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Sunday 20 January 2019

Tartan tights for Burns Night

In celebration of Burns Night January 25, Is This Mutton pulls on blue and pink toned tartan tights

Burns Night falls on 25 January every year to mark the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. The main attraction of Burns Night is the Burns Supper. This traditionally involves participants wearing tartan, listening to bagpipes, singing Auld Lang Syne - also sung at New Year’s Eve – and reciting the great writer’s songs and poems.

Many people in Scotland will enjoy a supper of "neeps and tatties," turnips and potatoes, and of course, haggis, a savoury pudding containing sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, which is minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, stock and a selection of spices. It's absolutely delicious.

At my last place of work, Burns Night was commemorated every year with a bagpipe player in full regalia, in the cafeteria.

I'm not Scottish but I'm sure our friends north of the border will not consider this post a cultural misappropriation.

Is This Mutton blogger Gail Hanlon in tartan tights, white ankle boots and pink / blue toned skirt with pink bag

I've got a red tartan skirt  (plaid, to our US friends) but I was very much enamored with these Pamela Mann Jackson tights in petrol plaid. What to wear with them?  A heather and petrol blue toned skirt from Mistral (last seen here),  a pink cashmere jumper, very old (and superb quality, in the way cashmere used to be), my pink Aspinal mini trunk bag and my latest crush, white ankle boots, with a white boucle jacket.

Tartan is traditionally worn on Jan 25 to commemorate the poet Robert Burns. Tartan or plaid comes in many forms including these heather toned tights

Pattern mixing with plaid or tartan tights and a print skirt: Is This Mutton?

It was a beautiful day, sunny with blue sky, even if it was a bit cold and my nose went red.

No items were gifted for this post.

1 comment

  1. Great pattern combination with the skirt and tights! I love the white boots and jacket too! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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