Jumpsuit for Joy

Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox

Spring is juuuust around the corner, I can feel it! Today and yesterday there was an actual tangible warmth from the sun, and it got dark way later than usual. I’m very excited about the promise of those beautiful Spring days, and Spring blooms of course.

With all of this in mind, Boden asked me to style some of their Spring collection, and I’m not even going to excuse this pun, but I jumped at the chance!

I went for the beautiful Clarissa jumpsuit, because I’ve wanted a jumpsuit for absolutely ages. But, when you’re 5’3″ (and a half, the half is very important) like me, jumpsuits from regular shops are seemingly made for giants and leave me traipsing around the fitting room with seven extra inches of fabric flapping around my feet. As well as being on the short side, being born prematurely has also given me the gift of an incredibly short waist (shoutout to my Mum who has had to take the straps up on basically every sun dress and pinafore I’ve ever bought) so tailored jumpsuits never sit on my waist properly.

Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox

But then in came Boden, with their absolutely perfect petite range, and a jumpsuit that FITS ME! *cue angels singing the Hallelujah chorus*

It’s made of the most beautiful swishy fabric that drapes in the right places and doesn’t cling to the wrong ones; I have always had a bit of a pot belly and have found in the past that other jumpsuits hugely accentuate this AND give me a mum bum (not a good look!). Going to the loo isn’t a problem, because the back is beautifully dipped and I can reach the zip super easily.

Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox

AND IT HAS POCKETS!

Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox

Because I’m in my 30s, everyone I know is married and I barely go anywhere, I decided to dress my jumpsuit down with these trainers in Leo, but it will be perfect with a pair of colour pop heels for a wedding, christening, fancy meal etc.

Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox
Clarissa navy spot jumpsuit by Boden, styled with trainers next to a red postbox

I also decided that January and Feburary’s greyness very much needed brightening up with some rainbow colours. I get really moopy about the dark, grey weather at this time of year, and am always looking for ways to find pops of colour. Boden are well known for their bright colours, but their Spring collection is full of rainbow deliciousness – I wanted it all!

Boden spot/stripe Breton, Effie cardigan and longline necklace. Sat on piano with cup of tea

As an absolute Breton obsessive (you can read more about that here) I went for this twist on a classic Breton – stripes and rainbow spots is an unbeatable combination in my book! The stripes on the Effie cardigan are perfect for pepping up a monochrome outfit – or for purposefully clashing with colours and prints (the more the better I say). I also couldn’t resist this beautiful long layered necklace for putting with, well, everything!

Boden spot/stripe Breton, Effie cardigan and longline necklace. Sat on piano with cup of tea
Boden Clarissa Jumpsuit and Effie Cardigan.

There’s more style inspo (and Boden loveliness) over on my Shop My Style page.

{the clothes I am wearing in this blog post were kindly gifted to me by Boden, and I am proud to be working with them as they’re a brand I absolutely adore. I wasn’t under any obligation or paid to write this post; I just thought these pieces were gorgeous!}

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