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Tartan Trend the Vintage Way

March 4, 2014

I absolutely love tartan and always have. It must be something to do with the teeny bit of Scottish in me, or maybe the 90s kid in me – who knows? I love it!

Tartan seems to be absolutely everywhere on the high street at the moment, but if you prefer something a little more classic then there are also plenty of options for the vintage girl in you. Feeling that red and green was a little obvious I put together a little look using blue and green which looks ridiculously elegant paired with a feminine black blouse.

I love the cigarette trousers from Collectif they are just so classic and could work with both a casual and smart look. The pencil skirt from 20th Century Foxy is so elegant and feminine and would make an excellent wardrobe staple.

Christina Patent Bag – £55 – Collectif,

30s Tie Neck Blouse – £35 – 20th Century Foxy

Bonnie Blackwash Cigarette Trousers – £45 – Collectif

50s Blue Tartan Pencil Skirt – £50 – 20th Century Foxy

Black Bow Barrette – £6 – Miss Selfridge

Black Strappy Peep Toe Shoes – £24.99 – New Look

What do you think of the tartan trend? Do you wear it? What do you think of my choices?

  • Reply
    March 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Ooh those trousers! Love them but they wouldn’t love me. That skirt on the other hand ticks both boxes – nice choices!


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      March 5, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      The trousers are very out of my comfort zone. Very sad as I LOVE them.

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    Jessica Cangiano
    March 6, 2014 at 8:31 am

    How fabulous that tartan is having a moment again! It’s always been a firm favourite of mine as well. Part of the reason for this is definitely because the first handbag I remember having as a small child (around the age of five) was classic red Scottish tartan complete with two little faux leather tassels. I’d totally still rock that bag today if I still have it (I don’t; haven’t seen it in probably 20+ years at this point).

    ♥ Jessica

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    March 6, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Love those trousers! What a gorgeous shape.

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    March 6, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I agree with the other comments! I love the trousers but they would look quite tragic on me…! I do love tartan though! I have literally had ‘make a tartan dress’ on my ‘to sew’ list for what seems forever! 🙂

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      March 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm

      I’m too scared to sew tartan! I’m terrible at pattern matching, otherwise I would make on in a flash!

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