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).

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Tartan fashion!

Scotland has been all over the news of late, and today we go to the polls to decide the country’s future in the Independence Referendum. Vivienne Westwood brought fashion into the debate when she sent her models down the catwalk wearing ‘Yes’ badges.

Miss Westwood is a pioneer of tartan fashion, so we thought what better day – whatever side you are voting for – to celebrate our ‘Scottishness’ with some tartan fashion, than today!

Tartan is big news this autumn winter, in traditional forms, and fabrics that are essentially just check prints, or plaid. There is something lovely and cosy about the tartan fashion trend for winter, and the fabric works beautifully as a statement coat. Capes are big news this season as well, and there are some lovely vintage tartan capes out there for inspiration.

scottish tartan fashion coatsClockwise, from top left: Beiege plaid coat, £64.99, New Look, blue and black check cape, £75, Red Herring @ Debenhams, plaid cape, £185, French Connection, blue plaid coat, £190, French Connection, fur collar check coat, £64.99, New Look

Tartan works brilliantly when it is bright and bold. It’s a statement fabric, so go all out with bold red, blue and even pink threads in your tartan fashion trend piece! Even if it’s just a tartan scarf, or the lining of your winter boots!

scottish tartan fashion twoClockwise, from top left: check top, £26, Red Herring @ Debenhams, tartan trousers, £29, Red Herring @ Debenhams, reversible tartan/check scarf, £14.99, New Look, black and yellow skirt, £17.99, New Look, tartan lining Kickers, £85, Schuh

If full-on tartan is too much – and it can be for some – then go for a more simple check pattern. We are loving this GAP check shirt dress.

scottish fashion tartan threeClockwise, from top left: Blue chiffon shirt, £29.99, New Look, check shirt dress, £44.95, GAP, check shoes, £17.99, New Look, blue and red check top, £35, H! by Henry Holland @ Debenhams, check jacket, £29.99, New Look

If you’re really brave, mix up your tartans – it works for Vivienne Westwood. Mix a skirt and top, or shirt and coat  in different prints for a fresh take on the tartan fashion trend.

tartan fashion fiveClockwise, from top left: Plaid wrap skirt, £14.99, H&M, print sleeveless top, £17.99, New Look, wool scarf, £24.99, H&M, green and purple shirt, £14.99, H&M, check coat, £99, JOY

Whatever tartan fashion piece you choose, wear it with panache and strength! From a simple top to a full-on tartan bodycon dress, or just a pair of earmuffs, Scottish or not, yes or no, get out there and wear your tartan with pride!

scottish tartan fashion fourClockwise, from top left: Check shirt, £14.99, H&M, dress, £19.99, New Look, check mini skirt, £14.99, H&M, earmuffs, £8, JOY, check sweater, £17.99, New Look, blue and red skirt, £17.99, New Look

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