Trend Alert: Tartan.

Hands up who’s obsessed with tartan right now? Yep, me too. To be honest I never really went off it – though I do remember having a tartan checked miniskirt when I was about 14, in a size 10, which I sent to the charity shop. Regretting that decison big time, I want it back.

Anyway, the trend is back with a vengeance right now – Topshop in particular are all over it (I apologise in advance for just how much Topshop I feature in this post) with a space on its homepage dedicated especially to the Clueless-esque look, and New Look is pretty on it, too. I predict that everywhere else is going to follow suit in the next couple of months, but in the meantime stay ahead! Here are my favourites at the minute.


  • Zara scarf, £19.99
  • Topshop skort, £34
  • Mango shirt, £34.99
  • Topshop bralet, £25
  • Topman jumper, £40
  • New Look skirt, £17.99
  • Topshop Leigh jeans, £40
  • Dorothy Perkins dress, £17.50 down from £25
  • New Look dress, £22.99
  • River Island trousers, £35
  • Zara clutch, £39.99
  • Dorothy Perkins skirt, £19.80 down from £22
  • Topshop duffle bag, £30

Sorry there’s so many, I tried to do about 5 but got carried away. Story of my life when it comes to shops. My favourites of the bunch though have to be the bralet – it’s got tartan AND leather, and would be amazing teamed with a full, black, high waisted tulle skirt for a Christmas party. How convenient that I have just the skirt in my wardrobe. Love the skort as well – I predict it will be the new blogger favourite after the similar Zara one this summer. I absolutely shouldn’t like the New Look dress, but I just have visions of it with a 90’s style tattoo necklace and Topshop ALPY boots, and I love it. The Topman jumper (don’t be put off, Topman has some gems) is gorgeous and made of mohair, which means it would be super snuggly. I’d wear it with a black tube skirt and chunky heeled boots for work, because I have a bit of a tendency to put comfort over everything else in the world when it’s cold.

What’s your opinion on tartan then? Are you going to be taking full advantage of its presence in stores like me, or are you leaving it to the kilts and, er, me?



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