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Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas Grunge

all c/o ARK 

No matter what the trends are for Autumn and Winter, tartan is always a winner at this time of year. I love tartan because it's kind of like a grunge meets Christmas print and by that I mean you can find it on a tin of shortbread biscuits you bought for your grandma but equally you can wear it with a lot of black and a leather jacket and you have a perfect grunge outfit. This pair of crackers (yes Christmas pun definitely intended) is from Ark, who have some absolutely bang on tartan pieces, perfect for this time of year. I love the vintage feel of this pair and I did go a bit matchy matchy with my copper hair and bright lippy but everyone loves a bit of red in December right?! What's more is that the trousers are incredibly slouchy and comfy, making them perfect for when you undoubtedly overindulge on the Celebrations. Yep, we've all been there.

Obviously all black was the way to go when it came to styling this pair and luckily Ark had the perfect jumper. I'm a big fan of the roll neck anyway but I especially love how this one is made a little bit different with the cut outs in the shoulders. Arguably, it wasn't weather appropriate when there was snow on the ground but hey, I looked great so shoulder warmth was a sacrifice I was willing to make. I did end up throwing my leather jacket on over the top but it matched perfectly so it was all good.

The shoes remind of a really great dupe of Dr Martens, without the hefty price tag. They're another really grungy aspect of the outfit with the chunky fit and patent finish and they come in at just £25 so they won't break the bank either. 

Do you love a bit of tartan?

Amy x

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  1. You are very cute! And your outfit is stunning!

  2. Love the top and pants! You really look like Santa's elf hihi in a good way! :)

  3. Your outfit is great!! lovely for this season (:
    Have a great day,


  4. That. Top. And the tartan pants too! They look so comfy yet fashionable at the same time x


  5. Such a cool outfit Amy, looking fab x


  6. Love this outfit, Amy! I have some trousers just like this which I can't wait to wear!
    I'm also kinda jealous that you have some white on the ground, we never get any here on the East Coast!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

  7. The snow in the pictures definitely makes this outfit! I adore those trousers too, definitely ones for the festive season!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  8. You look great those pants look amazing on you! I love plaid anything so plaid pants for the win!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  9. Love this outfit girl! Really love the jumper because of the cut out shoulders - something different is always fab!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  10. Wow the snow! Gorgeous images and you definitely rock those trousers!

    Hannah | Oh January

  11. OH Gosh! You make me wish to get tartan! I love the outfit, and the pants are perfect! Wow!

    ...Seriously though, how are you not freezing?!

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'


  12. You look absolutely stunning with that outfit!

  13. This look is amazing! love the trousers so much!

  14. Loveeeee these trousers! I would definitely wear it with black, black and more black!



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