I’m SO impressed with this season’s Boden collection. I think Boden has really turned a corner, from the domain of the yummy mummy to a brave new British classic. I love the eclectic styles and the sixties touches and there are so many things I want, it’s going to be difficult to keep it to a sensible amount to show you.
I’ve never been a fan of throw away style, and I think my wardrobe needs have really changed over the years. I want good quality pieces that are stylish, but not exactly ‘fashionable’. I think there’s a difference. I don’t want to slavishly follow fashion, but I want to look good. I work at home so I’m not going to slink around in heels and a silk shirt, but I still want a core wardrobe of stylish items that work together – I don’t want to sit at my desk in my pyjamas, either.
First up, then, let’s hit the dresses. I’m a huge fan of simple, boxy dress shapes that skim over curves and look effortless – perfect for in-between weather. I love this Florence dress, in a soft, slinky material and a couple of gorgeous print choices. I’m particularly taken by the multi colourblock one (£89 but the crayon print one is £62):
Next up, I’m loving this Harriet shift tunic dress in this incredible Orla Kiely-esque print (£69):
So that’s me sorted for anything remotely smart. Oh, but wait… look at this vintage button skirt. It’s so fabulously sixties – check out the buttons! I actually love it in this colourway with the cashmere crew neck jumper too (although I’m always a bit worried about buying cashmere – I’d probably swap it for this relaxed merino silk jumper instead.
For jeans, the slim boyfs look amazing (and I think quite good value at £59):
I love a cute little top to go with jeans – something that’s a bit nicer than a t-shirt, but not too formal either. This Ismay top is lovely:
This groovy swing top (£69) is such a fantastic way to smarten up a pair of jeans too – such a flattering cut:
Embellishment is HUGE at the moment, and this embellished Breton (£27.30) is fun and quirky with the cheeky ‘hello’ print on their classic striped Breton (wish it didn’t have the zips though)
This funky beauty of a velvet coat (£129) is going straight to the top of my wishlist. I love this blue, but the pewter colourway is lovely too:
And for shoes? Well, Boden always do the most amazing flats, in my opinion, and these Isabel flats are beautiful (£69). They come in a lovely bronze glitter as well. Perfect going out shoes when you’re one of those people who just can’t walk in heels (like me!):
Last, but not least, I can’t do Boden without choosing a little bit of leopard. This leather Chancery clutch can be used as a cross body bag too:
Phew. So that’s a pretty big wishlist. I could add on Boden’s great basics: t-shirts and long sleeved Bretons and their lovely pyjamas too. What’s caught your eye?