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OLIVER BONAS SS16

It might still feel like the depths of winter, but our thoughts are already turning to the summer with the previews of some utterly gorgeous collections for SS16.  Last week Anneli and I popped into the brand new Oliver Bonas Press Room in London to see what will be dropping in store next season, and we were not disappointed.  It’s fair to say we’re both fans of this stylish little brand, which manages to get the tricky balance of high street affordability and designer style just right.

Coming off the street on a bitterly cold January night, we were welcomed with a bright pop of colour. With pastels and neons being a hot trend for 2016, the vibe was LA pool party meets Ibiza cool – a perfect mix for any style-conscious lady this summer!  A mix of flirty dresses, chic skirts, sexy playsuits and playful printed bikinis with fun and colourful accessories, there are plenty of pieces that will be making their way into my summer wardrobe…

Belen Midi Tie Back Dress £65

Due June 2016

I heart this dress so much. Hello sunshine yellow?! What you can’t see in the pic is the adorable peephole tie back, which takes it from cute to utterly adorable!

Teal Preppy Ridge Sunglasses £18

Due May 2016

These sunnies are totally retro-chic! Available in clear teal or pink perspex I think I might just need two pairs…

Pleated Midi Skirt With Sparkle Waistband £55

Due May 2016

For summer parties you can’t wrong with a pleated midi – the touch of sparkle takes this from summer cool to evening glam in an instant! Team with heels and a cute crop for instant summer chic.

Panel Resin Necklace £22

Due March 2016

The geometrics trend isn’t going anywhere fast, so I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few of these chunky perspex necklaces

Nina Abstract Floral Print Scarf £24

Due March 2016

To take your wardrobe from winter to spring, you can’t go wrong with a colourful scarf.  With a bright pastel floral print, this is the perfect transitional piece.

Mojito Beach Wear Slip Dress £39.50

Due May 2016

Take me to the beach right now! How much do you heart the cross-over back and flirty skirt on this fun beach dress?!

Melrose Stripe Bikini Top £16 & Bottoms £14

Due May 2016

I’ll be praying for bikini weather this summer just so I have an excuse to purchase this beauty.  Stripes are such a classic beach look, pepped up in a hot coral shade.

Lilou Tropical Kimono Top £39.50

Due May 2016

Ok, so this would look just as hot paired with a pair of black capri’s and espadrilles as it would over the Melrose bikini. Super hot.

Kennocha Tropical Flower Midi Dress £69.50

Due May 2016

This dress reminds me of pool parties and cocktails. Pair with wedges for an effortlessly summer-y look!

Due May 2016

Kalila Trapeze Dress £65

The Kalila should totally be re-named the B.LOVED dress, right? Of course I’m utterly in love with the gorgeous mint colour, and the midi-length and stylish cut have put this top of my lust list.

Hello Sunshine Floppy Hat £24

Due April 2016

A hat with ‘Hello Sunshine’ embroidered on the rim? It’s a summer essential!

Grey Hobo Slouch Tote £39.50

Due February 2016

Come summer I hate lugging around a big ol’ handbag, but I still need something that can carry my essentials – sunnies, sunscreen and lippy, plus my laptop for meetings and events.  This slouchy tote might just be the answer – the grey is stylish enough for ‘work’ but still light enough to work with all those summery pastels. Winner.

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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