Hey Leggy Lovelies,
Question. Who was your first ever style icon?
For me, the answer is easy. Way before there was Rita, Lana, Alexa, Cheryl and Victoria, there was Cher.
Nope, not the big-haired “Turn Back Time” warbler.
Cher in Clueless. Alicia Silverstone at her absolute peak; all glossy blonde hair, knee-length socks and tartan.
I watched that movie and dragged my mum to C&A to buy a tartan minidress. I remember wearing it over a polo-neck jumper to Pizza Hut and thinking I was the coolest kid, like, ever. Now, thanks to Alexander McQueen, Chanel and Vivienne Westwood, everyone is set to look totally Clueless again.
So I HAD to have this tartan kilt (£40) when I saw it on the ASOS website, and thankfully it’s long enough that it doesn’t look too slutty school disco costume.
I’ve worn it today with this chiffon ASOS blouse (£32) — I love the cute bow-tie! — and a bit of bling, but you could totally rock this skirt with a t-shirt if you wanted to keep things casual. (I recommend the New Look Tall 3-pack of tees… a bargain at £12.99)
This scallop-edged ASOS satchel (£25) is a fairly neutral colour so it works with most things in my wardrobe, and while a lot of cross-body bags tend to sit on my waist rather than my hip, this one has a long enough drop on the strap for us leggy folk.
These boots (£40) were probably my best buy of 2012. They’re so versatile; great for punking up a pretty dress and with enough of a heel to work with a pencil skirt. They’re still available up to a decent size 9 at Topshop.
Will you be tartan-ing it up this season? And what’s your favourite Clueless moment?