Not So Traditional Tartan

14 Oct
Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

Print of the Scots

Record low temperatures signal that it’s time to bring out warmer fabrics. If you’re enjoying the fashion revival of vintage patterned fabrics, why not step it up with the classic qualities of tartan.

The tartan pattern, which originated in Scotland to represent the different clans, consists of horizontal criss crosses and vertical bands in multiple colors. Spotted on street stylists, a tartan shirt brings back a 70s punk look when paired with black leather pants. Celebrities like Mischa Barton balance tartan by teaming it with subdued items like dark tights.

For updated tartan wear, look no further than Ralph Lauren’s button front Vanessa Tartan Shirt. This rich tartan patterned shirt is cut in a slim fit from soft cotton broadcloth. You can also update a jacket look with a double breasted swing coat with a sheepskin collar.

Tartan accessories are the perfect companion for casual outerwear like Eddie Bauer’s fringed Cooper Tartan Scarf. Or, warm up your winter look with a Dooney & Bourke Tartan DB Sport Victoria Tote with double handles and leather trim, dressed up in either red, white, or navy based tartan.

Dooney & Bourke


Eddie Bauer



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