THE TARTAN SPIN: FROM WEEKEND TO WORK DAY LOOK

                                                   Going From The Runway To My Way


While i will not go on about how tartan is obviously a huge trend right now, may i just say, i am all over it. Runways this last fashion month poured out some amazing tartan pieces and seriously, school uniforms and the Scottish skirts have never looked any cooler. That said, trends come and go. With tartan, i noticed you can only stretch is so far. The patterns will always be around for a long time...probably forever but i just think this is a fashion phase that will wear out just like many others. No? Well, before that happens i thought it would be nice to find ways to stretch it a little bit by showing you three different looks i came up with using one pleated tartan skirt and a few old pieces from my closet:  Going From A Weekend Look To A Work Day Look.

The weekend for some us is spent running errands and doing house chores. While for some, it is a time to relax with friends and family, catching up on lots or what not. Either way, the idea is to be comfortable and stylish while having a great weekend. Right?

My First Weekend Look
It is sweater and long sleeve season which was why i opted for this white long sleeved top with an obvious print that i thought was perfect for the tartan skirt. Underneath this long sleeved top, i have on a white tank top for extra warmth. The leather boots, jacket and bag gives the tartan and the whole look some edge to it.  This weekend look for me, is most ideal when i have to meet up with friends for brunch, lunch, drinks or dinner. Also perfect for the movies or simply enjoying a weekend out and about town for both day and evening.

Kindly excuse the photos. It rained so heavily during the shoot, but i wanted to continue...

                                Long Sleeve Top : Stitches // Leather Jacket: Dynamite // Leather Bag By Saks

My Second Weekend Look 
There are some weekends where some of us, such as moms who do some never ending errands and shop for groceries, need to wear very comfortable outfits. Well, what i did here was pair a sleeveless denim top and denim jacket with the tartan skirt. A pair of comfortable flats in red brightens up the whole look.


                             Denim Jacket & Sleeveless Denim Top By Bluenotes // Flats By Rocket Dog

Now, the weekend is over and it is time to shed all that weekend look...except for the tartan skirt. Yaay!

My Workday Look
Finally, with this workday outfit i have on, it is pretty much a two in one outfit- From day to night. For those working 9-5, i know it is not all the time you do get to go straight home after work which is why "The Happy Hour" was created in bars and restaurants anyway. Usually prices drop between that time on drinks and food. Nice or what? My take on that, always be prepared. Which was why for this look, i started with the sleeveless top, then moved on to wear a waist coat over it. Just my little twist on things ;). It would have been safe to wear a black blazer but adding some color to work clothes never hurts. It will always brighten up the whole look. Therefore, the choice of a red jacket which is a color that can also be found on the prints of the skirt. Now are you over tartan already or what? :D

                                    Jacket By Talbot // Tartan Skirt By Jones New York // Pumps By Mossimo For Target


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36 comments:

Kela Taconea said...

Nice skirt! you look so scottish :) My favourite with the denim jacket :D
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Kisses from Spain, Kela

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Perfect doll, I enjoyed the various looks, gorgoeus x

SunnyPat said...

Perfect skirt!!
kisses



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Tanja S. said...

I got a huge crush on tartan, it's so amazing for fall! Love how you combined it, that skirt is to die for :)

Lubka Christova said...

Hot hot hot! ❤

I love the check skirt with the union jack top :P Been to Scotland recently? :)

Lu,
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Cristina Fdez said...

Love your tartan skirt!!!!! :D
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Pooja Mittal said...

Tartan us my new best friend, loved all the ways you styled it..
Keep in touch,
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Busola Coutts said...

Thank you so much Kela :)

Busola Coutts said...

Aww, i appreciate that. Thank you :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you :)

Natalie Renee said...

Love this! Plaid is so hot this season and its fabulous the way you transformed from work to weekend :)

xo
Natalie @ www.littletoomuch.net

Imogen said...

I love tartan in general and this skirt is so amazing. There truly are so many different ways in which it can be styled. You've totally inspired me to wear my new tartan dress to work pretty soon.

Michèle Kruesi said...

that skirt is perfect

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Alice Cerea said...

Hello!
I'm an Italian blogger who writes at the international level, my name is Alice and I find that your blog is really nice and interesting.
I was wondering if you were willing to any form of collaboration, for example I can write a post/interview about you and you can do the same with me.

You can answer me by mail: alice.cerea @ gmail.com

My blog is http://babywhatsup.wordpress.com/

I hope for a positive response,
see you soon!

Kisses Alis.

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow... I love this brit mood, you are so trendy!!!!!
Perfet skirt... Perfect you!!!!!!

Angelique Kalogeropoulou said...

hey dear.. you look fab as always, tartan will be a really important must have for this season, you got it°!!!

kisses
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Louise O Reilly said...

Wow I like how you styled them all so differently. I really like the first look with the long sleeve top and the work day look. You look amazing. xx

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Mz CocoH said...

Oh woow! she did it again. Look at how you just transformed the looks.. just with that one skirt. You are a star!
love the look with the jan shirt!
XX
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Mz CocoH said...

*jean* :))

Busola Coutts said...

Thanks a lot Tanja :)

Busola Coutts said...

Haha thank you Lubka.

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Busola Coutts said...

Aww thank you so much Paola :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thank you Loiuse :). So glad you do

Busola Coutts said...

Thanks a lot Natalie. Yeah everyone wants a piece of it :)

Busola Coutts said...

You are a darling :)). That is so kind of you to say. Thank you so much.

Busola Coutts said...

:D Thanks dear

Busola Coutts said...

Mine too. Thank you Pooja.

Busola Coutts said...

Aww please do and thank you

Busola Coutts said...

Sure thing. Thank you Angelique :)

Busola Coutts said...

Thanks a lot

Busola Coutts said...

Hmm wow, I am flattered. I will be in touch. Thank you :)

Diana Ashuayem said...

I love all of the outfit! Great styles.
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Margaret Cruzemark said...

You look absolutely gorgeous my trendsetter girl!!!
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
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Madeline Veloria said...

Obsessed with the reemergence of plaid...such a great skirt! Especially love it with the leather jacket :)

Veloria in velvet
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Aileen Awesome said...

Love the first look! It's so edgy, british and punk rock all at the same time. Have a great weekend!!

Aileen
Sex w. Candy

antony said...

HELLO !!
I'm Antonio from Italia
You are very beautiful and sweet ;)

SINCE I WAS LITTLE I'M TOTALLY MAD ABOUT PLAID
I start collecting photos of friends wearing plaid shirts and i created my own profile on FLICKR'S page in which this passion is better explained.
What i ask you??
PHOTOS of you and also other friends wearing as many plaid shirts is possibile ( i prefer men's button down cotton ones and gingham )
I will use the photos you will give me only for private collecting use!!
IF you will authorize me i'll add them to my own page of FLICKR.
I HOPE YOU HELP ME and more that you not consider my asking as disturb or a bad and wrong thing ;)
that is my FLICKR's page :
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36248663@N00/
 
and my mail for photos:
 
antonio.drum@email.it
 

from ITALIA
 
un bacio
 
Antonio

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