So this week I spent a morning at the brilliant independent boutique BOHO in Bath.
Their Autumn Winter collection offers a great mix of rich textures of velvet and satin, mixed with practical corduroy and chunky knits. Colours are a mix of deep greens, soft pastels and rich plums and orange, sitting alongside neutral tones. The clothes are perfectly wearable for a laid back, sophisticated style with a hint of luxe.
Winter whites were a winning style for me. I loved these cream barrel shaped jeans. Styled with a simple breton turtle neck, an oversized corduroy coat and chunky biker boots.
The look felt minimal, practical and sophisticated.
The cream aron jumper is back and looks super fresh in a top to toe tonal look with a flash of stripe underneath.
Soft pleated plum cords, felt comfortable and cool. Rolled up and teamed with suede ankle boots and soft mustard print blouse.
THE SATIN SKIRT
The satin skirt will work so hard this season and this forest green is a winning colour. For now team with lightweight t-shirts and trainers, for later team with chunky knits and cord blazers for a high/low sophisticated style that is so easy to wear.
Glitter striped jumper felt flash and fun alongside the cords.
THE CHUNKY NECKLACE
The chunky necklace is the accessory of the season. This mix metal one is a winner and such a fabulous price.
BOHO can be found on Broad Street in Bath and on St Caterines Hill in Frome.
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Last month, I was guest speaker at the WHO Networking group.
I discussed personal branding and the importance of tailoring your personal style to suit your business. Whatever your business is, it’s fundamental that your style suits the environment you work in. Whatever work you do, It’s also incredibly important to have a signature piece that clients and customers remember.
When rebranding last year, I wanted to portray a business element to my brand - an image with a blazer felt right to convey my professional style. This is my signature piece.
I wear a lot of print and vintage so a sharp tailored blazer pulls my look together.
My red blazer is a garment that when I put it on, I mean business. To me it reflects my business personality - vibrant, energetic, un-noticeable and punchy.
So my question to you is ‘If your business was a blazer, what blazer would it be?’
Here are some inspired ideas..(All Massimo Dutti new season)
A twist on the country tweed. Authentic, classic, traditional English. Perfect with jeans and I love it mixed with the tweed skirt.
Grey minimal and sporty. For the individual who likes simplicity, clean lines and no fuss.
The 70’s corduroy is back. This feels preppy, nostalgic, soft to touch. Worn simple with jeans or throw over a printed floral midi dress.
The classic pinstripe is now not just for the city. This looks very Parisian worn with straight cropped denim. Oversize is best - thrown over classic separates.
Plaid check is everywhere. Chuck on with tracksuits and t-shirts nod to the 90s or do the sporty thing and team matching trousers, trainers and t-shirt.
Need a instant wardrobe update?
White boots will sharpen up your autumn look.
After months of wearing sandals, these crisp coloured boots will modernise your look.
Mine are a block heel so easy to wear at work or daytime.
How to wear..
My were a steal in the Top Shop sale in the heatwave in June.
They will effortlessly take you from to autumn to winter.
The perfect transitional look worn with bare legs with midi dresses and white jeans for a minimal look.
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