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Boden has surged into my Top 5 Favorite Retailers List lately, with its impeccable fits and ever-improving patterns. Mixing classics with a modern cut, the retailer has become a go-to for me for work and dressier weekend. Right now they are running a 20% off your order (code: 8R3M) promotion, which is as good as discounts off full-price items get here!
Inside, what to use this 20% off towards…
I talk a lot about Boden dresses (recent picks in this post and this one) so this time around, let’s focus on some other areas. Their selection is full of great sweaters and tops for instance! I love the little details on classics like the Tilly Relaxed V-Neck Sweater ($85 + 20% off) topping this post, with its cute little cuff buttons and the Grace Button Sweater ($89 + 20% off) directly above with its chain of buttons down the sides. Both come in a variety of colors and run true to size with a slightly relaxed fit. The Tilly also comes in a crewneck version.
So many retailers have made their sweaters much too short this season which makes Boden’s long options all the more appealing to me. I love not having to worry that when I raise my arms to hail a taxi that I might accidentally freeze part of my torso off. But of course there are occasions for shorter sweaters which is why it’s so fun that Boden offers options like their Cashmere Crew Cardigan ($150 + 20% off) and their Favorite Crew Cardigan ($80 + 20% off) in cropped versions! (Cashmere Crop, Favorite Crew Crop.) With items like defined-waist dresses or high-waisted skirts, these crops can be useful but for everyday wear the full-length cardigans are my go-tos.
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Here are some of my other favorite Boden items these days:
1 | The Brighton Biker Skinny Jeans ($90 + 20% off, above) fit like such a dream! Mostly cotton with the slightest hint of stretch, they fit over my hips and butt fantastically and don’t droop over the day. With a higher waist, they also don’t cut into my gut. I take my usual jean size.
2 | If you’re on the straighter side, or have narrow hips and a smaller bottom, then check out the Richmond Pants ($98 + 20% off) and their cropped version, which have a very moden cut and come in so many colors and pretty patterns! According to my friends with these body shapes, these pants run true to jean size.
3 | Another pant that is a miracle as far as I’m concerned is the Lizzie Pant ($90 + 20% off). Most cargo pants have incredibly tapered or skinny legs or go the other way to a wide-leg or boyfriend cut that just doesn’t flatter curves; these have a straighter leg (which if you’re narrower on the bottom will feel ‘relaxed) and an ideal length for pairing with heels, or cuffing with flats. I love them so much! I find myself between sizes on this one — but I stick with my usual size. Straighter figures, you’ll likely want to size down.
4 | I received the Anna Mac ($190 + 20% off) in the navy linked floral pattern about two weeks ago, and I can’t wait for rain! This rain trench has a removable hood which makes it a lovely coat for sunny days too, but in the rain it’s so stylish and fun! I took my usual size 8 in coats.
5 | If you like the waxed military jacket look, the Fitted Waxed Jacket (now $200 + 20% off) is an ideal choice. A friend owns the navy version and every time we’re out together at least 3 people ask where she got it! The jacket has a lovely body-skimming shape with a belted waist (though it’s easy enough to let the belt go loose) and a low-hip hitting form. Stick with your true coat size.
6 | The Constance Striped Coat (now $216 + 20% off) seems like such a fun Spring Coat! I love the stripes and I especially love the cuff detail. This one runs a bit large — size down if you want a closer fit.
7 | One more jacket I’m loving is the Cropped Sienna ($228 + 20% off) which I purchased around the holidays and am thinking of getting in a second color. It is the ideal size to wear with jeans and a top, or over work dresses. I love the concealed buttons, which make it sleek for work. I own the black in my usual coat size and am strongly considering the ivory. The weight will be perfect for the rest of winter (indoors!) and early spring.
8 | The Two-Part Court ($150-$170 + 20% off) is such a cute shoe and Boden totally nailed the color range! Unfortunately the reviews are all over the place when it comes to sizing and my ordered pairs are both on backorder, so I can’t yet comment on how they fit me. But I will let you know as soon as they arrive! (I ordered my usual size figuring if it’s a bit large I can wear a gel inside the toe.)
9 | A shoe I have received and adore is the Cordelia Colorblocked Flat ($150 + 20% off), which I received in the silver metallic/ivory/nude and wear around my office constantly! They are so comfy, have an adequate amount of padding inside and look adorable on. I usually don’t like this style of flat but these are very sleek and modern. They run true to size, a 9 (40) for me.
10 | If you’re looking for a skirt that won’t do you wrong, look no further than the Martha Skirt ($110 + 20% off), a tremendous-fitting pencil that doesn’t wrinkle easily. I own it in so many colors and patterns now and I adore each one. Fits true to size.
What Boden items do you love? What are you thinking of ordering during this promotion?
Later today, we’ll discuss promos ending today like Anthropologie’s Extra 40% off Sale promo…