Wednesday, 28 August 2013

How to wear tartan

I heard that tartan was back and I was immediately thinking NO NO NO NO NO - I had images of women all over the world dressed like this
But then I did notice a very nice pic of Victoria Beckham wearing a tartan mini skirt and my faith was restored - tartan can look good if worn/styled correctly.

Source: Daily Mail

The photo of VB is uncanny (to me) because in 1993/94 I had a red tartan mini kilt that I used to wear with black heels and a slouchy jumper - just call me a fashionista why don't you ?!

How to wear tartan? My one piece of advice is "do not over do it"! I would treat tartan as I do animal print - LESS IS MORE. So pick one statement item of tartan and the rest is plain/normal.

I am kicking myself that I got rid of the little red skirt I had 20 years but here is a little collection of things that have cuaght my eye in the high street today.

ASOS Tartan Dress £22


New Look £17.99 

ASOS Skater Skirt in Tartan Check £16


Own The Runway Tartan Dress £14.99




I would wear all of these with simple light round or v-neck jumper, tights or tanned legs and shoe boots as VB has done here - I love the look so much - I think I might be the last navy skirt, it's gorgeous!

What do you think? Will you embrace the tartan trend? How will you wear it?

Fiona
xoxo

12 comments :

  1. The Own the Runway red tartan dress is just too cute!! Love the look on VB.....she has absolutely got it going on!! x

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    1. I am so in love with her and what she wears!!!

      I have to steal her look - I must I must I must!

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  2. I love a touch of tartan, if I could find it, it would be a long super fitted skirt!

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    1. Go find it - I'd love to see you in it!

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  3. I love the last navy skirt too. I wore a black short tartan skirt for my 30th birthday party almost 10 years ago. How strange that it would not look out of place a decade on. Wish I'd kept it. Love Liz xxx

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    1. I know they say fashion comes around again and again but I'm not experiencing it and it makes me kick myself that I got rid of everything first time around!

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  4. Hi there! So agree, VB looks fab as usual, not sure if I will rock tartan-maybe if I see the right piece, but I won't actively look! Have a great weekend xxx

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  5. Love the ASOS dress! But still don't know if I'd wear it?!

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    1. I might order it and see if I can dress it down

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  6. I'm slowly coming around to the tartan trend, but agree that it's not something you should wear too much of all at once. Love the VB look ... does that woman look bad in anything??? I'm thinking along the lines of a tartan jacket in navy & green - haven't seen one yet; just in my head, so probably won't exist when I go looking!!

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    1. I bet you're wearing tartan within the year!

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