12 Ways to Wear Tartan This Winter

It seems like fashion trends come and go more quickly these days, which makes sticking to the classics even more appealing. And as far as classics are concerned, tartan leads the pack. Its origins have been traced back to 400 BC, but that doesn’t mean you need to make like Scot and wear a long kilt. These days there are myriad ways to wear this favorite plaid print. From tights to shoes to briefcases, here’s a roundup of the cutest, most practical ways to wear tartan this winter.

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  • Tartan Suitcase 1 of 12
    Tartan Suitcase
    Consider carrying this striking tartan suitcase for your winter time voyages! The tan straps and leather buckles make it look like a one-of-a-kind vintage find.
    $199.98 at ASOS
  • Tartan Shawl 2 of 12
    Tartan Shawl
    This oversized wrap with fringed ends will keep you cozy all winter and the subtle red, black, and grey pattern will layer nicely with any winter wardrobe.
    $63.63 at ASOS
  • Pieces Haddy Hair Band 3 of 12
    Pieces Haddy Hair Band
    This Pieces hair band with a sweet bow is a darling winter accessory. Pair it with plain sweaters and blazers for a feminine touch.
    $10.91 at ASOS
  • Zip Purse 4 of 12
    Zip Purse
    England's own Cath Kidston designed this little satchel that doubles as a wallet and a purse. The garnet and fir colored plaid pattern and leather and brass zipper make this a winter classic.
    $32.72 at ASOS
  • Tartan Belt 5 of 12
    Tartan Belt
    Cinch your sweaters with this wide curvy belt covered in tartan fabric. The belt is accented with tan trim and a pin buckle.
    $16.36 at ASOS
  • Black and White Scarf 6 of 12
    Black and White Scarf
    Accessorize your winter ensembles with this black and white lambswool tartan scarf. The fringed edges add a fun little texture to the look.
    $16.36 at ASOS
  • Tartan Oxfords 7 of 12
    Tartan Oxfords
    Jump on the oxford trend with these all-over tartan-patterend, lace-up shoes. Made of fabric, the shoes feature a pointed toe, which will be super smart paired with tights and straight skirts this season.
    $50.90 at ASOS
  • Schoolgirl Plaid Dress 8 of 12
    Schoolgirl Plaid Dress
    For cozy weekends of hibernating, pair this 100% cotton, green plaid dress with leggings, clogs, and your favorite scarf. Designer Anna Allen smartly added pockets to the design.
    $180 at Anna Allen
  • Tartan Tights 9 of 12
    Tartan Tights
    If you are feeling bold, try wearing these red and white tartan tights! The opaque tights feature an all-over print, reinforced toes and heels, and a stretchy fabric finish. This purchase will beef up all those plain black winter pieces in your closet.
    $30 at ASOS
  • Tartan Skirt 10 of 12
    Tartan Skirt
    This short, straight skirt from Boden is more of a check than a tartan or plaid but is super cozy paired up with winter sweaters and blazers. The heavy-weight tweed fabric is woven in a Yorkshire mill.
    $98 at Boden
  • Tartan Toggle Coat 11 of 12
    Tartan Toggle Coat
    This wool toggle coat from Target is the perfect piece to spice up an all-black wardrobe. The coat includes four pockets, toggle closures, and a large hood.
    $41.99 at Target
  • Blue Tartan Pants 12 of 12
    Blue Tartan Pants
    Combine a classic fabric with a trendy silhouette and you have these awesome tartan skinny pants! The pants feature a low hipster rise, classic five-pocket design and skinny cut legs.
    $136.35 at ASOS

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