Heritage-inspired looks are never out of style. I’m not talking about red trousers and waxed jackets in the go-to look of my alma mater, St Andrews, rather the perennial fabric of the British countryside: tweed. The fabric is synonymous with Scotland, particularly thanks to its durable nature, suited to the climate, and its links to the weaving tradition of the Borders as well as Harris of course – the world’s only commercially certified handwoven tweed made from pure virgin wool, dyed, spun and woven by hand.
The fabric always seems particularly attractive to me at this time of year, adding seasonal texture and practicality to Autumnal ensembles. Made from British-milled tweed, this Boden pencil skirt is a timeless classic and is surprisingly versatile too: it looks just as good with a coordinating jumper at the weekend (like this frill detail one) as it does with a silk blouse and smart jacket for work. The pencil style skims to flatter curves and wee details – like the contrasting grosgrain waistband and warm berry hued Prince of Wales check – bring the classic style up to date. I ramped up the ladylike vibes on this occasion, accessorising with the most beautiful block-heeled tassel loafers I’ve ever seen and coordinating pink bag (similar here). About as far from the red trews and oversized tweed of the hunting, shooting, fishing set as I can imagine – don’t you think?
Boden British tweed pencil skirt, jumper, bag and heels c/o, but all love of heritage style and frilled knitwear entirely own! Note: I would size up for the skirt as it is a little on the neat side, but everything else is true to size!