Tartan/check/whateveryouwannacallem skirts, to me, are a defining fashion ‘thing’ for the Autumn and Winter months. Maybe it’s the whole ‘Back to school’ vibe starting in September? Or because they’re usually quite thick and warm and cosy and made to be worn with 10,000 denier tights and big clumpy boots? Whatever the reason, I’m totally happy about it.
I remember once upon a time, I used to have a red check skirt that I wore religiously when I was about 17-20. I still have no idea where it went and I think it may have been forever lost in a move years ago. Although it probably wouldn’t fit me anyway. Despite being very much linked to my old school emo kid days in my head, tartan skirts are actually a really versatile thing to have in a wardrobe – you can pair them with a little cami top and some heels for going out, a cosy chunky knit like mine from H&M, or as part of a work outfit with a shirt/blazer. Easy peasy.
I actually picked this one up from Penneys (that’s Primark in Ireland!) when I went on my Dublin trip a couple of weekends ago. It’s a wraparound style, so instead of wiggling into it, you just fasten it at the front. I really like the shape and fit of it – tartan skirts always look best high waisted. Annoyingly, one of the clasps on mine has broken already and the button’s come off, so I probably wouldn’t recommend THIS particular skirt. However, because I’m super ace and all that, here are some more I’ve found some cheap tartan skirts that won’t break the bank (except maybe the Toppers one but it’d SO be worth it).
(P.S not related to skirts but HOW AWESOME is my new handbag too?!)
Will you be picking up a check skirt this Autumn/Winter?