Autumn/Winter Trend : Tartan

Tartan is one of my favourite trends at the moment.  I think it's partially been fuelled by the blogger hype for the H&M red tartan scarf but for me tartan also conjures up images of log fires and Scottish winters, so is the perfect thing for Autumn/Winter.

Kate Moss walking for Westwood's Anglomania show - A/W 93-94.  Images via here and here

My first fashion related memory is of seeing a Vivienne Westwood tartan wedding dress on The Clothes Show in the early 90s.  I remember admiring Westwood's alternative choice of colour and pattern; despite it differing greatly from my early attempts at wedding fashion (think a four-year-old me and a net curtain)!

For this post, I'm also taking a leaf out of Viv's book.  I think the tartan works well cosied up chunky knitwear and Fairisle patterns, as she did with the fur.  A fair few high street stores have toughened up their tartan pieces with studs, the embellishment of the season, providing an echo of tartan's punk past.  Topshop have used this theme and added zips to their red and black checked blazer.  I couldn't resist adding in Mulberry's new twist on the Alexa.  The studs and tassels make this bag the perfect partner for a tartan ensemble.
 H&M Cushion Cover  |  Topshop Blazer  |  New Look Shirt

How would you style tartan this season?


  1. I bloomin' love tartan! I'd love a darker tartan pencil skirt, and I already have three different tartan scarves! xo.

  2. the first two pics are totally not working but i love the stuff below especially the wine bag, checked jacket and cap!

  3. I love tartan! Although it's typical that my favourite thing there is the mulberry bag!

  4. Kate IS SO GORGEOUS aaaaahh!


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