Tartan and Kilt FashionsMad for Plaid
Whether tartans conjure memories of a Montana ranch, your Reality Bites phase (we all had one), or a Sex Pistols concert, one thing is for sure: The print is back in a big way this fall. You have your pick of patterns, from bright blanket weaves at Ralph Lauren to laundry bag squares at Celine. We’re even partial to Hedi Slimane’s neo-grunge take at Saint Laurent, though it does evoke a level of angst you may not be comfortable reliving. If you shudder at anything reminiscent of your parochial school past, start small with a cozy scarf or iPad case and build from there. While the tartan originated in the Scottish Highlands, there’s nothing traditional about this year’s print of choice. And, where better to show off your creative plaids than in Scotland's capital itself? For exploring ideas, check out our Things to Do in Edinburgh feature.