Strawberries & Cream

Is there anything more British than strawberries & cream in the sunshine?

Well, perhaps strawberries & cream in the rain… but given the choice, I’ll have mine with a side of rays.

Summer is so close you can almost smell it. The scent of cut grass is wafting through my open window as I type, there are children playing outside and Custard is on his back, snoozing in a golden patch of sun.

A season of sporting matches, champagne and strawberries awaits us.

So naturally, this colour pallette seems to have woven its way into my wardrobe. Whether we’re talking strawberries or crumble (or often in my dad’s case, sausages – not kidding), cream goes with everything.

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So what could be better than a creamy guise to take us from the wavering spring weather on into summer?

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Channeling Coco, but in a suitably all-British look.

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Sporting Boden’s newest ICONS collection.

Their high-end, luxury and limited edition line.

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The new collection pairs “Edwardian elegance with the opulence of India”. Look closely at the cricket jumper and see that it sparkles, with very soft golden thread woven through.

Just the thing for basking in the cool British sunshine!

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Cashmere cricket jumper // Palazzo pants

Cream sunglasses

Chanel bag // Chanel shoes

Lipstick (Luciano)

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When Boden asked me to collaborate and style two of their looks for a blog post, I raced for these pieces and wouldn’t put them down!

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The words comfort and style rarely go together, so when they do, don’t let go!

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The Indian influence is far more apparent in the dressier pieces of the ICONS collection.

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We’ll call this the strawberry of the collection.

A little 60’s bell-sleeved dress, peppered with intricate embroidery.

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Boden’s hand-drawn designs have been carefully brought to life on top of sheer, silky fabric. It rests on your skin, tattooing you in the best of spring blooms!

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British fashion, with a twist!

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Geddit?! ^ That’s the twist.

Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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Embroidered dress // Polkadot scarf

Cream sunglasses // Pink shoes

Lipstick – Blondie Pink

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So thrilled to be working with Boden on yet another of their launches, and I have to say… I think this is my favorite so far!

Check out the ICONS collection online here, but be quick. Once it’s gone, it’s gone for good.

Which do you think is more you? Strawberry or cream?

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