black tee - H&M
spike collar sleeveless shirt - Sparkle & Fade via Urban Outfitters
tartan skirt - Beyond Retro
black bowler bag and spiked cut out boots - Topshop
lipstick - Rimmel x Kate Moss in "107"
From Moschino to Saint Laurent, the A/W catwalks were ablaze with the new print of the season - tartan. Since noticing the trend I have been on the lookout for the perfect plaid piece to transition from summer to autumn and was delighted to discover this gem in the vintage treasure trove Beyond Retro while visiting Brighton last week. The key to wearing a tartan skirt is to keep a casual air to the outfit - anything too prim or indeed too sexy runs the risk of making you looking like you're on your way back home from school. My style inspiration was drawn from the way the pattern was styled on the runway, paired with dark red matte lips and punk-inspired embellishments. I chose to stick with the spikes and married a collared shirt with cut out boots to tie the outfit together, than layered a black round necked t-shirt on top to keep in with the nonchalant aesthetic.