5 Must-have Tartan Skirts

Walking through London yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice that tartan skirts seem to have made a bit of a comeback for Autumn/Winter 2014. I must have seen about five girls wearing tartan skirts in the space of 30 seconds!

I’m a big fan of tartan skirts – I think they’re a classic – so I was really happy to see them about again. On that note, I’ve put together a list of five must-have tartan skirts you’ll love. Here they are:

Circle Skirt In Red Tartan Print from ASOS (£28.00)

ASOS Circle Skirt In Red Tartan Print

The length of this tartan print circle skirt from ASOS is what attracted me to it. This particular skirt is a great option for both work and play. Tuck in a white shirt for work or tuck in a graphic t-shirt for coffee with the girls. Either way, you’ll look fantastic in this vibrant piece.

Rocket Tartan Mini Skirt from Vivienne Westwood (£126.00)

Rocket Tartan Mini Skirt from Vivienne Westwood

I have to admit, I’m not as crazy as most about the work of Vivienne Westwood, however this tartan mini skirt is a beautiful piece. The colours are rich but not too bold and the cut is edgy. I’m 99% sure this will look fantastic with whatever you pair it with. That being said, it is a pricier option when there are so many much cheaper styles on the market.

Tartan Check Mini Skirt with Wool from M&S (£35.00)

Blue Tartan Check Mini Skirt with Wool from M&S

I’ve never paid much attention to M&S, partly because both my Nan and Mum buy their clothes there, however this blue wool tartan skirt is one of my favourites. Pair this with a blouse and blazer, throw on some black heels, and you’ve got yourself the perfect trendy office look.

Tartan Tube Skirt from Oasis (£25.00)

Black and White Tartan Tube Skirt from Oasis

This is probably my least favourite on the list, however I still like it because I think Oasis has a nice selection of clothing and is a little underrated. The main aspect of this skirt I like is the versatility of it and how it’s suitable for both casual and smart. Tuck in a t-shirt or scoop neck top for a little casual edge, or throw on a blazer and blouse for a job interview or meeting.

Plaid Circle Skirt from American Apparel (£48.00)

Black and Yellow Tartan A-line Circle Skirt from American Apparel

Skater skirts are brilliant for nights out. Throw this American Apparel skirt on with a cropped top or sweatshirt (as photographed) and you’ve got yourself a relatively effortless and affordable look that’s cute and even a little sexy. Perfect!

Opt for tartan this season and just have fun with it!

For Women: Jil Sander Simple Sandals

Just as I mentioned that simple sandals for summer are key for guys, they are just as important for you girls, too. Easy to wear on the beach, to work or just out with friends, these Jil Sander sandals are just about as simple as they get, but they’re perfect.

Simple sandals like these are easy to pair with anything, so make sure you grab yourself a pair this summer.

jil sander simple sandals

Simple Sandals by Jil Sander, £464.69. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

Love This: Warehouse ’80s Floral Midi Dress

I’m a huge advocate of midi dresses – perhaps because of their elegance in comparison to shorter dresses. A printed midi dress is a wardrobe staple for summer, and this one from Warehouse is a particular favourite of mine. Styled on its own with some black heels, or even some matching statement heels if you’re feeling daring, provides an effortless look for both day and night.

Give it a go!

Warehouse '80s Floral Midi Dress

’80s Floral Midi Dress by Warehouse, £42.00. asos.com

Images courtesy of ASOS

Review: Holster Sandals

I had a close look at a pair of Holster sandals recently and I love them. Plus, Fearne Cotton wears them and I really admire Fearne, so that could be part of it. Regardless, these sandals are vegan friendly and recyclable, getting the green thumbs up. At just £44, they’re affordable and, from what I can see, well worth the money. Plus, I love the stud detailing on the strap and the range of colours. That being said, I do have to be a bit dull and say that the black sandals are definitely my favourite!

Which pair would you buy?

Black Holster Sandals

You can purchase these sandals through the Holster e-shop.

Images courtesy of Holster

For Women: 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

What can I say? I’d be crazy not to adore this Phillip Lim skirt – it’s floral AND metallic! Two things I can’t get enough off this summer. Pair this with a white blouse (tucked in, of course) and some sandals, and you have yourself a beautiful, slightly edgy summer ensemble. Perfect if you demand effortless style when popping out for a spot of lunch with the girls!

3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Mini Skirt

Jacquard Mini Skirt by 3.1 Phillip Lim, £310.00. farfetch.com

Images courtesy of Farfetch

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Zuhair Murad’s Autumn/Winter 2014 couture collection is a great mix of colour and monochrome, and perfect if you love beautiful evening gowns that are, without doubt, red carpet-worthy. Figure-hugging and a great mix of off and on-the-shoulder, this is exactly what I expect a couture collection to look like. Plus, it’s really wearable, which I just love!

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture+

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Zuhair Murad Autumn/Winter 2014 couture

Images courtesy of Vogue UK

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Red, Viktor & Rolf, couture and plenty of luxurious velvet… For Autumn/Winter 2014, it can’t go wrong!

Slightly eccentric cuts are shown next to effortless, classic evening dresses, and everything’s really beautiful. There’s plenty of movement and quirky femininity through the use of eccentric, giant bows and I just love it!

What do we love more than something girly and edgy and a bit unconventional? I know the answer…

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Viktor & Rolf Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture

Images courtesy of Vogue UK

For Women: Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Most of the time, Topshop prints are just ugly as they try to be “cool” by reusing prints from 50 years ago ALL the time. However, sometimes, just sometimes, they get it right. This polka dot/floral print is just perfect. Plus, I really like cropped jackets in the summer – they give a sort of cool elegance that’s perfect if you’re working in the city. Throw this on with a plain summer dress or, for work, replace your boring blazer with this jacket. It’ll certainly make your outfit pop!

Topshop Flower Power Crop Jacket

Flower Power Crop Jacket by Topshop, £68.00. topshop.com

Images courtesy of Topshop