“Plaid’s original definition is ‘as a woolen cloth having a checkered ortartan pattern’. It evolved to mean any such checkered or tartan pattern.Tartan’s first definition is a ‘woolen cloth woven in stripes of various colors at right angles to form a rectangular pattern; also, the pattern and design of such a cloth'”
So like every year Tartan/Plaid comes back around. It’s a print that never seems to fall out of fashion. I’m a massive fan of Tartan as it’s one of those patterns that never seem to age and you can always use it as a statement piece. Tartan in red or green is mainly my favourite but there are yellows and blues also.
Working with Tartan you have to be careful on how you style it as it’s already a very loud statement piece on it’s own. I normally make it a key statement piece around my outfits. So like below I either have a tartan jumper teamed up with a white shirt to break up the pattern a bit and a pair of black skinny jeans for a dress down kind of casual look or if you’re feeling brave then go all out with a pair of Tartan trousers, a white shirt to break the pattern up again, accessorise it with a tartan ribbon or tartan bow tie and throw on a dark coloured blazer over the look for a more tailored and more formal outfit.
ASOS are very good with the Tartan
pattern, they seem to have everything you need in Tartan from scarves if you’re not too adventurous to right down to Tartan shoes or Tartan jackets.
Topman are also very good to find Tartan finds.