The verdict on the Boden yellow jacket and some patched jeans (and accessories) from GAP


When I opened the parcel from Boden containing their soho knitted jacket I must admit to being really unsure about it. For a start there wasn’t any fastening and nor was I sure about the colour. But then when I put it on, I decided that I really liked it. It felt fresh, slightly different and nice against my skin. It’s also one that I can style up or down and different options are always good when it comes to clothes.

As to the rest of the outfit, when I was in GAP the other day, I picked up a pair of these jeans, using my 30% discount voucher from Grazia – more because I was interested to see what they would look like than anything else. I haven’t quite reached a conclusion on them yet. I think that they’re OK and that they make a nice change from traditional straightforward jeans but hmmm, I need to think about them. I could do with another pair of jeans but whether these are it or not is a different matter. Dangerous question but – what do you think?

GAP patched skinny jeans £49.95

Now the colour block belt GAP, (yellow and grey, £19.95) is a definite keeper. I didn’t buy it with the intention of wearing it with the jacket, largely because I thought the jacket would be going back, but they work well together so they can become bosom buddies in my wardrobe. As I wanted the option of wearing the belt around both my hips and waist, I bought a M, knowing that it would need extra holes in it to fit my waist. It also comes in a few other colour ways.

This leather flap clutch from GAP in soothing sea (£24.95) is a great find. It too comes in several colour ways, including yellow.

And finally these leather Oxfords from GAP (£44.95) are a great price, particularly with an additional 30% discount. Predictably they also come in several colours, including gold. They also do a printed canvas Oxford in flowers, spots and stripes.  

I have to say I’m pretty impressed with what GAP has to offer so far this season. With what I have featured above, together with their crossbody leather tote, I think that they are really strong on their accessories in particular so it may be worth taking advantage of the discount whilst it’s still available.


  1. Treasuresnpleasures
    February 7, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Love every element of this Beth, especially the jacket!

    • PoppysStyle
      February 7, 2014 / 9:53 pm

      You and your crush on yellow:)

  2. I won't wear sludge brown
    February 7, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    That jacket is gorgeous Beth, love I on you. I think the jeans work because you have long slim legs. Keep! x

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:36 am

      Hi! Hopefully there will be some nice weather soon so that I can wear it! The jeans have gone back – it wasn't that I didn't like them – just not enough! Good to hear from you!

  3. Anonymous
    February 7, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    It's a lovely outfit!…I have the H&M and Only patched jeans and they have become favourites and now I want the Gap ones too! Mel x. What size did you get 26" ?

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:37 am

      Hi Mel – I'm going to look at the Only ones! The Gap ones have gone back (for now at least!) Yes, these were a 26". Hope that you get some! Beth

  4. PoppysStyle
    February 7, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    I have the Only jeans but have always been unsure about the Gap ones – I think the patches on the knees are too light…LOVE the jacket though – off to!

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Hi Joanna – lovely to hear from you. I was looking at the Boden pinterest board yesterday and you're all over it! I know what you mean about the patches – I'm going to suss out the Only ones. Hope the weather improves with you soon. x

  5. fashmr paul
    February 8, 2014 / 12:08 am

    The jacket is the bees knees ! it looks lovely – Love the leopard shoes too ( ankle strap shoes always look sooooo nice I think!)

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:39 am

      Hi Paul – Thanks re the jacket and the shoes. I liked them too. The jeans have gone back…..!

  6. Nat Ruffel
    February 8, 2014 / 8:15 am

    The jacket and belt are lovely and to be honest you'd look great in anything, but I'm not sure on the jeans, personally I would feel a bit too self consious in them. Valentine

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:41 am

      Hi Valentine – thank you, that's very kind of you. The jeans were OK but didn't quite tick all of my boxes. I know that I'll see something else soon that I'll fall in love with and it's not possible to have everything!

  7. ChrisReynaud
    February 8, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    Love the jacket, particularly with the belt; not keen on the jeans – the patches draw too much attention away from the rest!

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:42 am

      I think that you have it in a nutshell. The jeans are a bit "fighty" with the rest of the outfit aren't they?!

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:44 am

      Hi Amy, lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the vote of confidence! I can't see the GAP jeans via the link but if you mean the high waisted skinnies, which I saw in the store the other day, I was impressed. They are a re-release I think as I have some but these new ones look nicer! Couldn't quite face trying them on! Def worth a whirl though. x

  8. Liz
    February 10, 2014 / 7:37 pm

    I love the jacket Beth. It is different and fresh. I'm having a yellow fetish currently. Gorgeous xxx

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:45 am

      Hi Liz – thanks, I'm looking forward to wearing it. I think that we could all do with a bit of yellow in our lives couldn't we? We need some sun!

  9. Dorset Fashionista
    February 10, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    I love patchwork jeans! I just bought some from Karen Millen. These are a much better buy price wise and look fab on you x

    • StyleGuile
      February 13, 2014 / 9:47 am

      I love them too – but need to find the right pair, by which time I'll probably have fallen for something else! Hope that you get lots of wear and enjoyment out of you KM jeans. x

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