Vintage Tartan Pattern Love
Lately I have realized how much I love tartan prints and patterns. I think this kind of pattern is very classic and unique. What is more, it has a long tradition and history. Hence, I feel that tartan can be considered a very vintage print.
I own a few tartan clothing items, some are true vintage and others are reproduction. Perhaps you have read my recent post about spring outfits with red tartan pants? In this post I show you how I like to combine cigarette tartan pants in a vintage inspired way.
Red Tartan Love
I think this kind of pattern is quite versatile and that is also the reason why it goes with a variety of fashion styles like rock, goth and punk. However, I love tartan as a classic vintage print. In history, I have learned that different kinds of plaid patterns were used to represent different clans in Scottland and Ireland as well.
Personally, I very much prefer red tartan because I love to combine it with blue and yellow. In the pictures above I am wearing plaid 50s style cigarette pants by Hell Bunny. I also own a few red tartan skirts. Perhaps you have already seen that one by Laura Ashley? I have been wearing it in my post about the popular Eva Blouse by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.
This skirt looks quite like a real Scottish tartan skirt no? I love it! Recently, I’ve also thrifted a red tartan pencil skirt by Collectif (via momox). I am very happy with this one too. I love to wear it with this red shirt by Voodoo Vixen.
Yellow Tartan Ava Macleod
To be honest, I’ve felt inspired to write this post today because I have a upcoming collaboration with Lola Ramona! I’ve chosen the awesome yellow tartan Ava Macleod pumps and I am already so excited to wear them. I can think of some cool outfits with these shoes already. In other words, I love such pieces which are colourful and true showstoppers. Check out my post about the shoes here!
Summing up, I feel so excited about tartan print as a classic retro pattern! I also love that this plaid print is so versatile and goes well with different styles and prints. Do you like tartan? Let me know in the comments below.