Fashion: The Tartan Skirt

I dress pretty much the same most of the year. In summer I’ll pretty much always wear a dress (or shirt/top combo) and sandals. When it’s colder, I favour skirts, jumpers and ankle boots. Plain things aren’t really my bag. Think floral prints, patterns that would be more at home on a pair of curtains.

 photo Tartan Skirt 4_zpsuwos8smc.jpg photo Tartan Skirt 5_zpshal8ehwg.jpgWhilst a capsule wardrobe would never work for me, equally I rarely have that “I have nothing to wear” feeling. When I buy clothes I think these though. I buy basics, or I buy things that I know I really love. I leave things for a few days, and if I can’t stop thinking about it I go and buy it.

This tartan skirt is one such example. I came across it randomly through one of the (1000+) blogs I read, fell in love, and then realised the post was published in February. Searching on Ebay proved fruitless, so I tried to forget about it. Then I spotted it browsing through my local Topshop’s sale rack. In a size 16. Que searching through EVERY Topshop I passed for a few weeks (quite handy, it was during our flat-hunting week so there were a lot of stores). I eventually found a Size 10 on Oxford Street. Still a little too big, but perfect for tucking in a jumper and perhaps wearing to devour a huge Sunday Roast.

 photo Tartan Skirt 2_zpssbw0th0p.jpgIt pairs beautifully with so many of my jumpers; I’m currently loving the shape of this grey one (I have the same Primark jumper in about five colours now!). It looks great with flats or heeled ankle boots. It’s a flattering length – short, but not bum-flashingly so. And the material is so soft, it’s almost cosy to wear. Definitely an Autumn/Winter essential in my eyes.

Are you a fan of tartan? What’s your go-to look for Autumn/Winter?

  • Gorgeous skirt! I would be on the hunt for it for weeks too haha x

    Everything But The Kitchen

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you, it was so worth it!

  • This outfit suits you to a T! I bought a straight down tartan skirt like this before and because I’m quite hip-py it didn’t look right on me, but you are owning that look!
    Betty x

    The Betty Stamp

    • ninegrandstudent

      It is pretty big on my waist but I can just about get away with it if I’m tucking in a jumper. Thank you! x

  • Ooooh I love your skirt!


    • ninegrandstudent

      Thanks, so do I!

  • Rosy Flynn

    Well done on sourcing that skirt, it’s gorgeous, I love a tartan skirt 🙂

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      aha, I wasn’t letting this one go!

  • I spend far too much time around my sisters, which means practically every tartan skirt I’ve every owned has disappeared into the abyss. I need to start getting more protective!