The Fab 40’s | 8 Ways to Wear Tartan, over 40.

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

I am delighted to be part of a group of international bloggers, called The fab 40’s. the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over
The purpose of this diverse group is to show how eight (very different) women interpret a specific style.
Each month there is a new theme chosen by one of the group.

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

This month’s theme is Plaid.

Plaid is a word I never use.
Of course, I have heard it used a lot online but I was not 100% sure what it really meant!
So I looked it up.

I was very pleased to read that plaid does not necessarily have to be a full on tartan pattern, and can include other checks like Madras, Gingham, Windowpane and Houndstooth.

This came as a huge relief as wearing tartan, in Scotland, at Christmas can look a little obvious.

I LOVE a splash of tartan, but sometimes I like to think outside the box…. or the checks, in this case!

{See some other Tartan outfits HEREHERE and HERE}

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

This outfit came together very easily.

My (much loved) vintage skirt was feeling far too “daywear”, and deserved a little evening glamour.

{See it looking all sensible(ish)  HERE and HERE}

Tucking in a purple satin top picked up the purple in the skirt’s pattern.
An obi belt pulled everything together and gave me a waist!
Result.

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

Sparkly tights and peep toe heels glammed things up some more.
Simple, but noticeable, jewellery finished my look off nicely.

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

TOP: Topshop
SKIRT: Vintage
NECKLACE: V&A in London.
SHOES: Boden, found in a charity shop.
BAG: Fiorelli
CARDIGAN: old
OBI: Tkmax
TIGHTS: Gerbe c/o My stockings.
EARRINGS: Matalan

Introducing our Guest blogger this month… 

Alison from Get your pretty on

Allison has kept her outfit wearable and easy going.
An everyday look with fun touches.
I love the look of a statement necklace under the collar of a shirt and you can’t go wrong with a touch of leopard fun!
This outfit is ageless, and I would happily wear it tomorrow.

the fab 40s 8 ways to wear tartan over

Sheela from Sheela Writes
We can always rely on Sheela to push the boundaries and make us think outside the age-appropriate box.

These leather culottes look amazing on her, and that casual tee makes the whole look seem as easy going as it is edgy.
Another fabulous look!

Ann is the epitome of Christmas cheer!
Red.
Full on tartan.
Sparkly shoes.
A bold lip.
This outfit makes me smile.
Merry Christmas to you too dear Ann!!

I am loving Jennie’s green skirt and her bold mix of vibrant colours.
This is another outfit that makes me happy!
Apple green.
Leopard shoes.
And, the best accessory of all?
Jennie’s hair!

I love Diane’s choice of colours here.
Muted and elegant.
That sparkly brooch and those flouncy cuffs…. so pretty and feminine.

{Although, I suspect someone else had to do the washing up! :op}

Diane always manages to look cool and effortless.
And, I have serious hair envy…. I love her fabulous wild curls!

Mary’s got curves to die for in this outfit.
This is how a pencil skirt should look!

{I now feel a bit silly mentioning my waist in my obi belt ;op}

A feminine blouse, velvet shoes and windowpane check…what’s not to love here?
Perfect!

Beautiful Veronica is a girl after my own heart!
Ripped jeans.
A cosy cardigan and a casual scarf.
This would be my go-to look for everyday.
Simple and cool.

{Notice the touches that give polish and femininity… a bold lip and a glimpse of ankle. Subtle but effective}

Another ageless look.

Over to you…
Do you like to wear checks and tartan?
What would you have worn?

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