The third and final instalment of my little series is upon us and it’s probably my favourite outfit of the three. It includes a skull and Dr Martens so is it really a surprise? With the unpredictable British weather and also the fact I just generally love them, I feel it’s important to have some funky trousers in your wardrobe. I’m not saying you have to go all out and get firetruck red tartan ones but even some subtle stripes or a floral pair can really make you feel fabulous.
Although I’m certain that autumnal fashion is my favourite, I know some people feel it’s a restrictive season because they struggle with pairing prints and darker colours. I can’t say that I have a foolproof way to combat these difficulties yet but hopefully my posts can show you it doesn’t have to be a boring season.
I’ve been wanting a pair of decent tartan trousers since I was about 14. I remember seeing Hayley Williams, the original emo queen in a pair and falling in love. Always being a chunkier girl I was never sure as to whether I could really pull them off as sometimes I feel like certain prints can make me look a lot larger than I am. Then I realised that I don’t really care how large I looked because I LOVED them and thought they looked rad as hell.
These trousers are from Love Too True, an independent UK clothing brand. All their clothes are handmade which is super cool but I would say their sizes come up a little small next to general high street sizing and they only go up to a size 16 which is a shame. They do quite a few different tartan styles in all different colours and clothes and I’ve got a mini collection of their clothes now which I love! I’m hoping to showcase a few more of their pieces on here soon so keep your eyes peeled.
As for the t-shirt, the whole lace-up thing was such a trend about a year ago. There were a few months where goth was this huge thing and everyone was wearing PVC, fishnets and lace-up clothing. As annoying as it is when something you were made fun of for comes into fashion, it made it much easier and cheaper for me to stock up on a few cool items that I’d wear forever and that others would only wear for a week. I grabbed this for £8 in a Missguided sale a few months back and wear it all the time! It’s such a great fit, isn’t too revealing despite the front and I think the design is super cool.
The shoes make me emotional. So. Damn. Emotional. As soon as I saw these babies I KNEW I had to have them. An email dropped in my inbox around two months ago from Dr Martens showcasing their brand new range and I cursed the day I signed up for their newsletter. I was as poor as the day is long but these shoes genuinely made me want to cry. Luckily I have the best boyfriend in the entire world who made a sizeable donation towards my happiness and the shoes turned up within a few days. The original laces were black but I thought they looked much better with the tartan ones.
The thing about this outfit I love is that it is exactly what I’ve called it, presentably punky. I love that it contains the punky elements of tattoos, tartan and a bit of terror but is still presentable enough to wear as a day to day or even an occasion outfit. Saying that, I think it would look equally as good less smart casual with some rips, studs and black lipstick, too!
Well that concludes my trio of tartan goodness. I hope you enjoyed this little series and do let me know if it’s something you’d like to see more of in the future. Will tartan be one of your go to prints this season?