tartan plaid is trending, and here are some of the best

Tartan plaid, like leopard, is one of those fashion elements that never really goes away. Especially at this time of year, when the temperatures drop, and the holidays are on the horizon. But this year, for some reason, designer brands are showing more tartan than we remember seeing in quite some time. It’s never been a big part of our wardrobe, but all of a sudden, we’re kind of craving it.

Here’s what we’ve found in our explorations so far21 fantastic pieces, none of which are our grandmother’s tartan. And the good news is that even if you live in a warm-weather climate, there’s “summer weight” tartan so you can get in on the fun.

Generally, the colors are red and black – but if that’s not your thing, you’ll also find navy, black and white, yellow, purple and green versions.

Whichever you opt for, whether it’s just a splash on a handbag, or a shoe, or all-in with a midi-dress, feel free to rough it up or polish it off. Punk or proper – it’s your call. (Many of these look surprisingly great with white boots, by the way).

1. The Miu Miu Coat.

Miu Miu Wool-Mohair Tartan Coat – $4,410

2. The R13 Coat.

R13 Tartan Punk Patch Coat – $2,114

3. The Emilia Wickstead Dress.

Emilia Wickstead Anni Tartan Pleated Chiffon-Crepe Midi Dress – $2,655

4. The MSGM Dress.

MSGM Tartan Twill Dress – $605

5. The Monse Cropped Pant.

Monse Cropped Tartan Wool Wide-Leg Pants – $1,470

6. The Simone Rocha Top.

Simone Rocha Bow-Trim Tartan Georgette Top – $470

7. The Y/PROJECT Shirt.

Y/PROJECT Tartan Twill and Organza Shirt – $815

8. The Gabriella Hearst Midi-Skirt.

Gabriella Hearst Amy Pleated Tartan Cashmere and Silk-Blend Skirt – $2,400

9. The Yohji Yamamoto Skirt.

Yohji Yamamoto Contrast Tartan Print Skirt – $1,233

10. The R13 Combat Boot.

R13 Tartan Canvas Ankle Boots – $1,095

11. The FENDI Boot.

FENDI Rockoko Tartan Boots – $990

12. The Polly Plume Flat.

Polly Plume Tartan Flats – $305

13. The Nike Sneaker.

Nike Air Max Plus Tartan Sneakers – $181

14. The Christopher Kane Mini-Skirt.

Christopher Kane Tartan Wool Mini Skirt – $575

15. The Miu Miu Shorts.

Miu Miu Tartan Wool Shorts – $895

16. The FENDI Tote.

FENDI Runaway Large Raffia-Trimmed Woven Leather Tote – $3,890

17. The Simone Rocha Shoulder Bag.

Simone Rocha Tartan Shoulder Bag – $905

18. The Marc Jacobs Mini-Bag.

Marc Jacobs Perforated Tartan Mimi Grind Bag – $523

19. The Sonia Rykiel Gloves.

Sonia Rykiel Tartan Wool and Leather Gloves – $365

20. The Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Sweater.

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Rita Tartan Knit Sweater – $1,262

21. The Balenciaga Pump.

Balenciaga BB Plaid d’Orsay Pumps – $1,190

Want more options? Check out Mytheresa; Matches Fashion; Net-a-Porter; Farfetch; and Bergdorf Goodman. Then have fun, and go out there and make this look your own!

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