Prominent on the AW13 catwalks, tartan is one of the biggest prints on the highstreet. Whether it’s large shopping bag checks on an oversized coat or a neat Scottish tartan kilt, this print needn’t be scary or un-wearable.

How To Choose Your Tartan

You don’t to wear tartan from head to toe, to follow this trend. Making it accessible to you everyday, here are our top tips for wearing tartan this season. Red, Green or Grey? Traditional bright red tartan isn’t the only style out there. Modern, navy, grey and yellow hues are ideal for this season, and will go with almost any outfit. To turn a tartan kilt into everyday modern chic, try our made to measure knee length kilt in Black Watch Modern tartan. Take a look at the runways from Marc Jacobs and Moschino for inspiration. Tartan Grunge If you are a child of the 90’s, grunge will be your thing. Much more wearable than you think, the grunge trend is a key way to bring your outfits up to date. Think Vivienne Westwood, 90’s punk, picnic blankets and children’s Christmas dresses. Allison Modern, Boyd Ancient and Brodie Ancient red are all great traditional tartans that would work well with this trend. Shopping Bag Checks Celine used some great large tartans and checks in their AW13 collection. Not for the faint hearted, this look is bold and stands out. Go for a simple tartan kilt in Buchannan Dress Blue or Napier Ancient.

How To Wear Your Tartan

Tartan kilts are the obvious and most popular way to wear tartan. Classic and traditional, you can dress a kilt up or down according to the occasion. If you’re not sure about a kilt, go for a darker colour fabric with a large check. For those who do not want to wear a kilt, tartan trousers are also a great choice. A modern twist on the classic tartan kilt, check trousers are a brilliant way to introduce this trend into your wardrobe. Make your tartan items work with the rest of your wardrobe. Add a leather jacket over the top of your kilt for a modern and ‘grungy’ edge. If you’re feeling brave, mix prints and add a touch of leopard print with your Scottish tartan. For the office wear a crisp white shirts and a heel, for the weekend, wear your Scottish kilt or tartan trousers with a big cosy jumper and leather ankle boots. For other ideas on how to wear tartan, browse our website for new products and fabrics. Order your made-to-measure kilt today and receive a free kilt pin with every order. Call 0131 553 3472 or email