Plaid, check, tartan, houndstooth… those little squares are everywhere and shouldn’t just be reserved for shortbread tins and wool scarves. We’ve all got a check shirt lurking in our wardrobes, haven’t we? Perfect with jeans obviously – but I love the idea of styling mine with a black tulle skirt or a pleated midi for an unexpected twist on a classic. How festive do these ladies look?

Tulle -skirt-plaid-shirt

Image: Pinterest


Image: Pinterest

You could treat yourself to a gorgeous shirt from Rails but then you could also go full-on plaid in Zara (where else?) and boldly embrace the trend with this fringed dress and deconstructed.


Image: Zara


Image: Zara

Before you rush out to the shops though, take a moment to enjoy these beauties from J.Crew. You’re welcome!


Image: J.Crew

Antonia x



Left to Right:

Check Mini Skirt £19.99 – New Look

Zara Dress £29.99 – Zara

Sadie Pompom Flats £148 – J.Crew

Check Shirt £19 – La Redoute

Hunter Check Shirt £117.47 – Rails

Windowpane Check Cape £65 – French Connection

Elise Heels £278 – J.Crew

Check Kilt £49.99 – Zara



  1. Shannah
    15/11/2016 / 10:25 am

    Love your style! Am also in Ox Street at the mo and hot footing it to Zara to check out the kilt…Haven’t worn one since my school days. Would love a check shirt with tulle skirt – dont have the confidence for that – but think it looks fab. Pls share with us if you give it a go ! X

    • tinkertailoronline
      15/11/2016 / 10:46 am

      I’m planning to go for it Shannah and I promise to show and tell! Good luck hitting Oxford St and make sure you show us the kilt if you decide to take the plunge! Thank you for being so lovely xxx

  2. 15/11/2016 / 7:15 pm

    Fabulous! I love a bit of tartan ❤️

    • tinkertailoronline
      15/11/2016 / 8:15 pm

      It feels just about right for this time of year!

  3. 16/11/2016 / 10:04 am

    I love tartan, especially the black & red combinations. The polka dot tulle skirt looks amazing with the tartan shirt!

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