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red tartan tennis skirt outfit inspiration uk style

More plaid? Yup. Sorry not sorry – it’s the staple of British fashion. The teeniest, tiniest hint of plaid on you and in any country people will hone in on brit style. It’s our identifier in the way that our collection of islands lacks a ‘traditional’ dress – minus the Scot’s up north with your kilts, but if we’re talking Hanbok’s or Qípáo’s or Kimono’s or Lederhosen, the UK has been through such a style evolution it’s hard to pinpoint one solid traditional outfit. Instead, checks and tartans have stood the test of time instead of silhouettes.

Which I’m glad for, because I do love a bit of it in my wardrobe.

red tartan tennis skirt outfit inspiration uk style

red tartan tennis skirt outfit inspiration uk style

top: new look

skirt: h&m

I don’t know when my love for tartan manifested, but I do know that I’ve had at least one piece in my wardrobe at any given time. This h&m skirt is the latest addition, joining my LYDC backpack, both Primark peter-pan collared dresses and a New Look shirt in all their checked glory. For the sake of variation, only two of the items match patterns closely enough for them to twin… but it’s one style that I think I’m always going to find myself drawn to.

This skirt also gets bonus points for combining my love of checks with my love of tennis skirts – and being a whoooooooooole lot cheaper than the American Apparel plaid options, I couldn’t pass it up. It was on offer, too. Black with plaid is such a classic combination that I have an abundance of options already to style it with – this New Look high neck ribbed crop top with effortless on the chest adds a little bit more to the basic elements.

And I really like this top.

It’s so soft.

And effortless.

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Although you can’t see, I paired this look with my trusty black chunky heeled boots that I got myself for Christmas (to me, love me), as they carry on the kinda grungy vibe and I just really love wearing them. Instant height. It’s too cold at the moment to throw my denim jacket on over the top, but that’s a look I’m definitely going for once it warms up a tad. For now though, I think I’ll chuck on a totes in trend bomber, some over knee socks (over tights), and some lollipops because I feel like this outfit is that brand of effortless cool.

What do you guys think?

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14 Comments

    • Fii Cridland
      February 20, 2016 / 3:40 am

      Awh thank you so much darlin'x

  1. Meg Siobhan
    February 18, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Can't go wrong with a bit of plaid, can you? And urggggh, so jealous of how well you rock every look!!Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  2. May Cho
    February 19, 2016 / 8:18 am

    I have been obsessing over plaids and checks and tartans lately too. Chunky heeled boots are my defo go to for instant grunge vibes.May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

    • Fii Cridland
      February 20, 2016 / 3:52 am

      Awh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I'd say sorry for enabling but THEY'RE FAB SKIRTS YOU'RE GONNA LOOK FAB. xo

  3. Alyssa G
    February 19, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I love this outfit! Plaid is definitely one of my top patterns, so cool.xx Alyssavisionsofnyc.blogspot.com

  4. look.love.wear
    February 19, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    You look so nice! Cher Horowitz ignited our love for tartan and love your skirt, reminds us so much of clueless :)Feel free to check out our latest post xLOOK LOVE WEAR

  5. Kathryn O'Connor
    February 19, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    Plaid is fab, I can never get enough of it. A wardrobe is never complete without plaid! Your t-shirt is awesome too, need that in my life. You look incredible in every style. xKathryn | Chapters of Kat

  6. Martha Edwards
    February 19, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    I LOVE the tartan skirt. I've got one in my wardrobe which I completely forgot about until now! xMartha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  7. Saira Bashir
    February 20, 2016 / 12:33 am

    Ahhhh plaid is just a staple…. I love the skirt so so much!!! Also.. your t-shirt is just PERFECT… love slogan shirts so so much!! You look absolutely adorable !!Sairawww.throughtheglitterglass.wordpress.comxo

    • Fii Cridland
      February 20, 2016 / 3:41 am

      I was trying to find the exact one in New Look but I guess they don't do it anymore. Damn new season! They'll probably have a few similar things floating around though, the style is super popular 😀

  8. Bea Castro
    February 20, 2016 / 5:04 am

    I love tartan too!! Even more than I love stripes hahaha Love the drawing you made as well. Its as effortlessly beautiful as your look :3 BCfactor Blog | bcfactor.blogspot.com

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