How to wear tartan

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

One of the 2017/18 winter trends is the tartan, but what exactly is it? The tartan, also called Scottish, “is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours” (wikipedia) on a woolen fabric, used to make the famous Scottish kilts (hence the name). It is currently used to create any item of clothing and in any type of fabric, not just wool.

I have a kind of love and hate for the Scottish print, in the sense that I really like coats with checked patterns, but I have some doubts about the other items of clothing made with tartan print, at least on me.

Interpret the seasonal trends

The dictates of fashion are indications that we can safely disregard: I am deeply convinced that it is up to each of us to create our own style. Even when it regards  the trendy pieces of the season, like the tartan.

Trying to always respect a certain harmony, it is fun to try to combine shapes, colors and materials to reflect our passions and our way of being.

Because clothing is but a means of expressing what we are, it is the playful way of presenting ourselves to others.

Take an experiment: observe the people you know and notice how they wear the same garment. You will find that everyone has his way to wear it.

Take, for example, blue jeans, everyone wears them, but everyone has his own preference: tight, loose, boyfriend style, high-waisted, low-waisted, faded, distressed, frayed, flared, above the ankle, stretchy and so on and if we look at two people wearing the same type of jeans, the way they wear and interpret it is certainly different, because we are the ones who give life to clothes and not the opposite, especially after the 40.

Tartan: how I match it

Today I want to show you my way of interpreting tartan.

When I saw this skirt I was electrocuted! The color, shape and length immediately won me over: a different way of understanding the Scottish print.

The combination was immediately clear to me, first of all with the red ankle boots and my beautiful red bag by AtelierC and, given my immense love for  leather, I put on the jacket by Rick Owens that you already know. Although I will soon wear it with my red leather jacket, possibly changing the color of the bag, in this way the outfit will look more spring.

As accessories, I chose golden and red earrings with heart and sunglasses in the shape of a heart.

I forgot: I bought the skirt at the vintage shop Aloe&Wolf in Siena, it is pure virgin wool and fully lined, at a price of 70 euros, not bad right?

What do you think? Would you wear it? With which combinations? ? And do you have a tartan piece of antan in your closet?

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

 

My style at 50 Not Only Twenty

I wear

skirt vintage

jacket Rick Owens

scarf Faliero Sarti

bag AtelierC

boots Gia Couture

earrings Amlè

ring Dior

sunglasses Saint Laurent

photo Alice Turchini

Rita Palazzi
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