It was the equinox earlier this week and last weekend I cut the lawn for the first time this season. My patio pots of daffodils add a pop of cheery colour and this weekend the clocks go forward.
It's only the start of spring and yet the mid-season sales are in full swing. But actually, they present an excellent opportunity to buy some key transitional pieces that can be worn now and styled differently as the season progresses and the temperatures rise.
Here in the Yorkshire Dales, we often see frost on the ground until May and even when the days are warm, the evenings can be cool so I believe wholeheartedly that the majority of my wardrobe should multi-task, be adaptable and transcend the seasons and the temperature.
A significant part of my wardrobe comes form Boden and with excellent reductions off a lot of stock, I have picked out my favourites, all of which can be worn right now as well as in months to come.
Tunic dresses are one of my style staples and this Azalea Tunic Dress is exactly the multi-tasker I like. Wear it now with tights and ankle boots, dress it up with a pair of heels for a special occasion and wear with sandals in summer.
|Azalea Tunic Dress £59.70 or less|
I love the colours in the Azalea dress above and given the return I got on last year's investment, I'm very tempted to get this while reduced.
And because we all multi-task as much as our clothes, it washes beautifully in the machine.
The yellow handbag I'm carrying in the photo above has been a great favourite of mine for two years (It's the Boden Bowling Bag in sulphur), and goes with a surprising number of colours and outfits. The Amanda bag below is such a beautiful shape and comes in a similar bright hue as well as indispensable navy and tan.
|Amanda Bag £74.50-£89.40 or less|
This denim dress is a little different for Boden and is somewhat of a hidden gem. Available in both dark denim and light, this too could be worn with tights and ankle boots or with brogues, flats or pumps. I think the model on the left looks effortlessly chic with a touch of Parisian nonchalance and I absolutely love this look.
|Denim Dress £55.65 or less|
|Bonnie Studded Flat £71.60-£89.59 or less|
A third trans-seasonal dress that caught my eye is the Everyday Tunic which has gorgeous striped detail on the back. The model shots show how the changes can be rung with tights and with footwear. I love the boots that the model on the left is wearing and think they too would work all year round from cold winter days to cool summer festivals.
|Everyday Tunic Dress £47.40 or less|
Breton tops are another staple in my wardrobe and Boden does them in an array of colours. These ones are reduced and are ideal with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, denim shorts, chino shorts and would look amazing tucked into a full midi shirt.
|Long Sleeved Breton £18.85- £21.20|
For off-duty style, nothing beats a sweatshirt and these are rather cute. I would team one with boyfriend jeans and statement heels for something a little unexpected, but again, they are ideal with jeans and shorts of all styles.
|Slogan Sweatshirt £35.70 or less|
I hope this has given you some inspiration. There are so many more things reduced by 50% so head over to the Boden website. Enjoy and use code 5H3A for the discounts to apply.
Love Liz x