Checks and tartan surely represent that fall essential that does not grow old. Although they are very popular these past 2 seasons, plaid items have always been around in one form or the other, envisioning conservative preppy uniforms, punk stars or those vintage teacher jackets.
This season, however, it’s all about re-inventing those plaid pieces and mixing them with leather, jeans or biker boots for edgy, yet polished looks. You might already own a piece or two, a jacket or a shirt which you can style up, if not, don’t worry, plaid is everywhere this season. Get inspired from the coolest tartan pieces below and some of the best streetstyle looks in our mood-board.Sweater – Shorts – Boots by Barbour – Bag by Stella McCartney – Blue sweater by Marc By Marc Jacobs
The tartan dress has also been through a make-over this season. Although most plaid dresses still have thicker, more structured materials, there are also other silky and flowing designs that you can target this season, especially in a maxi-length – which is rather new for tartan styles. With regards to all the other lengths, short skirts and dresses are of course a classic style, but we are really in owe of pencil skirts and how well they look with patent ankle boots. In fact tartan is a perfect match for patent leather.Left: Check smock dress , Middle: Sea NY Belted Plaid dress Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs sleeve dress Grey collar plaid dress by Sea NY – Red Tartan Dress by McQ Alexander McQueen
O’2nd Plaid Pleated Midi Skirt – 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Shearling collar coat – STELLA MCCARTNEY Tartan jumper and coat – ZARA Combined Checked skirt
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