Scottish Kilt

womens plaid shirt

This is a recycling of something traditional worn slightly differently.


womens kilt
plaid shirt
white boyfriend blazer

Balenciga cut out boots

Plaid shirt: Uniqlo. Try Shopbop.  Kilt: Search & Destroy on St. Marks. Try Kate Spade. Jeans: Zara. Jacke: Silence & Noise.  Boots: Balenciaga. I kinda like the Michael Kors boots. Purse: Proenza Schouler
I originally had on the plaid shirt and jeans only but added the kilt for a spin on the same ol’ same ol’. 
I LOVE a good traditional kilt and morphed two pieces into a psuedo dress over jeans: a tomboy/girl balance.  I’m getting into skirts or dresses over skinnies at the moment.

ps. I wore kilts at school (don’t laugh) so this is an homage of sorts.

pps. I went to the hair dresser for a trim and he cut more off the sides and the back. I’m still in that semi WTF/hyperventilating stage but am secretly glad that I finally found someone with the balls to do what’s been in my head for a very long time. 

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  1. Jasmine says:

    That haircut is gorgeous…wish I had the balls to get it myself!

    • Karen says:

      ahhh don’t worry it took me well over a year of just THINKING about it. I really took my time and mulled it over for ages so by the time I cut it I was ready.

  2. leesicam says:

    Love the cut Karen! Chic and edgy.

  3. Corinna B says:

    The kilt and boots are killing me! Both are too fabulous.
    I need the boots…

  4. Mara says:

    It is always so… Once you go for short hair, you want to go shorter and shorter even more!! LOVE your new haircut, I think it suits you sooo well! And love the outfit too! Hugs from Italy

    • Karen says:

      You know what someone said that on my Instagram and I remembered those words ever since because clearly it’s true.

      Hug back : )

  5. Anonymous says:

    The hair is AWESOME! As being a short haired woman, I understand the WTF part of the short hair cut…the ” wow, did I
    really just get more cut off…” So, atta girl…great shape and I love it!

    Lindsey via Vegas

    • Karen says:

      I know it’s a momentary panic in the salon chair right?? Thx though.

  6. The Glamorous Minx says:

    Your hair looks really amazing! Very stylish and glamorous 😉

    • Karen says:

      ah thanks lovely

  7. Nika Chic says:

    This is great, as always!:) And your hair – fabulous!

    • Karen says:

      ha ha! I can see one on YOU

  8. Cynthia Lawson says:

    Love this look! I am going to pull out my kilt and go plaid on plaid.

    • Karen says:

      Dooooo iiiiiit

  9. Dee Gray says:

    i have been chop chop chopping off my hair also…. I alway go WTF??… but then I go WTF I should have did this months ago!!

    • Karen says:

      LOLOLOL!!! I know what you mean. I clearly was ready to get more off if I kept making appointments to return for a little more off.

    • Karen says:

      Ah thx Fashion Snag. Always appreciate seeing your comments : )

  10. Marquise Christina Brown says:

    Love this look! Layering the plaid on plaid with the white blazer is so striking! Side note, I love your hair, I recently cut my hair and had the same reaction. I wish I had the guts to cut my hair to that length, I always admire women that can rock the short cut. It’s a good look on you!


    • Karen says:

      I know any cut makes you swallow hard. I used to always admire women who cut their hair very short too. It always was ‘a look’ and I loved that. LMK if you ever cave and go shorter! It happens in stages.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Really love that hair style on you!

    • Karen says:

      thank you : )

  12. Keda says:

    Love your hair !! Super cute!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you. Bloody ell I wasn’t expecting this from everyone.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this outfit. Too bad I live in the tropics( Your place, St.Lucia) I can’t wear this. But definitely inspiration when I travel. It’s too f-ing cool. And I love the waves in the hair.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I. LOVE. THIS! You look so badass!

  15. LondonLady says:

    You look amazing here. Thanks for the inspiration!

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