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.
Tartan Suitcase 1 of 12Consider 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 12This 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 12This 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 12England'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 12Cinch 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 12Accessorize 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 12Jump 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 12For 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 12If 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 12This 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 12This 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 12Combine 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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