Graphic t-shirt + long pleated tartan skirt + flats

She was just passing by but her skirt… oh! Her skirt was AMAZING!! I have always been in love with tartan and I honestly don’t care whether it is in fashion or not, because, as far as I am concerned, it always is.

Anyway, the woman was wearing this gorgeous up to date version of a kilt, it was long, ankles length, it was pleated all around. I know what you are thinking! No it didn’t make her look big, because the pleats were deep, so they remained flat, and the length obviously helped to make it more streamlined. Ah, it was black & white tartan. Here, a little collage of mainly tartan skirts (with a couple of intruders!) to get you in the mood:

Now, she was wearing it, which is an essential part to make this look gorgeous and not old-fashioned, a graphic t-shirt with it.  The shoes: I can either imagine a pair of white trainers, a pair of ankle flat boots or brogues.

I did search, but I haven’t found the same skirt, yet. Here are a few collages though to show you what it could look like:

black-sweater-black-white-tartan-skirt-ankle-boots graphic-t-shirt-tartan-long-skirt-ankle-boots graphic-t-shirt-tartan-skirt-trainers polo-neck-sweater-tartan-skirt-brogues

I did add a couple of  sweaters since the season requires something warmer….


Tailored trousers + t-shirt

I am into t-shirts with elegant “bottoms” lately. Plain t-shirts if the skirt/trousers are printed, or graphic t-shirts if “legs” are one colour. Since I have already done a post about the skirt combination ( here ), here is the trousers version:


I love this picture, it’s me, not really me as such, but it is my style. A little masculine.

Anyhow, I searched the internet as usual for affordable clothes to recreate the look…

I actually have a great tee, which my husband won through Virgin Radio and is far too big for him, so I have taken possession of it!!




The t-shirt: must be the classic T shaped one, oversized, so get a man’s one, short sleeves and round neck. Also, I quite like the “logo” ones in this look but not strictly designer, it can be something funny, something you picked up in one of your travels or one with the name of a radio station for example!!  I prefer it black and white or vice versa. There’s something else, the fabric, although it must be cotton, it also needs to be a light jersey that falls nicely… Here’s my choice:

The trousers: white (not transparent please!!!), flawy material, loose and possibly quite long.

Shoes don’t really matter that much as the trousers should fall in a way that will hide them but, if I were to say a style here’s what I’d wear:


Calvin Klein t-shirtThe X-files t-shirtNirvana t-shirtHard Rock t-shirt& Other Stories tailored trousers& Other Stories straight fit trousers& Other Stories lengthy trousers.