Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tartan- how to wear it at The Gothic Shop

Tartan needs no introduction- it's one of the hottest Gothic styles. Whether you want to wear the smaller formal checks or a neo-Gothic look with bright pinks and purples. Do you love your tartan print mini skirt or will you be wearing head-to-toe tartan this summer?  If you haven't already, take a look at the new Tartan at The Gothic Shop:

Red Tartan Leggings by Banned 

This traditional pattern is really very sexy when it's on a pair of Banned leggings. Half red tartan printed with anchors and cherries, the other half of these leggings are in black with a contrasting lace up back. Think Harley Quinn! Deliciously decadent for the day as well as special enough for an evening out. But note, it's high heels or Doc Martin's as a must with these.

Jagger Red Tartan Pleated Mini Kilt by Hell Bunny
With warmer weather to come it's time to put away those old woollen sweaters for another year. Mini skirts are the most stylish and feminine way of keeping cool in the summer sun. Plus you will not be giving up on the Gothic! Forget the floral shades this year for us it will be all about the tartan on skirts. Add fishnets or sparkly tights for something a little edgy.

Buckle Red Tartan Underbust Corset by Sinister
Yes Tartan is a bold statement whether you wear it as part of your Gothic or more traditionally  But it does not have to be outrageously flamboyant, your red and green checks can be used in a more subtle way. Take one of the newest additions from Sinister as an example. The tartan on this under bust is hidden behind four buckles and lots of sensual black lace. It is adorable and just as effective, a statement tartan piece that is just as eye catching.

Wear your tartan everyday as part of your accessories. It's one of the few fabrics and patterns that looks hot with absolutely everything. Your tartan patterned bag will look the business with black leather or PVC. Tartan on your handbags is also a way of adding a bit of Goth to anything you wear even a simple pair of jeans and T-shirt. The perfect accessory for college or University students is this tartan holdall, enough space to carry everything with style.

Inspired? Take a look at the tartan at The Gothic Shop!