Add Color To Your Life—And Your Wardrobe—Boden Style

Bought this tweed jacked. It's really smart and versatile.
Bought this tweed jacket. It’s really smart and versatile.

This was the year I decided to make the change, the plunge, the difference. Little by little, I’ve been updating my rather dull, “all black” wardrobe and infusing it with some color. My fellow professors love to tease me when they see me in something other than black. In fact, the other day I wore a hot pink dress with black tights and boots and they all said: “Wow! Nice color!” It’s been a running joke that my wardrobe consists of lots of black, and then some more black.

The inspiration for me has come for two main reasons: (1) I am getting older, and wearing black all the time can be a little depressing, and (2) Boden’s catalogue has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and add some zing—pops of color, new styles, and even some tweed.

While it hasn’t exactly been the easiest transition for me (I still reach for all black when I want to feel most comfortable), I am embracing all the colors of the rainbow. I’m enjoying the experimentation, having fun with this new vibrancy in my wardrobe, and actually, if I’m to be totally honest, feeling just a little more colorful, not only on the outside, but also on the inside.

Below are the clothes from Boden that have influenced my decisions–and some of these are real winners.

Be bold, ladies. Be colorful.

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Really cute stuff here. Love the bird dress (bought a similar one) and the pop of color in the turquoise stockings is fabulous.
Pinks, greens and blues. This outfit comes together and is just plain fun.
Pinks, greens and blues. This outfit comes together and is just plain fun.
Again...this turquoise with pink, yellow, purple and green. I would never think to put this together, but wow! Lovely color.
Again…this turquoise with pink, yellow, purple and green. I would never think to put this together, but wow! Lovely color.
Simple green dress...but just so sophisticated and cute.
Simple green dress…but just so sophisticated and cute.
Putting together color really means putting together color schemes that go together. It DOES NOT have to match perfectly for it to work.
Putting together color really means putting together color schemes that go together. It DOES NOT have to match perfectly for it to work.
I'm going for overall sophistication. I would never wear the skirt color near my face because it would wash me out, but wearing it on the bottom with a navy blue up top—total winner.
I’m going for overall sophistication. I would never wear the skirt color near my face because it would wash me out, but wearing it on the bottom with a navy blue blouse up top—total winner.
What can I say about this combination, except ... stunning. Look at those rich colors, and how nicely they work together. Faboo.
What can I say about this combination, except … stunning. Look at those rich colors, and how nicely they work together. Faboo.
Another tweed jacket with a pop of pink underneath. Classic and beautiful.
Another tweed jacket with a pop of pink underneath. Classic and beautiful.
Just purchased this green skirt. Can be dressed up or dressed down. Pretty cute little number for snowy days, or just to wear for comfort.
Just purchased this green skirt. Can be dressed up or dressed down. Pretty cute little number for snowy days, or just to wear for comfort.

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