Thursday, 22 September 2016

For the love of stripes...

Ribbed roll neck: £59.50, Boden. Suede miniskirt: £199, Boden.  Leather saddle bag: £199, Boden. Photographs: Eva K Salvi
Always a perennial favourite for me, it's as if a magnetic force draws me to those horizontal lines. And this has always been where my connection with Boden began - a brand that shamelessly heralds stripes? That's something I can get on board with.

But this season they've added a few twists. I tried, for the first time, a stripe rollneck - which will look equally good with skinny black jeans and under a black mac (I'm thinking PVC a la Alexa during fashion Week). And then the classic breton? Try one with a paint stripe of pink down the front, or with velvet lace ties on the shoulders...because this season, it's all in the details.



Heels: £109, Boden
And I really don't think we need to talk about the leopard shoes. Dreamy.


Notting hill streets, where we shot these photos

And from work to weekend, my look goes a little more (okay, a lot more) relaxed...my favourite weekend breton top feels fresh with a splash of pink - I have this style breton in a few colour ways now: classic, with spots etc - it washes so nicely and is a real outfit maker.


Coat: £139, Boden. Breton top: £39.50, Boden. Cropped trousers: £59.50, Boden.  Leather bag: £199, Boden

Trainers: £79.50, Boden

Milk, Balham, where we shot these pics


This post was in collaboration with Boden, as part of the 'My Week' campaign - a brand I love all year round (and know you do, too!).

16 comments :

  1. Hello Alex, that's brilliant! Stripes + rollneck! Now I know how to get through winter in (Breton) style. Although the one with the pink paint stripe is very alluring, too. Oh, tough choice... And the quality looks lovely too (as usual with Boden). Brigitte x

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    1. Boden always do good stripes, and I love that they kept doing what they're good at, too - but with a few extra twists!

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  2. The roll neck is perfect and I love the pop of pink on that sweater! The way you've styled it is so effortlessly stylish and perfect for any day!

    x
    Shloka
    thesilksneaker.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes the pink is very subtle so an easy way to do colour xx

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  3. There's just something about suede and turtleneck that caught my attention, and deym! It sure looks great together, not to mention the stripes. And the second look just won me over. Love the addition of those camel coat, they just make an outfit looks so chic. Love it!

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    1. Everyone needs a camel coat - yes I love the suede and stripes - quite 60s!

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  4. I love that leather saddle bag. I just need to work on finding one on sale!

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    1. I know, some of the leather pieces are quite expensive...but I always regret buying non leather. M&S has a good range of bags at the moment, too x

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  5. Love the outfits, it's the bag that really caught my eye, is it as gorgeous & practical as it looks?

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    1. Thank you! Yes the bag is great - it's large so fits all your wallet, notebooks etc in it x

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  6. That suede skirt is a dream. Great colour for Autumn and a wonderful alternative to black. I'm really enjoying Boden's designs at the moment. One of the few brands who do petites really well - their classic shirts are the best for pint sized style vixens like me!

    http://petitesilvervixen.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! Just in awe over your Kenya photos! xxx

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  8. These outfits are just perfection! Stripes and camel go together so well! Thank you for sharing!
    -Lauren
    http://www.chic-ethique.com/

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