MMM: How to wear tartan

Perhaps this post would read better as ‘should you wear tartan?’

Checks and plaid have long been my least favourite pattern.

But Gwen Stefani (aged 43, people! A mother of two! Did you SEE her abs?) rocked the X Factor stage last weekend looking every inch the Highland’s perfect rocker with her edgy mix of bleached hair, red lip, leather and tartan.

Gwen on the X Factor
Image: Rex Features

Hated the song, but thought she looked amazing.

So this post is more a test to myself. Could I take three key checked items from the high street and find a wearable way to work them?

Let me know what you think.

It’s a marmite trend, that’s for sure.

THE LOOK: Coatigen


Coatigen, River Island; Blue flecked knit, Matalan; Red ankle boot, Zara; Black pleather skirt, New Look


THE LOOK: Trousers


Trousers, Topshop; leather-sleeved knit, Zara; Boots, Pied a Terre; Bag, Matalan




Skirt, Littlewoods; silk tee, Whistles; Pointed flats, Zara; Necklace, Freedom at Topshop



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    It might be a “marmite trend” but I love it! And you’re right, Gwen Stefani looked absolutely fantastic!

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