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Ahhh sweet, ‘Street Style’ – where do I begin??
What an eclectic mix!! Most of my inspiration for outfit collections comes from the people I see in day-to-day life and fashion bloggers.
Everyone is an artist in his or her own right, experience your own personal runway every time you strut out the door. So next time you’re walking down the high street and you see someone looking really good – take note and be inspired.
Street style is awesome, as it shows how creative you can be with high street clothes. Meaning you don’t have to have a major blow out to look sizzling.
So tartan is the theme of my fist ever blog post. Ahh… Tartan…. you’re back and so accessible. It’s everywhere on the high street at the moment and if you’re anything like me you’re having an uber clothes crush moment.
Above: Vivienne Westwood – my idol and in my opinion, one of the most inspirational and genius designers EVER!
The historical tartan fabric, what a babe, it doesn’t have to be red – it can be blue, green, yellow, and even black and white which hits the whole monochrome/tartan trend full on. Kappowww! I’m maybe going a little bit wild for tartan but, heyho – who doesn’t love a good pattern!
So, ways to wear the tartan trend…………..
The Tartan Skirt
There’s so many style variations –The mini – the midi – the pencil
Tartan Pencil Skirt – £8.00 @ Fashion Union
The Tartan Trousers
Slacks £14.99 @ H & M
The Tartan dress
Tartan Pinafore Dress – £52 Cooperative @ Urban Outfitters
The Tartan Jacket
Rita Ora in Karl Lagerfeld jacket
Cher “AS IF” Outfit by ISOLATED HEROES
H! By Henry Holland @ Debenhams £32
Now what to wear with these gorgeous items…
Well, well, what do we have here…………?
A lovely white plain T
A crisp white shirt – to make it a bit different maybe branch out to a black sheer shirt.
Want your outfit to really stand out? Go for a Dog Tooth print or even a bright coloured T for a mega clash. Now we have the makings of a pretty lovable outfit.
My outfit combo. Dress it up or down – tartan rocks any outfit.
So now we move on to the accessories. I’m big on belts – what can I say, they do it for me. They give an outfit a certain vavavoom.
With the tartan print, black and gold work amazingly. Ok, so we can’t all afford the Moschino belt (I’m still saving up) but the high street stores, such as; H&M, Topshop, River Island, ASOS and Urban Outfitters have great ‘lookylikeys’.
Grab yourself a nice gold or metallic necklace with or without jewels. River Island is like a giant treasure chest for accessories at the moment.
Shoes – again River Island has an incredible shoe collection. I bought my gold heeled brogues from there. So maybe go for a nice pair of brogues or a sexy pair of black boots.
Last but not least -the bag. Zara have some beautiful Messenger bags at the moment, which are at the top of my wish list. (Ok so it’s not Tartan but it’s amazing!!)
Zara Messenger Bag – £29.99
Necklace – £15.00 @ River Island
So finally, if you want to inject a tiny bit of tartan into your life – you love the trend but are completely broke like me, just get yourself a beautiful tartan scarf. They jazz up even the plainest of outfits and really add a wee bit of edge.
I hope you found this blog an inspiration to go out and rock the tartan trend. Any feedback would be great as I’m currently establishing myself as a fashion stylist. I hope you enjoyed reading my post, most of all thank you for taking the time to check out my ramblings. Stay tuned..
Hi, My name’s Serena and this is my first Fashion Blog Post.
I hope to write some inspiring and interesting posts about street style and ways to wear current fashion trends on a budget. I want to help invoke confidence in being yourself and finding your own unique style. So pleaseeee read on J I’m currently working on my own fashion blog…so watch this space.
I’m currently studying at the London School of Styling, in London Part time. In hope of becoming of fully fledged fashion stylist working on photo shoots for magazines, bands and personal styling