This summer was clearly all about gingham. At least the various styling options made it almost impossible to miss the trend. Just in time of the season’s change, the checked print now gets its update: The tartan and Prince-of-Wales-Check are the new favorite companions this fall – watch out, the potential to get addicted is similar to its forerunner!
They are on trench coats, mini skirts and jumpsuits – this season, the plaid prints embellish the designs of various collections from Ellery to Marc Jacobs or Mulberry. Once reserved for the Scottish nobility, the Prince-of-Wales-Check and its friend Tartan are now discovered in new ways and combinations. This can either result in a classic piece like Stella McCartney’s oversize coat, which is one of the key pieces of her fall/winter collection. Wolfgang Joop at Wunderkind however, took more inspiration of the punk side – red, grey and black in edged silhouettes put together with fluid materials and statement accessories to set a contrast.
Inspired of Prêt-à-Porter, also high street like Esprit labels incorporate the plaid patterns into their latest releases. Depending on the mood of the day, the trendy picks can be styled in numerous outfits. The good thing is, you don’t have to be scared to appear stuffy in any of the looks – even if you go for the complete all-over combo. For example, you can add in a pair of metallic loafers or some sporty white sneakers to get a perfect everyday look. If you prefer to stick to some punk vibes, some laced biker boots are the ideal modification. Plus, a cool boy hat gives you that extra amount of a casual edginess.
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Now it’s officially time to say thank you to our Scottish friends and appreciate their traditional pattern. However, we do not only owe the original checks to them. In fact, the first plaid piece of fabric was found in China 4000 years ago. This definitely shows, that checks have already survived for a long time. Thus, they won’t disappear in the next years either – one more reason to immediately cover your wardrobe with a lot of checked pieces!