spotted decorating the locks of models in numerous catwalks from Moschino, Ohne Titel to Betsey Johnson. From the true to life florals to abstract leather crafts to bows, this trend shows no boundaries, with imagination going into overdrive. Now, I don’t know about you, but oversized bows remind me of my playground days when there was simply no uniform rules to obey and the bigger the better. Admittedly oversized hair accessories can be tricky to pull off on a day to day basis especially when you’re a working adult, so XXL sized accessories may be out of the question however you could always settle for a smaller size. Not only is it a fun way to spice up your outfit, it’s super easy and quick to style. Additionally, this trend would be especially attractive for nights out or at a festival. Making a statement in for a cool and imaginative look, dare to stand out in colourful and printed oversized accessories. Don't want to rock the full XLL hair accessory trend? Fear not, we at Anna Lou offer a wide range of product that will instantly add something extra to your locks and outfit.

stripy bow hairslide

Stripy Bow Hairslide available at £15.00.

Little anouk elastic

Anouk Hair Elastic available at £18.00.

rainbow hairslide

Rainbow Hair Elastic available at £14.00.

  By Hyejin Kwon

TREND: TAILORING

Tailoring has returned once again, however this year it comes without the masculine tag. Instead soft loose cut fabrics bring a touch of femininity to the usually androgynous outfit. Tailored outfits have come a long way since it's association with old stuffy men, and more synonymous with fresh, sleek and effortlessly chic. This mixture of classic tailoring and fluid, soft cuts create a relaxed feminine silhouette. The focus isn't to look masculine as Todd Lynn states “Keep those heels high… It’s about a great fit and a fearless approach to dressing, without the appearance of the old power suit.” Timeless structured fabric along with slouchy lines create a sexy, minimalistic and sophisticated look. Think oversized coats & jackets, wide-leg trousers, crisp shirt, classic waistcoat and man-style shoes. Many designers have experimented with tailoring for women from Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein to Christopher Kane. This is one trend you need to try this year, and done right, you will look effortlessly sleek.

A blend of casual and tailored. Mix your everyday clothes,such as a white t-shirt or jeans with fitted blazers or loose-fit trousers.

 This white number oozes cool and fresh and effortlessness. An unusual collarless blazer add fluidity to the outfit while the white heels will make the legs look longer than it actually is. Hurrah!

Head to toe tailoring done right. Make sure to add a feminine accessories and high heels to soften the look.

Dainty minimal jewellery is a preferred for this look.

cross bracelet

Personalised Engraved Cross Bracelet available at £54.00

silver balance necklace

Personalised Balance Necklace available at £70.00

hear ring

Initial Heart Ring available at £40.00.

By Hyejin Kwon