Outfit: Tartanry

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Tartan shirt: River Island
Belt: H&M
Leggings: Topshop
Boots: Ebay
Ring: H&M

If you watched my haul video from a couple of days ago, you might have noticed this shirt make an appearance. I’ve been after a nice red tartan/checked shirt for ages so when I spotted this beaut in River Island I had to have it. It was sold out online, and when I was in the shop last week it was on the ‘Last Chance’ rail so I ended up getting it a couple of sizes bigger than my normal size as it was the only one left. But as it’s worked out, I actually think I prefer it being a bit oversized as it’s nice and slouchy and comfy and means I can just wear it with a pair of leggings (oh, and it’s back in stock online now if you fancy your own one!). Rolling up the sleeves and adding a skinny belt stops it from looking too tent-like.

Can we all just take a moment to appreciate these beautiful boots? I’m trying to get as much wear out of them as possible at the moment because I fear they won’t be the most sensible of shoes to wear come frosty and snowy mornings! The heel doesn’t look too high, but this is probably the highest heel I would wear for the daytime because, to be honest, I’m quite lazy and walking in heels takes that extra 10% of effort that I just can’t be bothered to give. But on the other hand, they’re not quite high enough/’dressy’ enough to wear on a night out – totally contradicts what I just said I know, but for some reason walking in heels seems a lot easier when I’m very drunk?! – however, I think they’ll be perfect for evenings at the pub or meals out once I don’t want to wear them in the daytime any more.

Accessories wise, I’ve kept this outfit pretty plain as I suppose the shirt stands out on its own. I have, however, added a lovely little stag ring from H&M – got to stick with the Highland theme! All I need now is a set of bagpipes and a wee Scotty dog and I’m pretty much a walking, talking advert for Scottish tourism. This outfit is extremely relevant to the essay I’m attempting to write just now for my Scotland & Heritage class – I definitely deserve extra credit.

Are you a fan of the tartan trend?

Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Valeria says:

    I love the tartan theme ( and at the moment I am obsessed with the trend :))
    I think the boots are lovely 🙂


  • GEMBEAR says:

    checked shirts are so much better oversized, and i love the colours. very wintery/christmasy!

  • beewaits says:

    Those boots are perfect. Get in my wardrobe right now! Love the tartan too. Just feels nice and wintery x

  • I'm loving tartan at the moment, it's marvellous! Really like your studded boots too x

  • annikaherz says:

    wow love yours boots!

  • Catherine says:

    I'm definitely taking more than a moment to appreciate dem boots, they're so gorgeous! I love the tartan shirt on you, too. xo

  • Jules says:

    I really like that tartan shirt! Note to self: must wear Tartan more – I do own a tartan dress…. 😉
    Oh and that ring is a beaut. I may need to get one meself! Good ol' h&m!

  • Beth says:

    Love this shirt and outfit – looks so comfy. Boots are amazing!

  • Maria Fallon says:

    Love this shirt, you are making me want to buy a shedload of it!

    Maria xxx

  • alivingdiary says:

    tartan is a beaut with black, it's so cosy and warm.
    your hair looks amazing like this by the way! you look like demi lovato so much 🙂

  • jennie says:

    I love tartan & black together so much! Also loving your boots <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  • I love kicking back with a good tartan shirt. I have one from River Island a couple of seasons back and it's so comfy! Looks great with what you've teamed it with as well 🙂

    Justine xx


  • Emsipop says:

    Super Scottish 😀 love the shirt x

  • Gem says:

    loving the Scots vibe 🙂 I NEED those boots, my plain black ones have been worn to death and need replacing so I will be getting these on payday x

  • Lacey says:

    I love your hair it is in amazing condition. I love a bit of tartan but very rarely wear it, used to have a green tartan skirt but it no longer fits – boo! 🙂


  • Very pretty, you have the most gorgeous hair!

    – Keyta

  • daisychain says:

    I have a massive crush on your boots x

  • Hayley says:

    I love this shirt, I practically live in tartan shirts during winter! x

  • AliceLily says:

    Got to love a bit of tartan! The studs on the collar are a nice touch 🙂 xx

  • Catherine says:

    I practically live in my tartan shirt at the moment! Your boots are fab 🙂
    Catherine x

  • Lauren says:

    The shirt is really nice and I love your boots xx

  • I love this shirt even more now I'm seeing it on! That ring is gorgeous too <3

  • Love this outfit, the studded boots are amazing! Good luck with your essay writing! xx

  • This shirt is gorgeous! you style it really well.

    Michelle x


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