As promised I’m commenting on the kilt. I’ve just watched Jess Cartner-Morley’s video on kilts and she’s made some useful comments on how to wear them this season. Kilts, she says, are very much about wearing a statement skirt but they can also be a bit punk, a bit St.Trinians – OK, that’s interesting. (Actually, before I move on, for those of you reading this blog outside the UK, St Trinians is a fictitious girls’ school that featured in a series of 50s films whose older pupils invariably wore short-skirted school uniforms.)
Perhaps, the most useful thing Jess Cartner-Morley says is that kilts usually have three elements:
i) pleats, ii) a buckle and of course, iii) tartan. And what you should do is take at least one of those away, so that the skirt is not such an in-your-face ‘proper’ kilt.
The video then goes on to show several mouth-watering kilts, as in lovely to look at, but oh dear the prices: a Versace for £895, a JW Anderson for £385, a Karen Millen for £99, better. The cheapest is an Asos for £30, but tiny, as in sooo very, very short. To be fair, the Guardian website also shows a gallery of high street priced kilts for those of us who can’t afford the designer prices.
However, here is my attempt at ‘the kilt’ with, two of those elements missing. It’s in a kind of a tartan and has a frilly underskirt, plus what you might call, bo-peep pockets. Made by Per Una it was bought for £7.00 in a town near where I live. Here it is matched up with my favourite jacket.
That’s all for now, but coming up next is my look at ageism in the high-end glossy magazines.
The frugal fashion shopper
P.S. Did you know it’s British Wool week this week. Wool, I just love it, so there will be a blog on woolly jumpers, but later on in the winter.
P.P.S And finally Hadley Freeman has just had the last word on the pink coat – very funny.