I do have approximately 274 Bretons. I cannot lie. I am wearing one as I type. But how much I love this Breton with its velvet lace shoulders (top, £39.50)? An awful lot, let me tell you. Boden, you know your Bretons.
Or add some heels to denim- the ‘wave’ detail on these makes them worth the £109 price tag. (Do try the mid-court [top, £109] if the thought of heels alarms you. Boden have very thoughtfully offered several styles in a variety of heel heights – from flats upwards.) The mid-heel pony boot (£149) is pretty fabulous, too, and I merrily predict that you will thank me if you buy these slip-on trainers (£69.50). And these (£79.50) make my heart sing – just the thing to dress up your boyfriend jeans.
How great is this dress? (Lola dress, £79.50) Wear now and often into winter. Please also note the bag – it comes in two sizes: mini (£149) and maxi (£199). Personally, I’d snaffle the mini before it sells out.
Pink is Big News for AW. So be bold and go for the Sienna coat (£189), which is a great piece. There is something enormously cheering about a pink coat in the winter. Bonus: it looks great with navy. Or how about a cashmere crew neck (£99.50)? (Size up: they’re small for Boden and a slouchy fit tends to work better).
And something caramel
One of my favourite moments of the week was learning that caramel is the new camel. It certainly is everywhere for AW, but I had not truly appreciated that it also had a new moniker. So hasten thee to the camel – sorry, caramel – section. This coat (£189) is a no-brainer. As is this roll-neck (£59.50). Or wear these heels with navy if you’re convinced caracamel isn’t for you. Or just add a bag (£149) forpetessake. For Alex’s sake I must mention this coatigan as it is one of her major sartorial weaknesses (rare is the coatigan eschewed by this woman). Finally, if you don’t yet have a decent trench, now is the moment. It is a real investment piece.
P.S. What will you be buying? Let us know if we’ve missed any gems!