Autumn Trend Spy – The Tartan Army

It would be just plain wrong for me to neglect to mention this seasons tartan trend. That’s right, even Victoria Beckham has been caught sporting a tartan mini, and everyone from Stella McCartney to Alexander McQueen have the dirty scottish stuff sploshed across their A/W ’13 collections.

You don’t need a high fashion budget to wear this trend (nor do you need to smother yourself in it from head to toe), no, all it takes is a dash of it here or there to punk up your look a little and help you glide seamlessly into the next season.

Here are a few of my favourite picks from the high street (OK, some are pricier than others), but please note, I am not suggesting all of this should be worn at the same time. I might live in Glasgow but I’m not trying to look like an extra from Braveheart.

tartancoat-pola    tartancollar-pola    tartantrew-pola

tartantop-pola    tartanslipper-pola    tartancardy-pola


From left to right (top row first):

Checked Wool Coat,  Zara, £89.99
Tartan Collar, Preen, £110
Wool Bistro Crop Trousers, Boden, £89
Tartan Tee, Topshop, £30
Tasseled tartan slippers, Charles Philip Shanghai, £115
Cooperative Tartan Cardigan, Urban Outfitters, £48