16 responses to “Walk On: How Fashion in Scotland Favors Fitness”

  1. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart

    I'm not a particularly hefty girl, but I DID feel like a MOOSE when I was overseas. Since this look was VERY in when I was in high school, so far … I'm avoiding it for fear of being an anachronism.

  2. MyKidsEatSquid

    I have two pairs of black boots that I just love. One has a hint of a heel and the other about 2 1/2 inches for those days when you just gotta have a some height. This was so much fun to read.

  3. Melanie @ Frugal Kiwi

    Now you've gone and made me want boots. Again. I never find any that fit right, but I keep looking anyway.

  4. ruth pennebaker

    I love a culture that incorporates lots of walking into the day. Just wish American culture would change in that direction.

  5. marthaandme

    Interesting! I visited in the summer and so clothing was much different. There is a fabulous, wonderful shop called Ness that sells the most beautiful modern wool plaids. They make scarves, bags, and clothes.


    Roxanne, I too felt a tad hefty next to the Scottish gals, but what I liked is that they all seem super fit and healthy, not waifish and frail. And the cold air sure puts pink in your cheeks!

  7. Melanie Haiken

    Dear MarthaAndMe, I too stumbled into Ness and fell in love. Unfortunately the exchange rate put their clothes out of my reach, but i certainly lusted. So nice to see the bright colors and soft natural fabrics; quite different than anything we have here.

  8. Jennifer Margulis

    I'm jealous. I'm dying to go to Scotland sometime soon. I remember reading that the Australians also tend to dress towards fitness and comfort and away from fashion. Interesting that this is a Scottish tendency too.

  9. sheryl

    Oh, you really have put the travel bug into me now. I was not aware of the supreme health of the Scottish – the walking has to have something to do with it, no? I'm packing my boots and scarves and booking the next flight!

  10. Alisa Bowman

    I love boots!!

  11. Melanie Haiken

    I love it that this post is bringing all the boot-lovers out of the closet, so to speak! I'm a boot fanatic too; I wouldn't even want to admit publicly how many pairs I've collected over the years….

  12. Susan Johnston

    Loved visiting Glasgow several years ago. I have to say that their uniform is similar to what I wear hear in Boston (for 8 years I didn't have a car so it was walking and subways everywhere), except I made the mistake of buying boots with a bit of a heel. Flat boots are really in right now, so I'm craving something more sensible, but at the same time, I have a hard time justifying yet another pair of boots.

  13. sarah henry

    My hairdresser for the past 25 is Scottish and she's the most kick-arse styling gal I know, so your post doesn't surprise me.

    I'm coveting a pair of boots myself, now that the weather has turned. Gotta love a walking town. So want to go there…

  14. fivecoat

    I'm short and stocky and my legs have always been thick, even when I was a size 4 teen – so boots have never really felt right on me. I do agree, though, that people overseas are so much healthier than we are here and walking every where has a lot to do with it!

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  16. Kate Lifecell Reviews

    Great pixs, wonderful blog! We just got rid of our snow in late May so looking good while keeping warm is a must here if you want to go outside.


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