Sweet Tartan

Just because people began wearing tartan plaid centuries ago in Scotland doesn't mean it's out of date. Designers have recently updated this classic pattern, making it less preppy and less British punk and more sophisticated. But with a pattern this dominating, be wary of pairing it with too many other accents. Keep it simple and add complementary solids (think dark-rinse skinny jeans) and let the tartan take center stage.

Written by Blake Miller
Photographs by Chris Edwards
Styled by Jade Wills 



Photo by Chris Edwards

Photo by Chris Edwards

Bella plaid tailored vest by L.A.M.B., $225, Nordstrom, SouthPark, 704-442-6000

British plaid dress by Molly B., $300, The Pink Hanger, 2935 Providence Rd., 704-366-7272

Bleecker Tattersall beauty case by Coach, $98, Coach, Northlake Mall, 704-597-6137

Tattersall rainboot by Coach, $128, Northlake Mall

Slip-on sneaker by Burberry, $295, Nordstrom, SouthPark

Tie by Billy Reid, $85, Billy Reid, SouthPark

Tartan plaid top by Givenchy, $765, Capitol, 6815 Phillips Place Ct., 704-552-8987

Plaid gathered pocket jacket by Billy Reid, $425, Billy Reid, SouthPark

Beaufort washed turquoise and brown plaid shirt by Billy Reid, $135, Billy Reid, SouthPark



 

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