Highland Fling

Topshop Tartan Tee

Topshop Joni Jeans

&Other Stories Necklace

Topshop Jacket

Topshop Spiked Heels 

Mulberry Del Rey

Apart from the one tartan scarf I bought earlier this year in the winter, the last time I wore tartan was during my emo/goth. Don’t Judge. We’ve all been there: captivated by Avril Lavigne’s skater girl philosphy of baggy jeans, grubby eyeliner and striped ties over vest tops (seriously who let that happen?)

But the chaotic spirit of punk has punched it’s way back through in many collections for the upcoming seasons. Models draped in chains, bound in leather, and covered in checks: this was the image all over over Versace, Moschino, and Celine, to name just a few.

Elements of anarchy are still hinted at in this outfit through the tartan, chain necklace, leather, spiked heels, but all in a subtle and feminine way.

What are you’re thoughts on the tartan/punk trend? Love or loathe? I’d love to know..

I cant wait to team this tartan tee with a fetishy vinyl pencil skirt… at least when the weather isn’t quite so sticky.

Sophie x

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  1. Love this look, so jealous of your Mulberry! I'm loving the tartan things floating around at the minute although I do think they are better suited to a/w. Got my eyes on a few pieces I'll buy now and keep aside for then! X| Taxi for Jackson |

  2. I love this outfit, so chic! I know what you mean about the emo phase too haha.L xfashionfor21.blogspot.co.uk

  3. yeah i got my hands on this tee because i couldnt wait for the autumn! luckily the weather had been a bit grubby and dark when i took these photos!

  4. Definitely love the punk/feminine contrast. High waisted pants look lovely on you, I'm jealous!Lexihttp://rhinestonereligion.com

  5. I love this outfit and this top! When I saw it in the 'New In' section of the topshop website I added it to my wantworthy straight away, I love tartanhttp://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

  6. I love the awesome 60s vibe of this. That will never not be the best look to aim for in my book. Although I love plaid I don't think I would have second-looked at this tee until I saw you in it. Now I need it. And yes, the Avril stage. The amount of eye liner that was sacrificed so I could channel that angsty anger during the teenage years.

  7. it really is lovely, i didnt realise its made of a silky fabric until it came in the post! but i love it!

  8. haha, the avril years is something we're all so guilty of. too many trips to the school office to scrub off my eyeliner!

  9. love the look, the tartan top is amazing and adore the high waisted jeansxx ishtiny-heart-beats.blogspot.com

  10. I'm a lover of the punk trend and delve into it every now and then! Your hair is gorgeous btw – love your outfit xx

  11. Those top two photos are beautiful, look like they belong in Vogue!! Nice jeans, been spying those for myself for a while now…bring on payday!xxvanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

  12. Great look!!Wanna follow each other? Let me knowHugs :)http://fashionalatic.blogspot.com

  13. Love the tartan looks great with the Joni jeans. Love your style, followed on GFC & bloglovin! xxfashiontatt.blogspot.com

  14. awww! I think that's probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my photos on my blog! how lovely, thank you so much <3 and yes definitely treat yourself on payday…i love the jeans! xx

  15. thanks so much! i've checked out your blog too and followed on bloglovin, i think it's great! looking forward to seeing more posts from you 🙂 x

  16. can I have your face please? and your wardrobe? WOWSER yet another gorgeous look, i'm not big on the punk trend but I love how your feminine take on the trend, GORGEOUS! xx

  17. Oooh I love this combo, looking lush ! I went through the Avril stage too – skater girl dreams ! Xoxo

  18. I can't get over how gorge these photos are!!! Your hair is incredible Sophie and love your outfits :)! Really love tartan, but I don't actually own any – I should buy some seeing as I'm part scottish haha! xx

  19. I LOVE tartan! More than anyone should! My dad's family are Scots and we even have a tartan carpet all the way up our staircases and on the landings…I even have a red tartan blanket on the foot of my bed at the moment. I particularly love this top Sophie, I really really do. It's something I would buy in an instant, which is saying a lot for someone who doesn't wear much colour!! You look gorgeous.And I went through an emo phase. Big time. Cringe,cringe, cringe.Florahttp://www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

  20. Aww thank you so much! I'm not huge on the punk trend either but it's nice letting it come through in subtle ways! Xx

  21. Thanks Robyn! Such nice things to say! Haha oh no, part Scottish with no tartan! I'm sure tou'll pick up some pieces in the upcoming season! Xx

  22. Ahhh no way! That's cool and I bet your pretty happy that it's coming back in then! And oh god the emo phase is so cringe… My 18th birthday my parents were looking at photos to put up for my party and I banned all photos around aged 14 to try rinse out all emo evidence haha xx

  23. I love this look, I need to go to topshop now! love the way you have worn the tartan print. xhttp://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/