A/W 2013 Trend – Tartan


Checks have been huge this year, being seen on the catwalks (think Céline, Lanvin, Moschino, Prada, Saint Laurent, Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana and Versace) as well as the high street. It’s the perfect pattern to achieve various different looks; ranging from grunge and punk to heritage.

The grunge trend is still going strong and you can’t achieve the look without a bit of check. The perfect item to add to your wardrobe is a check shirt – think 90s flannel style. Make sure you mix it up with a bit of black, leather and studs for an all out grunge look. If you want to be a little more subtle, try adding a check accessory instead; think scarves, backpacks and satchels.

If grunge is not really your style, you can dress it up for a more chic look. Consider a plaid pencil skirt for work or a structured check coat. Go for a different shade – checks with blues and greens – for a more subtle look.

Below is a nice selection of what is available on the high street so you can achieve the look.


1. Prince Of Wales Coat 2. Check tote bag 3. Lofty Tartan Scarf 4. Check Bias Skirt 5. Converse Pucker Plaid 6. Uniqlo Cotton Gauze Check Long Sleeve Shirt 7. Madam Rage Tartan and PU Top 8. Check Rucksack

Here are some ideas of how to wear these check pieces: