Wardrobe Essentials: Trying some pieces from the Boden S/S 2017 Collection
So, as I mentioned in Friday’s post, last week Boden sent me a super-exciting package filled with items from their current collection: it was one of the best days of my life so far, and I’m not even joking, seriously.
The mint green coat and sweater from that package will be the subjects of their own post very soon, but on a particularly miserable day last week, I decided to have a bit of a styling session with the other items I was sent: here’s how I got on…
Er, yeah… I might have gotten a little bit carried away here. Sorry about that. Anyway!
I know I gushed a LOT about my new coat in my last post, but honestly, I love this sweater almost as much. It’s the perfect shade of green, the perfect fit (not too tight, not too baggy), and it’s just the softest, snuggliest thing ever, basically. It’s now my ambition in life to own it in every colour it comes in, and I’m honestly not joking about that either – it’s an actual life goal of mine. Well, some people want to change the world, others want to own a super-soft cashmere sweater in a rainbow of different colours* – so?
(*Except red. I don’t do red…)
Those of you who’ve been paying attention and/or stalking me might recall me buying a shirt like this from Boden last year… and you might therefore be wondering why on earth I’d need another, virtually identical one? I’m going to just pretend for a moment that “why do you need more than one polka dot shirt?” is a reasonable question, and fess up to taking that shirt on holiday with me to Tenerife, where it was the victim of a tragic, sunscreen-related incident which I’d rather not talk about, if it’s all the same to you. I tried my best to save it, but that shirt was never the same again, unfortunately, so I was relieved to find that Boden have re-released it for this season!
This version of the classic shirt comes in a navy/ivory spot print: the navy, however, is such a dark shade that it will easily pass as black, and even I, who have a bit of a “thing” about wearing navy and black together, had absolutely no qualms about pairing it with these black capri pants. Oh, and it’ll work with navy too, obviously: bonus!
(Sweatshirt c/o Boden; Zara jeans and shoes)
Being the polka dot addict that I am, I loved the statement sweatshirt at first sight – and loved it just as much when it arrived, and I discovered that, yes, it really was every bit as cute as it looked on the website. This is such a great, casual piece, which is really fun to wear – and I would know, because I’ve already worn it a couple of times since it arrived, and have now started to worry how I’ll cope when I inevitably spill coffee or red wine on it at some point. (Oh, hey, did I mention that I followed up my ‘soaking my entire office in coffee‘ trick by dropping salad dressing on my favourite pair of jeans? Because I did that, folks. They’re drying as we speak: pray for them, please…) I love the fact that it’s casual without being boring, and I also love the fact that it comes in navy and gold, too. NOT that I’m saying you should buy them both, obviously: I would never lead you into temptation like that.
(I am totally saying you should buy them both, btw. You know it makes sense.)
Thanks to Boden for sending me these pieces to style: look out for some more, either later this week, or whenever it stops raining…