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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!