A Tartan Pinafore Dress 3 Different Ways [Sponsored]

I know it’s been a minute since I’ve done this feature. The holidays totally threw things off but it’s back in full effect because it’s one of my favorite blog posts to do. J

What better way to kick this off for 2014 than teaming up with ARK, a trendy clothing brand out of the United Kingdom. They supply fashionistas with brands like Superdry and Fred Perry offering both fashion forward and vintage clothing for women and men. Their clothing is fresh alternative to what’s available here in the states, with clothes made for the younger crowd but still have a big enough selection for women in my fabulous age group could easily pull off.

Today’s piece comes from ARK’s Hearts and Bows label. This Red Lilah Tartan Dress is from their Dungarees and Pinafores Collection. With an overall’s top and skater skirt comes in one of my favorite prints of the season. It’s also a great transition piece for the Spring, offering you plenty of opportunities to layer.

So let’s get to the styling, shall we?


Decree® Contrast Button-Front Shirt (JCPenney) / Forever 21 Heart Key & Lock Necklace / Jessica Simpson Jasmint Platform Pumps (Macy’s) / Merona® Clutch with Removable Crossbody Strap

Who says you have to wear clothes like you’re supposed to? Turn this dress into a tartan plaid skirt by layering a button down shirt over it. Choosing toned down (but not boring!) colors like black and white keeps the print the star of the show.


H&M Top in Slub Jersey / Fab Dreya Sneaker Wedge / Volcom Get The Picture Tote / FOREVER21 Square Hoops

You know you have some valuable threads in your closet when you can not only dress it up, but dress it down. Give this dress a stylish, ton-boy vibe with a stretch tee and an awesome pair of kicks.

Tall Boots

ASOS Crop Top / Aldo Gottwal Boots / Ark Gold Cool Necklace / Express Spiked Metal Cuff

Feeling young and sexy? Then a form fitted crop top is the way to go! Add some tall boots and rocked out accessories, you’re guaranteed to be fierce honey!


Tell me! How are you rocking Tartan this year?


*FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ark and as such, I’ve been compensated. All opinions and styling suggestions are my own.

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