April 3, 2014 - Easy Outfits, Style

Summer Preview | Splash of Color

It was a long, gray winter – even by Texas standards.  Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, it’s nice to add a splash of color to the sea of blah. Boden is helping me make my closet fun again with their happy colors and patterns.  I mean how can you feel bad when you’re wearing an outfit as happy as this?

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Boden through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Boden, all opinions are my own.

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  • I love the colour of the cardigan…..very pretty.


  • I love this color mix! And Boden is one of my favorite places to shop! I am actually ordering a bathing suit today! Susan

  • So fun to think about summer clothes! I love those shoes, are the comfortable?

  • Oh my goodness! I am so in love with both your shorts and your striped shirt/sweater combo. Love! And your legs…well, they’re fabulous :).

  • I love all shades of orange and coral, they are so flattering and immediately brighten up my skin – and mood 🙂
    You definitely look stunning in this Boden look, Alison. And your legs… OMG!

    Annette | Lady of Style

  • these pieces are so cute and perfect for spring.

  • That’s adorable together!

  • Oh, I love this! I am a sucker for printed shorts and gingham. I just got their catalog in the mail yesterday. I’m afraid to look through it because I’m sure I will want everything and won’t be able to pick a “reasonable” amount of items. Your legs look fabulous by the way!

  • WOW! the colours in this are glorious! Maybe it’ll help jumpstart Mother Nature out my way, as we are still deep in the throws of winter here. I am very jealous.

    I adore the mixture of stripes and gingham. Great outfit.


  • Jan Fisher

    Cute outfit! Just signed up for the challenge…can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.
    I only hope our weather here in Illinois cooperates and gets warmer soon! Anxious to start wearing shorts/capris, etc and put the sweaters and boots away for now!


  • What a perfect late spring/summer outfit! I love the colors! You look amazing!

  • Just beautiful! Love it all. I am especially eyeing the necklace!

  • I love this color combo + print mix on you! SO gorgeous!


  • What a fun colorful outfit! Love the color combo!

  • Very pretty! I love the coral cardi, too. I wish I was able to pull off shorts as well as you. My legs are nice and toned, but I fell uncomfortable in shorter shorts now because of my age. Thank you for showing me that a Mom with older children can look good in shorter than bermuda length shorts! I would love to see a post about how to incorporate shorter shorts into your wardrobe and do’s and don’t’s for wearing them. Maybe you have done a post like this? Hope you have a great week!

  • heidi

    oh I love the coral colour..its one of my favourites!

  • I absolutely love the mix of color and patterns!! and those shoes! love!

  • I love everything about this outfit! Those shorts are amazing! Gingham is my favorite 🙂

  • Hot momma! I love those shorts!

  • Oh how I love Boden. And this outfit! I feel happy just seeing you in that summery outfit!

  • hl

    Adore this mix of print and colors. And it calls back perfectly with your shoes. Love it. So fun and springy.

  • gorgeous cardigan! That color looks amazing on you! It’s definitely my fav this spring!

  • mcarswell

    I agree with all of the other posts. You look amazing and this outfit is just too adorable. I love outfits that make me happy and this is one of them. Also agree about a post on appropriate short lengths for different age groups. I’m 44 and cannot decide if I should go with 4 or 5″ short even though I’m in very good shape and petite. Any thoughts would be welcomed!

  • This is such a perfect summer outfit. Coral is my favorite color!

  • ADA

    You always look beautiful in bright colors, Alison. I love Blue and Coral. I am wearing Blue in my current post and my Coral cardigan will be in the next post.

    I hadn’t heard about Boden until the last year but so many bloggers own clothes from it and it has fun stuff. =)

  • mcarswell

    Hi, just wondering the color name and size that you took in the cardi from Target in this post? I found a couple on the website, but one seems too orange. Thanks.

  • You are too cute! Love the look!

  • You look so cute!! I can’t wait for it to warm up here & I’m so jel you’re in shorts already! xx

  • Those are the PERFECT summer shorts!! I love the print and the fit!