Boden Marion top - back detail

OUTFIT | Black, white, red

Boden Marion top and black capri pants

Boden Marion top - back detail

Casadei Blade high heel shoes

2.1 Philip Lim Pashli bag in red

Early spring tends to be a time of year when I find myself wearing trousers a lot more than usual. It’s still way too cold for bare legs, but I can just about cope with bare ankles, and even if I couldn’t, I’m so sick of having to wearing tights all the time that I’d probably do it anyway. So trousers it is: ideally high-waisted capri pants, which I will almost always pair with either a fitted cardigan or a boat-neck sweater, because yes, I really am that predictable.

This particular sweater is from Boden (quelle surprise!), and I had to stalk it for a couple of weeks before it finally came back into stock in my size. At the time of writing, it’s sold out again in this black and white stripe version, but still available in some other colours, one of which is navy. Damn, I really wish I’d bought it in navy, too. It was definitely worth the stalking, because I really love it – as, indeed, I love most sweaters in this kind of style. They have that whole 60s vibe going on, and are the kind of thing that are casual, but still a little bit special at the same time. This one also has a fabulous V-back, which I really like: when I read the reviews of it on the Boden website I kept seeing people mention that they’d been wearing it back-to-front, so I gave it a go, and yup, you can totally wear it the other way round, if you want. I personally prefer it the right way round (the back is actually longer than the front, which I think looks a bit odd reversed), but it’s good to have the option, isn’t it?

Speaking of options, you can obviously wear black and white with just about anything, but I almost always wear it with red. Always. I don’t think I could stop myself if I tried…

black, white and red outfit for spring

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WEARING: House of Foxy capri pants, Boden Marion top, Casadei ‘Blade’ pumps*, 3.1 Philip Lim ‘Pashli’ bag*, Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
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COMMENTS
  • HI Amber, yeah I need to find the stripe top in my size. Anyway I hope you are well and loving the outfit as always. xx

    March 24, 2015
  • I love black, white and red – that’s what I’m wearing in this week’s outfit post too! Such a super top. I do like quite a lot of the Boden ’60s inspired stuff but I find their prices quite steep so never end up getting anything.
    x

    March 24, 2015
  • Love the shoes, the heel looks perfect.

    March 24, 2015
  • This top is tres chic – I love the simplicity but the extra details that make it that bit more special. And I bet, being from Boden, it’s lovely quality too… Like Porcelina, I don’t buy stuff from Boden usually because I assume it’s a) too expensive and b) made for taller people than me… but you’re starting to make me want to take their offerings a lot more seriously!!

    March 24, 2015
  • Anne

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    The Boden site lists the colors as black and ivory – is it really more white?

    March 24, 2015
  • Ooh I just love that top. I tend to wear trousers more in spring as well, I’m so bored of tights right now!

    March 24, 2015
  • Irene

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    I’m terrified of wearing horizontal stripes because of the whole “they make you look wider” thing, but you pull them off so amazingly well that I’m tempted to try them myself! Love the 60s vibe of this outfit.

    March 25, 2015
  • This sweater is just so perfect! I love that it’s classic stripes but the v back is such a neat detail. I think it looks wonderful paired with the simple black trousers.

    March 25, 2015
  • And my stripey top addiction just got another must have! That neckline is perfection. (Off to check for the navy one!) 🙂

    March 25, 2015
  • The back of that shirt is beautiful! Black, white, and red – always a perfect combination!

    April 2, 2015
  • The back is just gorgeous. Really pretty!

    April 18, 2015
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