5 Outfits, 5 Occasions With A Stylist

Sarah Corbett-Winder only appeared on our radar a few months ago, but we’ve quickly become obsessed with her unique style and ability to pull unexpected pieces together. We’ve also made no secret of our love for Boden this season (no one does party pieces quite like this Brit brand) so there’s no happier coincidence than the fact that Sarah is a stylist for the label.

So we raided their beautiful Kings Road store together, to get Sarah’s top picks from this season’s collection, and to get all her styling tips for pulling them off. From day-to-night heroes to off-duty classics, here are her 5 favourite looks available now...

I love the pyjama dressing trend and I think this is a particularly great set. I adore the colours used in the print, and these trousers are so flattering. Also, it can look fab worn as separates – the trousers with a navy knit and wedged trainers or the shirt with a cropped flared jean, sock boot and black biker.

Don’t be scared of the matchy matchy trend. It’s everywhere now so worth embracing; but if you’re nervous, keep your footwear and accessories subtle. I suggest picking a colour that is in the print or compliments the pattern - don’t try to be clever, it never works.

Naomi Silk Shirt
Weybourne Wideleg Trousers
Trumpet Kelsey Heels

I love this look – it’s the perfect combination of chic and casual. Velvet, obviously, works for the evening but I also think it’s great for a surprising daytime edit. Plus, it just makes you feel more glam. I love the mix of textures and tonal colours - that’s always a good thing to remember when you’re getting dressed. Some colours will sort of not go together but they will - we’ll see a lot of tonal dressing this season.

My top tip for pulling off velvet in the day: pare it back with clean, white trainers. It’s such a good trick to remember if you’re wearing something smarter. I mean a velvet trouser suit with a white trainer - the dream!

Want to switch up this look for evening? You have two options. Either keep the trousers on and add a black velvet blazer - with nothing underneath. You can opt for a flat loafer or a killer heel. Or keep the knitwear on, add a girlfriend jean and a front tuck, a mega heel and a black tux jacket on your shoulders. And then finish both looks with some mega statement earrings - the bigger the better.

Emily Jumper
Helston Faux Fur Gilet
Selwood Velvet Trousers
White Classic Trainers

If you put this down on paper - sequins, leopard and heeled boots - it probably shouldn’t work. But it does! It’s because the under layers are block navy, so the injection of leopard print isn’t too much. Want an excuse to wear this? It’s perfect for a Boxing Day pub lunch. Dressed up but not too dressed up.

I love teaming sequins with knitwear to make them more casual, but really, they can be balanced out with anything - a breton, white trainer, boyfriend shirt, army jacket, oversized denim jacket, or a biker jacket.

Wearing animal print can be intimidating, so my advice is make sure that you wear the leopard and don’t let the leopard wear you! Don’t overdo it (that’s when you veer into Pat Butcher territory) - remember Chanel’s advice is ‘less is more’. A pop of it, in a coat or accessory, is ideal.

Also, these days, leopard really is seen as a neutral. I am yet to find something that it doesn’t go with.

Boxgrove Faux Fur Coat
Leah Jumper
Sequin Midi Skirt
Black Ankle Stretch Boots

This dress is so chic and the most beautiful colour. It clings in all the right places - including my bump! I love adding a black biker to a more pretty, feminine outfit, it toughens it up. Sock boots are an unexpected addition, but because they’re subtle they gives the dress the lime light. I think this is great for Christmas work drinks - it shows just the right amount of effort.

Tips for dressing for an event when pregnant? I think it’s chicer not wearing super tight clothes. Your boobs often look sensational so I say show them off. I don’t think that you can go wrong with a wide leg trouser, oversized shirt - obviously slightly open and a great loafer. Jumpsuits are also great. I’m not a huge fan of maternity jeans - so wearing your trousers low and using an elastic hair tie for some extra room is always a winner.

My formula for a failsafe evening look is good clean hair, lashings of cheek highlighter and a fab accessory - bag, earrings, shoes. And never forget some slinky underwear - you need to feel good from the bottom up!

Morleigh Leather Jacket
Rebecca Satin Maxi Dress
Black Ankle Stretch Boots

You really can’t go wrong with a well-cut black tux suit. You only need to add a red lip and killer heel for night time, but you can also dress it down with a denim shirt and trainer, or wear separately – add the trousers to a Breton and a biker or the jacket to leather trousers and a white shirt. Ever so versatile.

This blazer is perfect for the nothing-underneath-look because it’s so fluid. However the alternative is a white tee or a crisp white shirt for a really polished look.

The fit is crucial on a two piece. There is nothing worse than a tight suit - I think if in doubt go bigger, it will look more expensive. It’s also helpful to be able to wear either a heel or a trainer with a two piece, so bear this in mind for the trouser length. If you don’t have one in your wardrobe I strongly advise that you invest in one; they’re just so versatile. 

Lennox Blazer
Marlin Wide Leg Trousers
Kelsey Heels

My favourite piece from Boden’s winter collection has been to be the Black Tux suit. It’s just SO Chic!

The best seller this season has been all things velvet - suits, wide leg trousers, culottes, party frocks, tops, shirts, loafers, heels…we definitely have velvet covered. And everyone is loving it!

Every year, we reinvent the Boden trouser suit. Ours fit very well, they are beautifully tailored. We introduce new colours and fabrics - think velvet, flock spot, tweed…and actually, we should do a denim one. I buy one every season and love mix and matching my old suit jacket with my new suit trousers. They really are wardrobe builders.

My biggest tip for dressing a bump is to remember to keep your style that you had pre-pregnancy. I am not a huge fan of investing in a whole new wardrobe as you’re not going to be pregnant forever, so I say wear your boyfriend/husbands’ clothes - shirts, knitwear and even jeans. Just be sure to wear a fab coat, great gold jewelry and carry a fab bag. I think a woman in men’s clothes is super sexy anyway.

Next season at Boden is amazing. Too many exciting things and obviously it’s meant to be a surprise - but it would be rude not to share at all, so i will confess there’s a wide leg navy polka dot trouser suit. With a matching polka dot backless loafer. Honestly too much.

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