We say tartan skirts, you say Clueless’ kitsch update of the Scottish kilt. However, tartan and plaid are not just a 1990s hangover you regularly see emerge down a Vivienne Westwood runway. In fact, the timeless print has been having a burgeoning revival. Forget that unflattering secondary school uniform that you bunched around your waist so it wouldn’t fall past your calves – checks are sexy. Just ask 3.1 Phillip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, and Altuzarra, who have given the print a significant mention in recent collections.
Perfect Polo Neck Sweater, €25.95, Zara
Plaid cotton-blend and wool bouclé-tweet skirt, €690, Miu Miu
Most schoolgirl skirts are not as gorgeous as this phenomenal Miu Miu. The Italian house focused on plaid a lot this season. To avoid looking underage, pair this graphic article with a turtleneck jumper.
Dark Grey Cashmere and Wool Jumper, €195, Loft design by…
Wool Blend Flannel Pants, €590, Lanvin
This outfit is winter day perfection. The cashmere and wool fabrics are a cocoon of comfort.
Draped Plaid Wool Gauze Top, €743.12, Rosetta Getty
Black Ripped Knee Tube Trousers, £38, River Island
This season cardigans are being replaced with a host of plaid shirts that double as Cool Girl jackets.
Checked Coat, €149, Zara
This checked coat = chic woman who will look flawless everywhere she goes.
Checked Scarf, €29.95, Mango
This winter everyone should have a checked scarf. We love this mango one because it looks so cosy and can really be worn on an everyday basis.
Le Kilt is a modern twist on the Scottish heritage kilt. This stunning label is starting to gain a lot of traction – so get in on that ground floor.