Red Polka Dots for ‘Spring’

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

This Monday was the Vernal Equinox: marking the equal length of day and night around the planet and officially heralding the start of Spring. This weekend, the clocks spring forward, signalling the beginning of British Summer Time. Easter is in a matter of weeks. I just wish the weather had gotten the memo: yesterday I woke to a blizzard and then walked home in glorious sunshine; as I write this evening, rain lashes the windows and wind whistles down the chimney and I’m seriously fighting the desire to hibernate.

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

To combat the changeable weather I’m practising the art of Spring sartorial optimism. I don’t mean throwing caution to the wind (literally), packing away my coats and going bare-legged. In Scotland we’re seldom given the meteorological let-up for such extravagances – even in the height of Summer. Instead, I’m embracing the capacity of colour to brighten these grey days, and acknowledging the power of patterns.

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Enter this Boden dress. I challenge you not to smile when you slip on this rosy number: its ‘sixties inspired, Orla Kiely-esque polka dots, boldest of red hues and shimmy-worthy shape make it difficult not to notice. The flattering knee-length, body-skimming cut, elegant long sleeves and placket front concealing the buttons beneath make it practical, while the colour and pattern are completely contemporary and fresh. It’s versatile too – seeing me from work to weekends and everything in between. As is this shopper (with 40% off all things Boden to boot). I shan’t be storing my thermals just yet, but this dress is perfect for hiding all manner of necessary layers while we continue to await Spring’s arrival North of the border…

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

Boden Jessica Dress

What are you wearing this ‘Spring’?

Coat, dress, bag and boots all very kindly c/o Boden – but all love of colour and pattern entirely my own! 

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