Thursday, 17 October 2013

Tartan Army

There is no escaping the tartan trend this winter. I decided to fully embrace the pattern of the season and went all out with a pair of tartan trousers! No subtle scarf for me. As a Scot it could be a bit awkward... Donald fars yer troosers, anyone?

 H&M trousers // New Look cami & bag // Primark blazer, necklace & earrings // Zara shoes

When I tried this pair on in H&M I half expected to hate them, but I actually fell in love! I knew straight away that I'd wear them with a cami and blazer for a smart casual look. That's the best thing about these trousers, they're so easy to dress up or down. I think the gold zip at the waist is a slightly more luxe detail, you'd never guess they were only £14.99. A similar pair in Zara will cost you £40!

My only problem with these is shoes. I find the cut more flattering with a heel but I'm not one of those superwomen that can run around in 6 inchers 24 hours a day. Pumps made my feet look like boats, boots made my legs look stumpy and it's hardly sandal weather now. For a night out I'd pop on a pair of dressy stilettos but for day time/dinner I ended up going for wedges; all the elongating benefits of a heel without the pain!

I wore this outfit to meet the NEBE girls for dinner and a catch up. We ended up at Handmade Burger Co in Union Square. I'd never been before but chose a mexican burger and peanut butter shake which was actually pretty good, and it's always nice to see the girls!

How are you wearing your tartan this winter?

Christy xx


  1. Those trousers look great on you! What a lovely outfit xx

  2. Those trousers are amazing! Love the colour, they look great on you x

  3. A great look - it would be quite wrong not to embrace tartan this season. I bought myself a tartan blazer recently. Can't wait to wear it!


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