I say it every season and I’ll say it again but I love it when the new season Boden catalogue drops through the door – and I have done since the children were little. I’m sure that I’ve flicked through many of those catalogues whilst doing a middle of the night feed, or whilst waiting for them to fall asleep, or when I managed to grab five minutes to myself.
I think that it’s fair to say that over the years, Boden has had some pretty bad rap. Historically they had a very strong brand identity of “fun” prints, wrap dresses and “hotchpotch” patterns but over the last 8 years or so they’ve stepped away from that (whilst still remaining true to their core customer – always a tricky one) and each season there are some absolute gems.
Here are my favourite picks from new season Boden and even better, there’s currently 20% off with the code E1N5
The pink cord suit
OK, so let’s start off with something super cool – cord. Not only cord but cord in this season’s shade of pink. And not only that but it’s a suit, in cord, in this season’s shade of pink – all three of which really deserve a blog post in their own right. But for now, it’s safe to say, that this cord suit is the height of A/W ’18/19 chic.
I’m so happy that suits are making a return to the High Street. Trouser suits, in particular, offer me exactly what I need in terms of warmth and practicality and I really do need to get my butt out of jeans this winter. I can wear a suit like this with trainers too – double bonus.
Now I know that jumpsuits have been around for a while and I know that some people are really reticent about wearing them. I frequently hear comments about them being impractical and not suiting all shapes. And I get that, really I do. But if you’re even tempted, I think that this style is the best style of jumpsuit.
Zada jumpsuit (£120) – navy, black or khaki
The narrow leg, the open neckline, the positioning of the breast pockets and the slight utility feel are all fabulous. Plus jumpsuits are such a versatile piece to dress up or down. They literally do the whole boardroom to bar scenario (if that really exists!) with just a few tweaks of your accessories.
Tweed (it just happens to be a pink suit again!)
OK there’s a bit of a trend developing here on the pink suit front but I spotted this pink tweed suit before the cord one – and to be honest I think that I need to try them both.
There’s always a hint of the heritage trend each winter and this winter is no different. This tweed blazer comes in six colours and the trousers come in three colours. Do check the links out (below) for the other options.
I included a picture of the trousers in their entirety, just so that you could see the cut and length of them. I know that there’s the tricky issue of what to wear on your ankles when the winter gets colder but hi-tops could be an option, as well as sheepskin liners in your shoes to keep your feet warm. Or cool socks. Please don’t mention nylon pop socks to me – they make me come out in a rash just thinking about them.
I included this top because I love the balloon sleeves. These small details are so important and this just felt like a fresh take on a Breton top. Plus stripes are such an all year round style staple, that the cpw is minimal.
Lena Breton (£40) – it comes milkshake, navy and heritage blue, all with an ivory stripe
I have some blue camouflage printed trousers from GAP which are years old but every time that I wear them, people comment on them. I fear that one day soon they are going to die on me (or get too small!) and these are the nearest that I’ve found – so they definitely warrant further investigation.
Soho skinny jeans (£50-60)
The jumper with front detail
We spend so much of our time wearing jackets and cardis that it’s great to have some detail on the front of our jumpers, just for that added element of interest. Slogans, hearts, arrows, lightning bolts and stars really are the way forward, I’ve decided. I love the colours on this jumper, together with the angle of the arrow, which cuts right across the body.
Romy jumper (£75)
The winter jacket
Well it wouldn’t be A/W 18/19 without the inclusion of leopard would it? And this 60s inspired jacket would be the perfect addition to an otherwise plain wardrobe.
Horsell Jacket (£150)
Leopard is constantly fresh, it looks great with stripes and neutrals as well as prints – plus it never goes out of fashion!
I realise that I haven’t included any skirts and dresses as yet but having worn them so much for the last few months, I’m happy to look at alternatives for now. Right, I had better scoot – there’s an order to be placed!
I really hope that you like these choices from the new season Boden catalogue and that you have a wonderful week 🙂 Beth x