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15 Ways to Wear This Fall's Tartan Trend

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Often mistaken as just “plaid,” tartan is actually more than just one of our favorite fall prints. Tartan is defined by Merriam-Webster.com as a plaid textile design of Scottish origin. It consists of stripes, of varying width and color, usually patterned to designate a distinctive clan. See! It’s so much more!

And thanks to the recent punk trend that hit the fashion scene recently, tartan is back with a vengeance this fall. It reminds me of  my visit to the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit  at The MET in New York. Just so you know, this trend isn’t going anywhere. There’s a lot of it out there—which you gives you, the fashionista, many options.

I found 15 ways you can wear the tartan trend this fall. Take a peek at the gallery below!

How will you rock this trend?

  • The Dress 1 of 15
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    Dorothy Perkins gives us this flared belted dress ($89) in an amazing navy blue. Wear this with ivory tights and your favorite flats. Or pair it with a fitted navy or winter white blazer. There are tons of ways to wear this!

  • The Tee 2 of 15
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    Give your basic tee a twist with this Tartan Tee ($60) from TopShop. Grab a pair of black skinny jeans and booties for an edgy evening look.

  • The Handbag 3 of 15
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    This Tartan Mini Mary Satchel ($65) from TopShop is a perfect way to add this fall trend to your look. I can see this with a very chic black and white outfit. 

  • A Touch of Tartan 4 of 15
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    Not a big fan of tartan, but don't want to pass it up? Why not try just a touch of the print? Forever 21's Relaxed Plaid Shoulder Top ($19.80) is perfect! (Plus Size)

  • The Cardigan 5 of 15
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    Everyone loves a cardigan! This Glamorous Cardigan In Tartan Knit ($75.94) is perfect for that chilly fall day. I love how the ASOS model above is wearing it. You can also try a white tank with boyfriend jeans for a even more casual look.

  • The Shoe 6 of 15
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    Alice + Olivia know how to make a girl's heart skip a beat with these Dina Tartan Pumps ($345)! Rock them with a pair of your favorite denim or even a body con dress!

  • The Shirt 7 of 15
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    The always traditional button down shirt is getting a little bit of an update with this cropped version from Forever 21. The City-Chic Plaid Shirt ($19.80) can be thrown over any tank or tee.

  • The Shirt Dress 8 of 15
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    The shirt dress is making a comeback. This exclusive dress In tartan check with the cold shoulder ($64.13) from the ASOS Curve collection is very '90s, and I wouldn't have it any other way! (Plus Size)

  • The School Girl Skirt 9 of 15
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    If you wore a school uniform growing up, then you might not like this look. Yes, this ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Tartan Check ($60.75) is as preppy as it gets! Change things up with a cropped top, if you dare!  

  • The Gloves 10 of 15
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    Gloves are back! Yay! And if you're an accessory junkie, these Lauren Ralph Lauren Tartan Military Tech Gloves ($48) are the easiest way to add this trend to your look!

  • The Wool Jacket 11 of 15
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    If anyone knows tartan, it has to be Ralph Lauren. Just look at this gorgeous LAUREN RALPH LAUREN Tartan Plaid Wool Jacket ($209). Adding riding boots would make this a perfect combo! (Plus Size)

  • The Hosiery 12 of 15
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    Go bold or go home with these Gipsy Tartan Tights ($15.19) found on the ASOS site. I can see these with a black sweater dress, pencil skirt, or skater dress.

  • The Tea Length Skirt 13 of 15
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    Free People's Tartan Tea Length Skirt ($148) is perfectly edgy. I'm loving the asymmetrical hem. Rock it like the model above for that '90s grunge look!

  • The Pants 14 of 15
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    I hope you can appreciate a good pair of Tartan Cigarette Trousers ($100) like these from TopShop. These bad boys can be worn so many different ways! My favorite would be with a pair of black stiletto pumps and a fitted black blazer. 

  • The Wrap 15 of 15
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    One of the easiest ways to wear the tartan trend is as a wrap. I love wearing them, especially when the chillier temps hit! This Moon Tartan Ruana Lambswool wrap ($109.95) comes in four different colors!

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