It’s that time of year again, for the words of Rabbie Burns to fill the air as celebrations of Burns Supper’s get underway.
As always, we’re having the usual haggis, neeps and tatties supper followed by some poetry with some family and friends to mark the occasion. I’ve decided to share my style with you all (I know I don’t normally do fashion, but I’ll make an exception as a friend told me I should, so I thought I’d give it a go).
I’ll be wearing a plaid skirt, very similar to this (I know it’s not tartan, but my usual Dress Stewart kilt was getting a bit frayed around the buckles at the waist):
One of the few occasions I wear a skirt for, besides weddings and christenings haha!
And I’ll be wearing black tights like these (we can’t be showing off bare legs in this weather!):
A cable knit or chunky knit jumper very similar to this one:
And biker boots like these ones (fur lined for extra warmth, the temperature is normally in single figures on Burns Night in Scotland):
I always layer up under my jumpers in the winter time by wearing a long sleeved top underneath. Otherwise I end up with my teeth chittering if I’m outside for longer than 5 minutes. Leaving nothing to chance I always don a hat and gloves (rarely a scarf as I don’t like things around my neck, the jumper is loose enough that it’s not restrictive).
They always have to be cable knit style but never with a pom pom on the hat as I think it makes it look like one of those baby hat’s your Granny would knit for all newborns in the family (the memories of wearing those hats with pom poms that were almost the size of my head until I was about 6 still haunts me to this day).
Will you be celebrating Burns Night this year? If so, let us know how in the comments below.