I love Autumn, rich fabrics, velvet, layering and of course a brand new season with new clothes hitting the shops to get all excited about!
Be Autumn ready with tartan
The shops are already stocking up on Autumn and winter stocks. I have plenty of stuff from previous seasons and am definitely not forking out for a whole wardrobe each winter, but have nabbed this little beaut of a tartan jacket from Urban Outfitters (below) that hits all the right style notes for an instant injection of a new Autumn/Winter trend that can be worn with most things! Dress it up or down its a must have as it gets cooler! I've worn it with some ankle grazing high wasted jeans, my boyfriend's black belt, a tan bowler from Accessorize and some loafers. I have also added at the bottom another absolute steal that goes really well with this colour pallet- some red brogues- these were from a charity shop and needed a mention as they were £3.99!!!! Don't forget to visit thrift stores they can be an Aladdin's cave of fashion finds!
The tartan trend and its rebellious roots
Tartan was considered so rebellious that in Scotland where it of course originated that it was banned. this Bonnie Prince Charlie encouraged the adoption of tartan as a uniform for the army and towards the end of this particular movement it was forbidden as the central government attempted to impose order on the highlands. Moving more towards the modern day tartan had its reprieve in the late 1970s punk era, where the biggest fashion rebel herself, Dame Vivienne Westwood used it as a staple for her garments, it was anarchic and raw and it came to epitomize her punk styling. She for one, hasn't looked back since.
Tartan will be forever in fashion regardless of the season. Its British Heritage meets grunge, it's a bit boyish and it's definitely 90s, and it will more importantly always be stylish, meaning a coat like this one will last through the years.
I have added at the end of the posts some other tartan offerings that are online. Autumn, ready set go!
|Me and my new tartan jacket|
|Long tartan jacket - Urban outfitters|
|Bowler - Accessorize|
|Red Brogues also go well with this colour tartan - or any red shoes for that matter!|
Other great tartan finds