When one thinks of tartan, traditional Scottish wool kilts, Burberry plaids and Vivienne Westwood’s Punk Rock collection immediately spring to mind. However, that is not the only territory tartan triumphed. Namely, the multicolored criss-crossed pattern crisscrosses our lives more often than you think, conquering the hearts of international designers and inspiring them in different ways every season. This season, tartan is taken to a new level, creating easy to wear looks that maintains a bold individuality. Playing with large, fine or simple lines and weavings, tartan is the everyday best friend we effortlessly turn to, whether we needed something preppy formal or punk and rebellious.
“When wearing tartan yourself, don’t go overboard,” advised stylists Shanna Nicole and Elissa Aimee, who styled this editorial in New York City mixing tartan prints with stripes, polka dots, checkers, leather and wool for a sharp bold look. “Pick one or two pieces and build a look around the printed garment. We love mixing tartan with a moto leather jacket, a sleek pencil skirt or a nice tailored pant for a chic on trend Fall ensemble.”