Romantic ruffles, delicate lace and sheer fabrics ensure your neutrals are anything but boring.
this party season has a distinctly ‘laid-back luxe’ vibe, which Boden is delivering with bells on. So sumptuous fabrics – velvet, silk, sequins – in rich jewel tones are in, while your traditional little black dress can, well, take a little rest. And the best part is that we’re not saving these statement-makers just for after-dark or going out-out, but dressing them down for super-stylish daywear too. So a pair of forest-green velvet, wide-leg trousers look party-ready with a sequin long-sleeve top and jewelled flats, but would look just as great teamed with a sneakers-and-sweater combo. A black blazer is your best friend for the festive season, looking super-chic but not try-hard with a white shirt and jeans. And a gold velvet top delivers glamour with black trousers and a velvet collarless coat.
So, this festive season, remember your luxe looks aren’t just for parties, but drinks with friends and easy Sunday brunch. Buy now, wear now – and forever, and with everything. Now that’s what we call chic-onomics! See the full collection at boden.co.uk, in their London shops ( Westfield London, King’s Road and Hanger Green) or in selected John Lewis concessions countrywide.
Bra, £25, Rosie For Autograph (marksandspencer.com) Briefs, £10, Rosie For Autograph (marksandspencer.com) Pyjama set, £305, Sleeper (the-sleeper.com) Body, £110, Le Petit Trou (net-a-porter.com)
Bra, £55, and briefs, £25, Cosabella (net-a-porter.com)
Bra, £15, Monki (monki.com)
Bra, £55, and briefs, £25, Love Stories (net-a-porter.com)
Bra, £78, and briefs, £63, Else ( farfetch.com)