“Any self respecting Scot knows that a good tartan is the solution to everything: it tells you where you are, where you belong, who your friends and family are. Forget the Vikings: those guys just can’t hold a candle to a delicious battle-weary warrior whose fighting skills and wicked sex appeal have spawned a thousand Scottish heartthrobs.”
― Trisha Telep, The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance
I have always been obsessed with fall fashion. It is a marvellous chance to prance around town in kooky tights and stockings, curl up in a cosy jumper with a cup of pumpkin spiced latte and an old book, and have a range of beautiful fabrics at your disposal. No shop assistant would need to know this but every visit into a place sporting fall trends turns into a ‘touch tour’: I float across shop floors in a somnambulist state, touching luxurious cashmere, soft leather, exquisite silk… Mmmm, where was I? Oh yes. Anyway, if you’re a tactile freak like yours truly, Jack Wills and Massimo Dutti are exceptionally good for that!
This season, Jack Wills excelled at embracing the latest trends with its beautiful wool blazers, thick knitwear, and of course, tartan.
This dress is ideal for twirling and posing in, don’t you think?
With feminine puffy dresses, there is a risk of looking rather Barbie-like — so this is when punk-inspired lacy stockings become really handy.
Shoes are by the model philanthropist Natalia Vodianova for the Naked Heart Foundation — you might remember my write-up in Your Heart on Your Heels post.
Finally, it wouldn’t be me if I don’t squeeze in a shameless friend promotion; featured below with my faithful sidekick Valeria.
Let me know your thoughts, are you a fan of tartan too?