I absolutely love Tartan. I have two Tartan Coats, numerous tartan scarves, and most recently a pair of Tartan leggings from Topshop. I've wanted them for ages, and finally found them in a 16 out in Liffey Valley, so I was delighted with myself! Although it got me thinking, how do I wear them for Spring? As I'm trying to be a bit more thrifty lately, I decided to put together three outfit's with the leggings to try and make them as versatile as possible. This leggings are so lovely, feel (and look!) fantastic on. I'm definitely thinking of picking up another pair, as I love them so much, and they're not too expensive!
I love this look, and being honest it's probably my favourite out of all three! This look is definitely more dressy, but can still be passed off as casual. As the leggings are quite structured you can wear them as trousers as long as you have a top covering you hoohah, as we all know it's not a good look on anyone! I'd pair it with a crisp white shirt, that's slightly longer at the back, and layer a cute cropped jumper over it. I love a cropped jumper over a shirt, I just think it's so chic. Top it off with a statement necklace, when the collar of the shirt is buttoned all the way up it really shows of your necklaces, giving you the perfect excuse to pick it an extra nice one! I'd finish off this look with a classic pair of pointed shoes, and a clutch bag. I've been drooling over this one from Moschino, it's so cool and quirky! I love adding some bangles or a statement watch if you're rocking a clutch, as your eye is immediately drawn down to your wrist. I love this classic Marc Jacobs one!
Look #2 :
For a more casual Day time look, I'd keep it cool and casual. I'd rock the leggings with an over-sized top(no surprise there) and a pair of funky boots, with a little heel. I like wearing boots with a little heels, as I feel they make me walk with less of a slouch, and I feel my posture improving, shockingly. It's also nice to have a little bit of height, especially if I'm running around doing bits and bobs! Y'all know me and my coordination, so I'd rock a statement necklace with complimentary colours to tie it all in together. As it's still freezing, a nice leather jacket(I love this one from Topshop) is essential. It's not as warm as a Winter Coat, so you won't be roasting when the sun makes a rare appearance. Top it off with a nice spacious tote bag (this Celine bag is seriously on my wishlist) and a pair of nice sunglasses and you're set to go!
This is definitely the most casual out of the three. It would be perfect for a lazy Sunday going for brunch and doing a bit of shopping around town. As these leggings have greens and blues in them ,they don't scream "CHRISTMAS!" like the darker colours of tartan do, so it's easier to make them more Spring appropriate. For this look I paired it with a slouchy T-shirt. Nothing screams lazy Sunday's to me more then slouchy T-shirt's. They're more flattering then over-sized but you still get the comfort. I'd rock this look with converse, possible paired with frilly socks to give a feminine flair to this rather masculine (for me at least) outfit! Paired with a cropped leather jacket, and a snood that compliments the outfit, and you're set to go! Finish it off with some sunnies and a bit of lip balm, and you're set for a (stylish) lazy weekend!
Hope you liked my looks, and got some idea's how to incorporate your tartan into your Spring wardrobe, so you can wear your much loved pieces, a little bit longer!