Plaid and Tartan: The Double Feature

How to wear Tartan Style Blogger
I was exhausted, the weight of the week had finally caught up with me and I needed somewhat of a style wake-up call, but not exactly. A splash of joy and inspiration really was all that I was after. But, I found more within seconds of perusing the underside of my carryall tote and the depths of my closet.

Sometimes bringing out a favourite pair of (patterned) trousers is just what a girl needs to do! I did exactly that when I needed to stay warm in happy layers.
Plaid Tartan trousers Sammydress Model
Artful Style
The overall tone of the outfit was bold, and a fashion jumble of hues quite like the grain on a canvasevery colour weaving in and out and blending into the next, yet also with structure and much needed liveliness.  

I decided to bring out my vintage fur that I cut and made into a collar, the same coat that I cut my hat from. Then added a Tartan crest flannel shirt, and trousers to seal it all in as a finishing touch.

Instead of combat boots I opted for a vintage ankle-styled pair that I acquired years ago. I love pattern and colour, so outfits like this tend to bring me the right amount of inspiration that I need. Pattern doubled with even more pattern, certainly not for everyone, but it's well-suited for my style, especially for a nice dose of colour explosion for a Monday. Now, I am fully awake and ready to take on the rest of the week.

Military inspired outfits Inspiring Fashion Bloggers

The goods: Tartan trousers-charity shop, Tartan Shirt-c/0 Sammy dress, Fur collar DIY/Vintage, Jacket-Zara, Epaulet chain trim-DIY, Boots-Vintage, Ruffle necklace-DIY

   
SHARE:

63 comments

  1. You look stunning doll!! I love tartan - I guess how could I not living in Scotland, haha!! Love how you mixed the two tartan patterns up as well!! So lovely! And the boots..adore those!! I hope you have a marvellous day xox

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a fantastic outfit, cosy and practical but totally and utterly rock star and sexy! Love those trousers, I want! x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love these prints together! Love your funky style :) 

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ravenstwining04 February, 2013

    You look incredible!! Love the plaid  and color combination! <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. Margaret Cruzemark04 February, 2013

    Amazing outfit and
    great inspiration. This plaid with the shades of brown looks just so correct.


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh to Be a Muse04 February, 2013

    Kudos to you for pulling off this look. I don't think I would be able to. Love the pattern and color of the pants.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Bold and beautiful look, darling!
    Love these plaids!

    xoxox,
    CC

    ReplyDelete
  8. GlamKitten8804 February, 2013

    I am in LOVE with this outfit.  Pretty sure I need a pair of those pants.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I loveee this look sweetie! These prints styled together looks truly amazing and I really like the androgynous tone you've set with the brown boots and military jacket! The ruffle necklace and furry collar are such beautiful and perfect unexpected touches! :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

    ReplyDelete
  10. francesca romana capizzi04 February, 2013

    You genius!! I love this mix and match!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is one fun outfit, and you are totally rocking the plaid! Loving the boots.
    x.o.x.o

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great look and I love the collar, I wouldn't of course cut a vintage coat if I lay my hands on one. 
    I am searching for a good one in leopard print.
    Have a lovely week dear

    ReplyDelete
  13. Haha! Thanks Francesca, this look helped put me in a happy mood! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes, you definitely need a great pair of Tartan trousers, I could see you in them. Welcome back dear! :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thank you! :)  Fortunately, I've had a lot of experience with cutting and working with vintage pieces so I had an extra to spare. Hope your week is starting off to a good one. 

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sam Frills &amp; Thrills04 February, 2013

    Hi doll, there are so many great elements to this outfit, where to start! Tartan is one of my favorite prints and you've rocked it with this head-to-toe ensemble. The military jacket is excellent paired with it.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sometimes a great outfit can lift the weight of a busy week, especially when you look this good!!
    The entire outfit is very rock and roll

    ReplyDelete
  18. stylentonic Constantinos04 February, 2013

    So unique! Perfect mixing! xxx

    www.stylentonic.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. cute mixed plaids!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE
    www.MOSAMUSE.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Those pants make quite a statement!   I really like the military jacket look....

    ReplyDelete
  21. Whoa, this is some mega print mixing! Very bold <3

    Trendy Teal

    ReplyDelete
  22. Stanislava Encheva05 February, 2013

    So beautiful! My favourite item here is the jacket!:)

    Sun and Sany

    ReplyDelete
  23. Street Fashion PARIS05 February, 2013

    What a nice mix!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. This is such a Gwen Stefani-esque look - I love it! I could never pull it off the way you have; but j'adore nonetheless!!  :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. This look awesome, I love the mix of tartan and also that jacket!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I LOVE the mixed print! I would never have thought of this and it is so freakin' fun!








    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

    ReplyDelete
  27. Rowena Rolala Loves05 February, 2013

    This is such a fabulously styled mix of pattern and color and you rock it Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala lovesEnter my iPad Clutch Giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  28. There are so many amazing pieces working together in this look. From the classic trousers to your stellar embellished jacket, I'd love to wear this look. Hope your week start off well!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oooooh I love your fur with the plaid Madison!  And your jacket is sooooo great!  I love the shoulders!

    ReplyDelete
  30. you pull this off so well, but there is no way i could!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great outfit - you pull off the combo of these two prints well! xo

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow! You're totally rocking those trousers. They look incredible on you! 

    ReplyDelete
  33. this military look is very unique, i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it.
    go girl.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  34. fun print mix, and your jacket is fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This outfit looks like it belongs in Vogue magazine or something. It's so classy and eclectic. Plus, you're gorgeous. Gahhhh I want to be you!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. god, wthat a mix! i love how you played with plaid. better than I could ever do!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

    ReplyDelete
  37. sartorialsidelines06 February, 2013

    So bold and so awesome! I love all the plaid together - and that jacket is amazing. I hope you're feeling less tired and weighed down.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. oh I love your blog your style is amazing and very personal and this outfit is so great! LOVE IT!

    www.ladyparisienne.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. This is such a fun mix and you're totally rocking it! You have such creativity. I would never think to cut my own fur collar. I'm also loving that jacket! Thanks so much for the welcome back on my blog! XO 

    ReplyDelete
  40. You look cool! Love the jacket and the shirt!:) Kisses! xo
     http://lilliness.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  41. awesome outfit!

    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love the pattern mix. Very few people get it right. You are very creative :)

    xxHeel in Mintwww.heelinmint.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Thanks! Yes, feeling much better this week! :)/M

    ReplyDelete
  44. Hi,
    Thanks so much for your comment. Welcome to my blog./Madison

    ReplyDelete
  45. Haha, oh Jenn! you are hilarious. Thanks for the comment, I love Tartan so much it's scary! lol. xo Enjoy the w/e, lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Thank you. I have not worn this jacket in so long, but so happy I did! Have a nice week.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thank you so much! Enjoy your week as well. Happy (early) Friday! :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Thanks Ofelia! Yes, this outfit was the perfect antidote! xo

    ReplyDelete
  49. Amazing outfit. I love the mix of prints and textures here. FABULOUS!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks! Hope you have a great w/e. :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  51. wow, that indeed is one VERY bold look but it totally suits you and you rock it! I love the last photo with that classy fur collar btw.



    Maiken,


    Maikeni blogi - part of
    me

    ReplyDelete
  52. This has to be the best plaid mashup ever!  It kind of reminds me of Gwen Stefani from back in the day - who I will fully admit was my fashion idol for the longest time :-)  The boots and stole really top the whole look off and make it so chic and classy.  

    ReplyDelete

© FASHION TALES. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig