Some women just seem to be fashionable under any and every circumstance. What’s their secret??? For many of us it seems there are days where nothing fits us, everything looks ridiculous, no amount of shiny accessories or stupidly expensive handbag seems to make things any better. You know those days – “off” days. Days where you have “nothing to wear” and your usually infallible fashion sense seems to have gone down the drain. It happens to the best of us.
But some ladies don’t seem to have those days, and that’s because they have the right tips and tricks to boost their look in all situations. From the colours to the choice of accessories and through to the right material and texture associations… Would you like to know these precious secrets that’ll assure you never have an “off” day again? We’ve done the work for you and gone searching by and large across Instagram and street style galleries to pick up 5 well-kept secrets. And surprise surprise, we’ve also gone and found you a Boden Discount Code to shop for pretty pieces to boost your wardrobe without harming your wallet. Let’s have a look…
Choosing the right colours
If black, beige, white and grey are undying allies that compose a great part of our outfits, it is nice sometimes to want to boost a look by opting for coloured pieces. And in this game, everything is permitted… or almost everything. It just so happens some shades are undeniably more trendy than others. The hits this season? Orange, yellow or pink alone can elevate the monotony of a basic outfit and give it a taste of the warm (we hope) days of summer to come.
Worn on their own as splashes, in head-to-toe look or as a famous colour block, these shades will spice up your daily basics and give a very chic touch to your silhouette. That’s pretty tempting, isn’t it? To shop the look at Boden, go bold with Richmond Trousers in pink or the Patricia skirt in Rich Green, or opt with touches of colours with flashy accessories such as a Prussian Blue Luxe Leather Shopper or the graphic Wave High Court. Not a fan of primary colours? Add a touch of pastel with a cute retro cardigan; believe or not, it goes wonderfully with prints (Fifties Cardigan in Summer Apricot)!
Mixing basics with streetwear pieces
Let’s be honest, having basics in you wardrobe is essential, we all agree on that. But to try and avoid falling into the torments of an unwanted classicism, you may want to twist these timeless pieces with bits of streetwear DNA. Jackets, bombers, sweatshirts, t-shirts or trainers… This season (and for the past few) fashion is inspired by the streets. You’ve probably seen countless pictures of classy women rocking the Athleisure look! Think joggers with a blazer, Oh my! While that remains a difficult look to pull off, you can definitely mix up your everyday style with a bit of urban culture.
Try on weekends at first if you are a bit reluctant: slip on your favourite pair of jeans or a tapered chino and pair it with one of the casual pieces we’ve named. It’s cool, it’s modern, and it’s finally some comfy fashion we can get on board with.
Displaying your convictions
Ever since creator Maria Grazia Chiuri flashed her political and feminist engagement during her very first show as head of Dior, all the fashionable ladies have been spreading the word and punctuating their outfits with pieces with a strong message. T-shirts, jackets, hats and even socks… All mediums are good to affirm your ideas. And we like this fashion statement that we can transpose easily into our style to give it a pop. There’s trendy for you.
Structuring a coat or jacket with an XXL belt
Fairly enough adjusting a jacket with a belt is nothing new, especially if you’re wearing a trench coat, but it’s definitely a detail that’s been making a huge comeback this season. The probable origins? The model Halima Aden showing up to the Alberta Ferreti show in Milan in a black wool coat structured with a big lion head strap. A cool and elegant way to bring some sophistication to something we all have in our wardrobes, all while highlighting our pretty waists.
What’s more, this season don’t hesitate to go big and bold: belts can be worn in any shape, colour or size (some say the bigger the better, and we’ve definitely seen a lot of big corset belts) over any layer from your blouse to your big coat. Easy! Shopping at Boden? Go classic with a black leather belt (Classic Belt), discreetly fierce with a Bow Waist Belt in Tan Leopard, bold with this yellow Webbing belt… or better even, bag yourself a colourful Harper Silk Scarf to wrap around your waist, forming a simple knot or a nice bow (plus, you’ll be applying secret no1 and adding a brightening splash of colour to your outfit!). Trust us on this one.
A used 501 jean, a 70s sheepskin jacket, a 100% silk slip on (hello 90s) or an old bomber that smells like California… We could safely say all seasons are ripe for adding cult retro pieces to your outfits and bringing in that authentic regressive vibe. And because good taste always lies in a well mastered game of contrasts, when you are going for strong pieces with a loaded fashion heritage, better mix them with timeless classic you’ll already have, like a plain cotton shirt or a blazer. An audacious and undoubtedly modern combination that wouldn’t make us hesitate one second.