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Wraped in Tartan: Plaid items that you should wear

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.

How to style plaid tartan outfits

LEFT 3.1 Phillip Lim – MIDDLE Alberta Ferretti – RIGHT Givenchy

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.How to wear plaid tartan outfits inspirationSweaterShortsBoots by Barbour  – Bag by Stella McCartneyBlue 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.

How to style tartan dresses
Left: Check smock dress , Middle: Sea NY Belted Plaid dress Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs sleeve dress
Rethinking tartan dresses for fall
Grey collar plaid dress by Sea NYRed Tartan Dress by McQ Alexander McQueen

Best tartan items for fall

O’2nd Plaid Pleated Midi Skirt 3.1 PHILLIP LIM Shearling collar coatSTELLA MCCARTNEY Tartan jumper and coatZARA Combined Checked skirt

Best ways to style tartan?

Layering multiple tartan pieces or pairing them with leather is one of our favorite way of wearing plaids making this a very versatile outfit.

Layering Tartar Outfits -Streetstyle Paris Fashion Week

Style plaid outfits by mixing them with other plaid pieces - Streetstyle PFW

Plaid suit - How to style tartan

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  • Reply Alisia April 26, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Where is the suit from please (Red & Blue tartan)

    • Reply Carolina April 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Hi Alisia,

      The suit was from Topshop , but this picture is from a couple of years ago, so the clothes are not available any more, but I found these cool tartan pants on sale that you might like at Shopbop !

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