Denim shirt- Charity shop- £2
Crop top- Yayer- £5
Tartan skirt- Charity shop- £3.50
Leather Backpack- Ebay- £10
Boots (Vagabond Dioons)- Ebay- £69.99
This shoot took place in the woodlands that surround Lancaster University's campus. Without getting too sentimental on you, I'm really going to miss living here after my forced evacuation in a month's time.
To my knowledge I can make no claims to Scottish ancestry, but that doesn't make me any less of a tartan enthusiast. I own numerous tartan skirts, jackets, scrunchies and hairbands. The pattern is great because you can either style it up in a grungy way, or channel (the style goddess that is) Cher Horowitz, and make the look super preppy. In fact, I'd deliberately turn up to lectures in a tartan ensemble if I wanted to feel more intellectual and organised. Go on, wear a Clueless-style jacket, walk about clutching a folder, and tell me that you don't feel totally on top of your studies (extra points if you use a fluffy pen). Here I've lent more towards the grunge option, teaming the skirt with a denim shirt, leather backpack and grey crop.
When I picked out this skirt, I was drawn to the purple and gold combo (which makes a difference from your typical red tartan) and the flattering above-the-knee cut. Besides, you know you've done something right when your skirt matches the surrounding flora.
Photography by Mae Reddaway.