As the summer holidays are drawing to an end it’s time to start thinking about your new fashion uniform. This season marks the return of the schoolgirl tartan print kilted skirt, but the plaid party doesn’t stop there. For tartan 2.0 we are seeing the signature Scottish print all over – from tops to trousers and even accessories.
Catwalk designers Christopher Kane, Fausto Pugsili and Moschino have set the bar for this AW13 staple but the high street has also nailed the look. Zara has a great selection of toned down tartan but for those of you who want to fully embrace the trend, River Island has a vast selection of bold plaid in its Autumn/Winter collection at a purse friendly price.
Fashion designer Victorian Beckham has unsurprisingly quickly picked up on this trend as she was seen sporting an Etoile Isabel Marant plaid kilt as she arrived at Heathrow airport. Looking cute and flirty in her tartan skirt, VB is showing us exactly how to work the style. Team yours with a chunky plain sweater and bare legs for the warmer days or pair with woolly tights and boots for when the temperature drops.
Whether you opt for the traditional tartan kilt or give a nod to the trend in check printed trousers be sure to check out our top ten tartan picks…
Words by Hannah Davidson
Shopping by Sophie Hooper