It always seems strange to be talking about ‘new season’ fashion when we are firmly entrenched in the current season, and that seems odder still when the current season is winter. But now is the time when stores and websites start to get the new season drops, ones which point to brighter, warmer days. I am going to be looking at a lot of the new season ranges from the High Streets in upcoming weeks, but am going to start where I always seem to start, with the rather wonderful new collection from Boden.
I guess what I love about this collection from Boden is that it is very much wear now and still wear later. All the new dresses are perfect for adding opaque tights and a cosy knit to now, and then wear with cute flats, bare legs and thin knits when Spring hits. Key point is the Maggie Ottoman dress that is a hero piece of the new range. I would definitely wear this with tights and an ankle boot for Winter wear, but it is a piece that would slot easily into your Summer wardrobe too with sandals due to those fresh stripes. There is also a great striped Maggie skirt that is so versatile – add a cashmere jumper and kitten heels now, and a simple white vest top and espadrilles come warmer times.
As ever with Boden, there are retro influences that are given a modern twist. The Audrey dress has a classic Hepburn- Givenchy neckline, bit feels modern due to the colour blocking. The Maggie Ottoman and classic boatneck striped top are reminiscent of Jean Seberg’s effortless style in ‘A Bout De Souffle’, classic Breton styles that are always wardrobe winners.
I’m loving the use of colour in the latest collection, zesty and vibrant and full of my favourite yellow shade. Even though the weather outside is shocking, this will bring at least a touch of the sunshine back.