Fall inspirations from Boden, part 3

Color-blocking and contrast/multicolored trims:
This is not something I’m usually into; it’s more flashy than my usual style and it can get childish or over the top if you’re not careful. I like these examples, though, and it particularly appeals to me for dressy occasions.

Color-blocking:

Silk Cotton Dress – adds interest to a basic surplice neck dress


Colourblock Cardigan – what about using a couple different thrift-store sweaters to Frankenstein something like this?


Colourblock Shift – cute and flattering for more figures. It’s a close match to a dress in this spring’s Ottobre Woman pattern magazine.

Contrast trims:


Paintbox V-neck – 2 colors of contrast trim at the neck and cuffs


Glamorous Heeled Boots – combining the exposed zipper trend with color. Cute or hideous? You be the judge.


Marylebone Coat – yellow buttons on the black; red on the navy. Cute way to update an older coat too.


Rainbow Coat – easy to reproduce with ribbon, maybe on a vintage coat? I would so be buying the charcoal version if I lived somewhere where I actually needed a heavy wool coat on a regular basis.


Textured Empire Top – contrast raw-edged trim at neckline and wrists


Peacock Jacket – interesting layered, raw-edged multicolored trim on collar and pockets. You could create a removable version of this for use with a particular outfit.

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