When we’ve got the day or night off, we love to dress up...
Sometimes, that means a great skirt, dressy blouse and fabulous shoes, and others, jeans and statement velvet slippers. One of our favourite British fashion brands Boden is our go-to for the party season (races, weddings, christenings, parties and more), so we asked our editor Georgie Abay to share some of her favourite pieces. Loafers, velvet skirts, printed blouses and lots more. Ready to go shopping? Photography: Emmy Etie | Go to www.boden.com
SHOP: Boden blouse, $176, skirt, $220 and shoes, $108
What do you look for in clothes when you shop this time of year?
In Sydney, we have a very relaxed approach to dressing. Spring and summer are my favourite seasons. I have two uniforms: cotton or linen dresses, leather sandals and basket bags. Or a denim skirt or jeans with cotton or linen tees and sneakers or sandals. When I go out, I’ll wear a beautiful skirt or jeans. I think we all tend to stick to a uniform. I don’t have time to fuss in the morning and when I’m going out at night, I’ve usually got two kids hanging off my legs or rifling through my makeup drawer in the bathroom. Dressing needs to be easy!
SHOP: Boden blouse, $176, jeans, $110, and slippers, $198
What drew you to this outfit?
I live in jeans – even when I’m going out. To dress jeans up, I love a beautiful blouse and statement shoes (I’m obsessed with Boden’s slippers). I love the current trend of high waisted, cropped jeans. It suits my lifestyle perfectly. I also love skirts (more than dresses) and my collection is always growing. It’s the first thing I’ll look for when I’m shopping online. I love the return of the satin slip skirt. It’s perfect for going out – I’ll just add a fun blouse and some midi heels (I’m 180cm tall so midi is as high as I’ll go!).
Which is your favourite piece and why?
I love this printed blouse – especially worn with denim jeans.
Favourite thing about spring?
Flowers – I buy fresh flowers for our home weekly and spring is my favourite season. Hydrangeas, peonies, David Austin roses….. also Boden’s floral dresses for my girls.
SHOP: Arabella wears Boden dress, $90, Lottie wears Boden T-shirt, $40, and skirt, $48
How do you dress your children in Boden?
They love anything that sparkles (let’s just say there was a big fight over the pink dress in this shoot – ha!). The girls love to dress up, no matter where they’re going. I love that about kids – they can wear a sequinned dress to the playground and no one would bat an eyelid. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if adults were the same?! We especially love Boden’s swimwear for summer. And floral dresses for spring. And of course, the cute party shoes for weddings or leading up to Christmas. In association with Boden