Is it just me, or has Boden stepped it up a knotch?
This past summer, I loved their selection of tween swimwear, women’s dresses and handbags.
After exhausting our resources here in the States, we bought 3 swimsuits, for my daughter, at JohnnieBoden. JohnnieB’s fit for tweeners was spot on; not to skimpy (they even offered a darling swim boyshort), and tops that covered up, in a way that my daughter was comfortable with. That said, we did have to order 2 sizes in each style, to get the sizing right – but now we know her size.
Sizing has always been my issue with Boden. I love so many of their pieces, but struggle to get the sizing right. I am getting there, but it’s still a learning process. Since you can most always get free shipping both ways, if you find something you like, and are unsure of the fit – order two and send one back. It is the only way to work the program, and not become frustrated in the process.
Moving off my fit soapbox, let’s take a look at a few of my Boden favorites, for fall 2015!
Denim is HUGE for fall 2015, and this slim skirt comes 2 denim washes, plus 4 additional colors. Pencil style, sits at the waist and hits below knee.
How to wear it: Pop it on with a fun tee, fitted or chunky sweater, shirt or blouse.
Add a pair of booties, flats, tall boots and tote – off you go!
Also available in black, this bag has everything I love! From the size, to all the details I expect from Boden – this bag in Snow Leopard, is on the top of my wish list!
Here’s a side view of the black leopard,
I love a wrap dress. I try to pick up a DVF wrap dress here and there on sale, but even on sale, they are not cheap. Boden makes a beautiful wrap dress and switches up the colors with the season. This orange/willow combo is fab. This dress is available in 2 prints plus black HERE.
Boden does leather! Whohoo! I have never tried this pant, but wow, it’s looks amazing – it’s pricey, but a girl can dream, right? HERE
From top left clockwise; each of these shoes come in multiple colors and patterns – these just happen to be my favorites.
Lille Heel | Lucinda Heel | Beatrice Mid Heel | Cordelia Heel
How cute is this sweater?
Pair it up with a denim skirt, tall boots or booties and that fun orange bag? Oh-la-la! HERE
A go-everywhere shirt
I think this shirt would be great for work, with a skirt or trousers, or paired up in the evening, with a wide leg pant or flare jeans! HERE
Boden has fantastic outerwear, this piece just stood out to me. Available in 5 color ways
And, drumroll…my favorite piece,
I love everything about this piece!
I bought a cape last year at TopShop, and wore it non-stop all winter long, with everything from denim to pleather pants – belted or free flowing.
Available in two plaids, 100% wool, the Helena cape, HERE
Flashback to winter 2014. Here in my cape/poncho from TopShop:
And, a look I put together for the blog, winter 2014. Here, using a similar wrap also via TopShop
Boden has a few offers floating around out there:
I just got an email for 20% off my order, plus free shipping and returns with Code 2A9Z
Are you a Teacher? Inquire about special teacher discounts at BodenUSA
Also, when I logged onto the site today, Boden was offering a year’s subscription to Bon Appetite with my order, along with 20% off my order + free ship with code 3U7M
ASB TIP: When shopping BodenUSA, I always google a coupon code. I most always find one, for 15-30% off + free ship. The free return is great to get as well, then I am more apt to order 2 sizes and send one back.
Anyone else excited about Boden for Fall?
Spot a fun piece to share?
Drop a comment below, I know we would all love to hear!
Have a great week!
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Hey Suzanne! My British co- worker always puts herself in an stylish and unique outfit. I just asked her recently, “Where do you get your clothes?” The answer of course was “Boden.” Oh, my, I have to forward this article to her. She will be delighted to follow you! I don’t subscribe fashion magazines any more because you keep me informed and inspired. Bad for magazine business!
Hi Masako! Thank you for passing the blog along to your co-worker, I really appreciate it! I love British Style – just a bit different than what you see everywhere. I also find many of their “newer” styles to be a bit ahead of US trends, thus I am able to wear them for a few years, and still be in style. If she has tips on sizing, I’d love her to pass it along. I am always struggling to get my sizing right. Thanks for your kind words, I love getting feedback from readers! XOXO
Christine Dodd says
I’ve been lusting after a check cape today in M&S – may have to invest
Hi Christine! I LOVE that cape! I think capes/poncho styles are going to be big this year. I struggled to find mine last year as they were not as readily available. I noticed on this years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale there were lots of great options to choose from. I bet we just keep seeing more of this style as we roll into fall. I’ll be looking to Anthropologie and Nordstrom for some fun looks as well! Thanks for dropping a comment! XOXO
Ok, so I am loving the bag, the denim pencil skirt AND the poncho. So great to see what exciting things we have to look forward to for Fall. Thanks for putting all the fabulousness here, we can always rely on you for such great research to having us looking fabulous all year round. http://www.yummomummo.com
Oh Melissa, that bag is so on my wish list. I bought a Boden calf hair bag 6 or 7 years ago in dalmatian – I still have it! That pencil skirt is so fab and that poncho-stunning! Which wash do you like in the skirt? just curious…I think we will be seeing loads of denim skirts, new denim styles and cape/poncho styles come fall. Round these parts we can’t probably wear them till November – so we can probably grab one up on sale by then 🙂 XOXO