Remember I posted about my strange desire for tartan trousers? Well I got a pair. I came across them in whilst using Primark as a short cut (very handy for getting from Queen Street to Argyle Street). Perfectly tartan trousers.
Whilst I wear 'on trend' items, I never buy anything that I will wear just for the during of the trend - I will buy it and wear it for as long as I like it. So most things that find themselves in my wardrobe will be there because they fit with my style. However, with tartan trousers I really did think it would be a phase and not something I would wear for that long, but now I actually have them I can see them be worn for a while (well, for as long something from Primark actually can be worn). I really love them!
They work worn as a colourful layer underneath plain dresses and other simple layers:
They have breathed life into a very difficult vintage drummer girl dress I have. It's very child like and I always felt I looked like an overgrown kid in it, but the tartan brings an interesting edge to the dress:
With simple tshirts and vests the tartan bottom gives the whole look a punk twist:
And of course I couldn't not do a whole Balmain inspired look. It would be rude not to!
I only hope I look less Russ Abbott and more Johnny Rotten!