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This season sees the return of the Scot-influenced, 90's mania, cult print - tartan. Paired with all manner of complementary and not so complementary pieces down the runway at Vivienne Westwood, Saint Laurent Paris and slightly undone at Ashish, tartan is a trend that initially had me quivering at the knees. I'm pretty notorious for my favouring of clean colours, silhouettes and typically girlish clothing, but here we are, another season, another thing to try...

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Look One is a simple, no-fuss choice. You don't need me to tell you that a collared shirt looks perfect when pared down with a little skater skirt. Leave it untucked for a more carefree style and add a little frilled ankle sock and patent loafer. I'm really into Pinterest at the moment (mainly for Aesthetic purposes) and adore these done-but-undone hairstyles too. Lo Bosworth (the other Lauren on Laguna Beach and The Hills) has some amazing, similar tutorials on her Youtube channel, fyi.

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Being friends with a girl like Aisling inevitably means that you'll start perusing every shop in sight for a printed trouser. Tartan trousers are the easiest way to slip into this trend... if you style it well. Go for something loose and casual on the top. I adore these basic tops from Zara (similar in H&M, Uniqlo, Topshop) - tuck in a little panel at the front and leave the rest untucked. Something as 'dramatic' as a block top needs a statement necklace, so add in a tough statement necklace. The gold wishbone necklace was one of my favourites at the New Look AW13 press day, as were these amazing cut-out boots. Finish with a matte bold lip and bowler hat.

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Finally, a girlish matchy-matchy look, taking co-ords to a next level. Whilst a tartan suit is probably too Clueless for today (I'm sorry, I love Clueless, it just had to be said!) Look Three is simply another way to do matchy-matchy and continue the obsession with co-ords. I really adore the shift shape this season: combining that ladylike look and Sixties' shape, this tartan dress had to feature somewhere on the blog. Add a little (sheer) collared top and an ankle boot and there's a perfect everyday outfit. In my coats quest (I have 8 winter coats and counting, ladies!), I also came across this Topshop number. This'll look perfect with this outfit and - wait for it - a tartan scarf. There, matchy-matchy part two, done.
How will you be styling tartan this season? Oh, and a small disclaimer, I'm never ever paid to feature items in my Ways to Wear posts. (:

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  1. In love with outfit too, I would wear all the items and I'm already clicking the links and looking to see if they have my size! Thank you for sharing, as a Scottish girl myself, I love me a bit of tartan! :)

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Hannah! (: I think my favourites are Look 1 and 2. Hope you manage to find your size and snap something up, would love to see the outfit on your blog! x

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  2. Love all of these- look one is so cute- love the loafers! Definitely getting my hands on some tartan for Edinburgh!
    x

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    1. Thanks love! Me too hahah, I think I'm going to snap up a pair with my press gift card tonight before I meet you girls! x

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  3. Love tartan at the moment, I have a couple of dresses which I always bring out of hibernation each year when the weather starts to turn and I can't wait to style them similar to your first outfit.

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    1. Me too! Just trying to work how where it fits into my own style because I'm typically so girly. Your dresses sound lovely! x

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  4. I just can't get enough of Tartan... think it might have something to do with my nostalgia for my old school uniform of a tartan kilt. Maybe... maybe not! x

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    1. I've never really dabbled in it but am excited to get my shop on! The River Island trousers are still preying on mind and pursestrings. Hope you're well Jade! x

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  5. outfit 2, oh ma goddddd I WANT SO BAD! amazing looks xx

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    1. It's very 'you' Rose! I literally need all of Look 2 in my life, time to save those pennies again! x

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  6. Miss Daisy Butter stop making me want to dwiddle my pennies away - i'm diving head first in tartan this season!
    Sophie
    x

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    1. Sorry pretty one! I'm sure you are, can't wait to see it all unfold on your blog AND to see you tonight girrrl! xx

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  7. lovely pattern, I wish I could find something like this to wear. And I always love your posts like these, they are very inspiring!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you Jackie, that means so much, these are definitely some of my favourite posts to read. x

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  8. I spotted a cheap tartan skater skirt on Asos today but alas sold out - very much looking to wear tartan again this Autumn!

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    1. Ah no! Tartan is super popular at the moment, really hope I can nab the tartan trousers by the time payday rolls around! (:

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  9. I love all of these looks!! Great picks girl xo

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  10. I am loving tartan at the moment. Especially the UO pinafore dress x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too! I'm trying to work out how I can work it into my wardrobe without feeling too unlike myself! x

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  11. If I were thinner, I would definitely wear a pair of plaid pants. It's nice that you can make plaid edgy, classic, or cutesy depending on what you wear it with. I actually tried on the top from Zara in the first outfit set, but the XS was still too big for me! D:

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    1. I'm nearly 100% certain that you could pull them off Audrey! Oh gosh, Zara sizing is always quite odd, I think that top is supposed to have that looser, 90's feel to it though. x

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  12. Would normally veer towards the girlier spin of look #1 but I'm loving look #2. Loving the tartan trousers, feels a bit more subtle.
    Totally with you on Clueless, great on Cher in the 90's, not so much in 2013 lol xoxo

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    1. Look 2 is easily my favourite as well! Got a bit of a thing for trousers at the moment! x

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