Tartan: Will you try the season’s hottest trend?

Are you daring enough to wear the hottest trend at the moment? If you aren’t, you will be after these great tips, and if you are you will love tartan even more!


Spotted on all the A/W 13 catwalks, those renowned red, green and blue plaid patterns are unavoidable this season. From its traditional Scottish roots, tartan has transitioned into the fashion world and taken the high street by storm. Here is a guide on all you need to know when rocking tartan this winter.

Try a skirt

If you are not daring to go all out tartan, this skirt is perfect. With its contrasting leather panel, this tunic skirt is bang on trend this winter. Teaming it with boots and a coat creates a chic look that can be worn all day long. Swap the boots for a pair of heels to take you through from day to night.

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Steph is wearing a tartan skirt from Topshop

Tartan leggings all the way

By adding a leather jacket and Dr Martins, Charlotte has created a grunge look that works really well alongside tartan. These tartan leggings are great for everyday use and are an easy way to follow the trend whilst still feeling comfortable in doing so.

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Charlotte is wearing tartan leggings from Primark

A tartan top is all it takes

This tartan silk t-shirt really stands out against Esmee’s black ensemble for a simple but effective look. Try tucking it into a pair of high waist black jeans and adding a white blazer to transform this casual look into one that could be worn for smart occasions.

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Esmee is wearing a tartan silk top from Topshop

Stand out with a scarf

Add a splash of tartan to those new coats this winter to really stand out from the crowd. Using accessories to showcase the latest trend always creates a classic look. This being said, winter scarfs are a must this winter. Spotted up and down high streets, they are available from a wide range of stores. If you want a bargain, eBay is the place to go. This outfit is perfect for those cold winter mornings.

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Maisie is wearing a tartan scarf from eBay

As tartan can be a very daring pattern for some, always remember never to clash with another pattern. This way, you keep yourself looking classy and chic.