This time of year, think about what you want to wear now-and what will carry you into the spring and early summer. It's pretty unrealistic in places where it gets cold, like here, to think you can buy something now and wear it through the summer when it comes to pants. However, Boden comes close.
Pants Galore!The thing to keep in mind about Boden is that they sometimes highlight the craziest version of what they're selling. For example, the image that comes up on their website and in print is this one:
|Sizes available vary by color|
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As far as basics, those are covered, too, and tend to be less expensive than some of the statement pieces that Boden is known for.
Dresses to Wear For Months AheadOn the other hand, you might wait to see if you can get this Ella dress (love the name!) on sale. Although Boden stuff is good quality that lasts, I understand that it might be too pricey.
|Ella dress, Sizes 2P-18L|
Similarly, at first glance a long-sleeved dress like this one wouldn't be a good buy at this time of year, since you'd likely only wear it for a few months before retiring it for the summer. However, if you work in a freezing cold office, you might consider buying it knowing that you'll wear it all summer long, especially in that bright color! I'd love this dress with a dark navy belt this time of year.
But boy, oh boy, the sale section has some great dresses, too! Some I've loved for months, like this one that allows for a bigger bust and bra straps while also feeling modern and fresh, or this incredible one with the cut outs, or this one that I want my friend Erika to own so much, or this one that looks so boring in the black the model is wearing but really cute in the patterns, or any of these maternity dresses if you're expecting or want to send a friend a sweet gift during her pregnancy,
Bags for DaysI've never purchased a bag from Boden simply because their clothing is so good that my cart is usually overfull by the time I either abandon it all together or check myself out before I spend more than I budgeted for. However, their accessories are great, and I assume the quality is similar to that of the clothing, which is to say excellent. Maybe starting in the clearance section would help ease the burden? Here's a favorite.
|$35.20 from $88|