St Andrew’s Day Style – Weekly Wishlist

So, it’s St Andrew’s Day this weekend – Sunday November 30. How are you going to celebrate the day of Scotland’s patron saint? With a dinner of haggis, neeps and tatties? Singing Scotland the Brave? What’s your St Andrew’s day style? Tartan?!

Okay, okay, it’s really predictable, and we Scots rarely wear tartan, blah blah. Actually, tartan is really nice. Or fashion’s take on tartan anyway. Which is regularly called plaid. And is nothing like real tartan really.

But well, we’re sticking with our take on St Andrew’s Day style for this week’s Weekly Wishlist. Tartan, plaid, check, whatever – you get our drift?

Now, I know where I will be this Sunday evening – on the couch, with a good old cup of tea and maybe a Tunnock’s caramel wafer or two. And how could I make that more Scottish? In a pair of fab tartan satin pyjamas from BHS (£25). That’s St Andrew’s Day style! Maybe a pair of tartan baffies too – that’s Scots for slippers, in case you didn’t know. Iris & Edie have a lovely cosy pair at Debenhams (£17.50).

St Andrew's Day StyleGAP’s plaid nightie (24.95) is cute, but won’t keep you warm. However, New Look’s gorgeous deep red tartan boyfriend coat (£39.99) will beat the chill. A great favourite, and a simple way to add a bit of St Andrew’s Day style is with a scarf. We love this bold red one from JOY (£18). Also at JOY, how fantastic is this green and red tartan print pencil skirt? (£39).

If your St Andrew’s Day style is a little more subtle, guys, maybe this grey tartan style T-shirt (£12.99) from New Look is for you? Or a simple tartan tie? (£20, Debenhams).

If full-on tartan isn’t your style, girls, then New Look’s plaid/check skirt (£14.99) will give you St Andrew’s Day Style, subtly. Finally, it’s the day before December, so you might need some gloves, like a lovely red tartan pair from BHS (£9).

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction

 

The Great Outdoors Trend

The Great Outdoors trend is one of the best trends of the season. It’s really easy to do, you can adapt it to suit your needs, and it involves, at times, cute animals. What’s not to love?

So, what is this great outdoors trend? No, it’s not a trend based on The Great Outdoors, the 1988 movie starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. But if you haven’t seen that, give it a go – there is plaid (part of this trend) and lots of laughs…

Anyway, back to clothes. The great outdoors trend is simple – but it’s not just for outdoors. We’re not talking fleeces and berghaus here, okay. We’re talking cosy coats, blanket wraps, leather and lumberjack, fur trims, fairytales, wild animals, bold patterns and rich textures. Warmth, yes, but just a nod of the trend works for evening outfits too. How? Trust me…

Team a full midi skirt with an owl print T-shirt, a cosy, yet sophisticated oversized cardigan, and some super on-trend flats, and finish with a ponyskin clutch – and there you go, the great outdoors trend, for an evening out.

great outdoors trend sevenClockwise, from top left: Nesting owl t-shirt, £24, Brat + Suzie @ JOY, oversize cardigan, £49.99, H&M, ponyskin bag, £100, French Connection, shoes, £19.99, New Look, full skirt, £49, Betty.Jackson Black @ Debenhams

Mix up those textures – brilliant sequin trousers, animal print top, owl necklace, bold gold shoes and a blanket wrap give an alternative, outdoorsy, evening out look.

great outdoors trend sixClockwise, from top left: Green sequin trousers, £140, French Connection, animal motif T-shirt, £18, JOY, owl pendant, £27, Artysmarty @ JOY, chevron stripe blanket wrap, £24.99, New Look, gold sandals, £55, Schuh

What I love about this trend is the ability to mix colours, fabrics, prints, and come over all Carrie Bradshaw like, agreed? Team a full skirt with a gorgeous coat, sweater and heels for a true vintage Sex And The City look.

great outdoors trends oneClockwise, from top left: Squirrel sweater, £45, JOY, fur collar coat, £195, French Connection, fur bag, £29.99, floral print skirt, pink fur trim shoes, £24.99, all New Look

Keep it cute with a playsuit, fur gilet and hat, and some comfortable cosy UGG boots.

great outdoors trend fourClockwise, from top left: Playsuit, £19.99, H&M, fur bobble hat, £35, French Connection, owl purse, £3.99, New Look, Fake fur gilet, £99, French Connection, UGG Australia boots, £150, Schuh, owl ring, £2.99, New Look

For daytime, keep the silhouette simple, with a loose knit, leggings, ankle boots and a plaid bag, with a bit of fake fur for fun.

great outdoors trend threeClockwise, from top left: Burgundy sweater, £80, French Connection, ankle boots, £59.99, New Look, suede leggings, £22, BHS, plaid messenger bag, £19.99, H&M, faux fox fur stole, £17.99, New Look

A big coat is an essential this season, and a big part of the great outdoors trend. This blanket coat looks great with simple leggings, winter florals and a cute bag.

great oudoors trend twoClockwise, from top left: Scuba leggings, £29.99, H&M, plaid bag, £25, Mantaray @ Debenhams, bog red coat, £99.99, H&M, floral print top, £32, Betty.Jackson Black @ Debenhams, blue boots, £65, Rocha.John Rocha @ Debenhams

Foxy lady! Go all out with Louche @ JOY’s fox print dress! Team with foxy socks, a blanket wrap, fur lined boots and a fur hat for maximum great outdoors trend quirkiness!

great outdoors trend fiveClockwise, from top left: Fox print dress, £49, JOY, blanket wrap, £27.99, New Look, fox socks, £1.99, New Look, fur trimmed boots, £125, Crew Clothing, fur hat, £12.99, New Look

Mix it up! Wide bold jersey skirt, with tweed wellington boots, and a badger sweater? Why not?!

great outdoors trend eightClockwise, from top left: Wellies, £35, Mantaray @ Debenhams, jersey circle skirt, £34.99, H&M, mustard crop sweater, £29.99, H&M, animal cardigan, £39, Mr Badger sweater, £45, both JOY

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction