A Colourful 25 Years

A Colourful 25 Years

What better way to celebrate 25 years of Boden than with a celebratory Colour Walk around the British capital?

With some of our favourite influencer friends in tow, we took to the streets of London to celebrate a quarter century of bold colour, unique prints, unmatched quality, premium fabrics, effortless cuts, surprising details, Incredible service… we could go on.

Kristabel, Xanthe and Alison on Boden's A Colourful 25 Years photowalk in their colourful primary coloured coats

Documented by photographer Xanthe Berkeley, we started the trip at Pedlars homeware shop in Ladbroke Grove before setting off on a specially planned trail, being sure to capture the most colourful sights of West London, the home of Boden. To see the day in full, check out the hashtag #AColourful25Years on Instagram.

Below, three of our stylish partygoers talk to us about style and how to work with colour.

 

Fritha Quinn in the Hydrangea Ottoman dress in bright pink and green moleskin duffle coat on Bodens colour walk

Fritha  Quinn of Tigerlilly Quinn

What made you choose this outfit?

“I love the cut of the Ottoman A-Line dress as it has such a fun Sixties vibe to it. The hydrangea pink is an eye-catching pop of colour and a great contrast to the autumnal browns and oranges of the season.

“I wouldn’t normally wear a green coat but it contrasted so perfectly and I’m now planning to add lots more green into my wardrobe. The pony skin trainers I chose to wear are a staple that will go with so many outfits. I love the extra fun detailing of the spot pony fabric and did I mention how comfortable they are?!”

Fritha Quinn in the Hydrangea Ottoman dress in bright pink and the tan saddle bag on Bodens colour walk

What colours do you like to wear and do you have any advice for those who normally shy away from bright shades?

“My go-to colours are yellow, pink and turquoise. My house is actually set out in a similar theme so I’m certainly not afraid of a splash of colour.

“For anyone who isn’t sure how to wear colour, I’d suggest introducing it into your everyday outfits by picking one bright piece at a time. For example, a classic Breton top with a bright yellow skirt is a great place to start.”

How would you describe your style?

“Colourful and playful with a retro twist.”

We’ve just turned 25. What advice would you give your 25-year-old self?

“At 25 I was just about to become a mum for the first time and I had no idea what was in front of me. The past five years have been the best of my life so far; getting married, having two children and starting one business. I’d say that 25 was an amazing starting point and things have just got better and better. Happy birthday Boden, you’ve done amazing things in your first 25 years and I can’t wait to see what the next 25 brings.”

 

Colourful Boden bags held up against a stripy wall on Boden's A colourful 25 years photowalk

 Supal Desai of chevrons and eclairs in the pink Sally textured coat, pussy bow blouse and tweed skirt on Boden's colourful 25 years walk

Supal Desai of Chevrons and Eclairs

What made you choose this outfit?

I wanted to wear something that reflected my personality. I’m a consultant by day and blogger by night, so I need something that is polished and fun. The silk blouse and tartan skirt combination is perfect for the office and adds the right amount of femininity to any office look. Throw on a bright coat for a bit of adventure.”

White Sofia silk pussy bow blouse worn with the pink Sally coat

What colours do you like to wear and do you have any advice for those who normally shy away from bright shades?

“Sometimes I too find colour intimidating, but I like looks that are in the same colour palette. I love pink and red as they pair perfectly with nude, white and black. If I go for an all-black look, I’ll throw on a colourful scarf or coat just to spice things up a little bit.”

How would you describe your style?

Spontaneously classic.”

We’ve just turned 25. What advice would you give your 25-year-old self?

“To travel as much as you can. There is so much to see in the world that can inspire your career, personality and future.”

Boden leopard print tan pony saddle bag with Wild at Heart flowers inside

Erica Davies in the Hunter green Bridget boucle coat worn with black wide leg cropped trousers, a breton and yellow clutch 

Erica Davies of The Edited

What made you choose this outfit?

“The coat is such a brilliant, stand-out colour. It would work with lots of different types of outfits, from denim to dresses. I’ve kept it simple with cashmere stripes and cropped kick trousers, which I love.”

Yellow saffron pony skin clutch bag worn with a green boucle Bridget coat

What colours do you like to wear and do you have any advice for those who normally shy away from bright shades?

I’m very partial to a good neutral base, so I enjoy wearing lots of navy blue, blacks and greys, which I mix with pops of pink, cherry red, yellow and green. My advice for those who don’t naturally gravitate towards colour is to test the water with accessories. You can then try something like a strong primary knit or coat.”

We’ve just turned 25. What advice would you give your 25-year-old self?

I would tell a 25-year-old me not to care so much about what other people think and be more honest with what I really want to do. Sometimes it’s OK to say no.”

A colourful 25 years Boden photowalk girls holding flowers from Wild at Heart and wearing burgundy Boden pieces

A Colourful Competition

To celebrate our 25th birthday, share your photos of anything bright and beautiful for the chance to win a colourful sum (*cough cough £500 credit cough cough*) The subject is up to you; food, flowers, automobiles, doors. Bonus points if you sneak in our clothing.

Peruse through Facebook, use our upload button or share your snaps on Twitter or Instagram with #AColourful25Years to play. Good luck!

Enter now ›  

Shop our guests' colourful outfits

Photos by Joe Galvin

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