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!

Love This: ASOS Distressed Leather Jeans Belt

I’m sure all men out there will agree when I say that having a great looking distressed leather belt to throw on with a pair of jeans and a shirt when you’re running late is a must! Somehow, tucking in a shirt and throwing on a belt really pulls a look together. This ASOS belt is a favourite of mine and, because it’s tan, it’s going to go with absolutely anything.

Men's ASOS Distressed Leather Jeans Belt

Distressed Leather Jeans Belt by ASOS, £14.00. asos.com

Images courtesy of ASOS

Top 10 Online Shopping Sites

1. Zara

Zara is one of my favourite affordale shopping destinations. It’s my go-to for affordable but good-looking accessories, as well as basics such as long-sleeve t-shirts, plimsolls, jeans and shorts.

Zara Online Shopping

2. Bershka

Bershka hasn’t got too much on offer that I admire, but their knitwear and casual wear that’s great for a lazy day is all you need. Also, if you like a good graphic t-shirt, it’s a great place to shop.

3. Burton

I love Burton’s jeans. It may be men’s only, but their t-shirts and shirts could easily be used for that cute, over-sized boyfriend look.

4. Boohoo.com

Boohoo has become something really, really quickly. I rarely shop at Boohoo, but I love the look of their jumpers, shirts and swimwear.

Boohoo.com Online Shopping

5. Gilt

If you love discount designer shopping (which I definitely do!), Gilt is a fantastic option. It has daily sales from top designers, including Ralph Lauren, Hudson and Calvin Klein, just to name a few.


ASOS is great for absolutely everything! ASOS’ own collections are really practical and on-trend, and I absolutely love their jeans.

ASOS Online Shopping

7. Yoox.com

Another discount designer shopping retailer, Yoox is a great option for shoes and shirts (for me at least) as they have fantastic pieces from top brands such as McQueen, Burberry and D&G, just to name a few.

8. Next

I think I’ve only shopped at Next once, however I always like what they have on offer for women, especially the shoes and lightweight dresses, and their men’s shirts and jeans are a nice fit too.

9. COS

COS is a favourite of mine with its simple, contemporary style. I love their knitwear!

COS Online Shopping

10. New Look

I haven’t ever shopped at New Look myself, but I really, really admire their women’s shoes. When I’m styling anything, they’re a go-to for affordable footwear.

Images courtesy of Zara, Boohoo, ASOS and COS