I chose to add a "grungey" edge to my tartan skirt, but rather than committing to one theme (and in keeping with the popular trend of mixing themes and textures) I pulled back the balance by adding a classic fedora hat and an elegant emerald bag.
If you want to have a go at replicating my look or indeed want to experiment with the tartan/plaid pattern, I have included some options available to buy at Oasis:
I modeled my interpretation of this seasons pinks on that of J Crew-
patterned pants, pink knit and pale pink coat, with metallic shoes offsetting the diamante details on the coat and bag. Metallics work great with powder pink!
This trend is also available from Oasis:
I recommend choosing one statement piece of animal print, as I did with this leopard coat, and keeping everything else in the outfit minimal and neutral.
Oasis have a great selection of animal print in store now:
*photos courtesy of various media sources, excluding those of myself.
* this was originally written in October 2013, thus the clothes pictured above may no longer be available to purchase.