St Andrew’s day: tartan appreciationBy TheStudentGuide
November 30 is St Andrew’s day and to celebrate, we’ve gone all tartan on you.
Celebrate in style with this pick of the best tartan fashion on the high street.
ASOS Verse Flatforms
Flatforms are the hottest shoes around right now; they’re super comfy and basically just look the dog’s balls. With an engraved pin buckle strap closure and a tartan panel to the top, this pair will fit right in with your St Andrew’s celebrations and ensure you stay right on trend whilst you’re at it..
Wear with: Leather, buckles and black for that punk / grunge look.
Price: £35 | Buy
ASOS peplum frill skirt in tartan
Peplum is another style which is hot right now with lots of celebs including Emma Watson rocking the style. This fix from ASOS is currently half price at £17.50 and is great for either work or play – it’s versatile enough to wear dressed up or down. With a bold tartan print, concealed zip fastening and a kick split to the reverse, this mini skirt has been cut to flatter your form perfectly.
Wear with: White blouse, black leather jacket and a nice pair of patent platform heels for that rock look.
Price: £17.50 | Buy
Barbour tartan scarf
This scarf by Barbour has been constructed in lambswool making it super soft for your neck. It has a tartan pattern throughout and fringed tassel ends to tuck away nice and tight. This is a men’s scarf, but ladies we all like to snuggle up in our boyf’s / male friend’s clothes so our tip is buy it him for Christmas and lay claim to it afterwards!
Wear with: Green parka to keep toasty and warm.
Price: £25 | Buy
ASOS check knit sweater
Not strictly tartan, however we thought that this jumper was too cute to miss out. With a high crew neckline, all over knitted check design, long sleeves and a fitted ribbed hem and cuffs, you’ll be kept toasty and warm as well as looking pretty suave.
Wear with: Black / dark green skinnies. Buy a bigger fit for a baggy and grungy look.
Price: £35 | Buy
Green Oxford plaid check shirt
This plaid shirt is perfect for boys at Christmas time as green is a lovely seasonal colour which will go with lots of other colours.
Wear with: Other patterns to clash or a dark blue skinny jean.
Price: £30 | Buy
Navy wool mix plaid rucksack
Tartan rucksacks are a great accessory as they fit with the theme but don’t overstate it too much. This rucksack is really handy and will fit the stuff you need on a daily basis and more inside. It’s also made from a lovely wool so it’s nice and soft to the touch.
Wear with: Pretty much anything really, though it’ll set off browns a treat.
Price: £32 | Buy
Green check zip shorts
These shorts are brill because they’re super versatile. Wear them dressed up with a blouse or shirt or down with a jumper and tights for lounging around the house, they’re also really really comfy.
Wear with: Brown skinny belt and pretty white blouse for a prim and proper look.
Price: £10 | Buy
Tartan zip blazer
A blazer is a great item to take with you on a night out because it’ll keep you warm but it’s lightweight so you can slip it into your bag easily. This tartan blazer has a black collar as well as zipped pockets and a silky inner lining so you’ll be comfortable too. Perfect for the day or night.
Wear with: Black skinnies and killer heels for maximum effect.
Price: £68 | Buy
Maveriq tartan stud slippers
These slip ons with stud detailing are awesome for day and night as they’ll keep your feet real comfy. In fitting with the St Andrew’s day theme, they’re the obligatory tartan however the studs modernise and give that rocky feel. Wear them on a night out to give your feet a rest and to protect yourself on the dancefloor!
Wear with: Whatever you like, they’ll go with most wardrobes!
Price: £32 | Buy
Tweedmill red tartan blanket
One for boys and girls alike, this tartan blanket is beautiful and soft and looks gorgeous. Throw on your bed, snuggle up in front of the Vhristmas telly or take out for the traditional picnic on the grass, no house should be without a tartan blanket! Though the price may be a little steep, you really do part with your money for something worthwhile. Grab one from Urban Outfitters while stocks last!
Price £75 | Buy