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They have been talking about it since 2015, but the moment is now: get ready girls, because your wardrobe is about to be submerged by a waterfall of Scottish checks and tartan patterns. The plaid trend is going to be the absolute must-have for next season. Thus, as real fashion addicts, let’s get ready to welcome it. Medusa, Versace, Sonia Rykiel, Trussardi, Prada: these are just some of the great brands that decided to follow the Scottish style.

Everything starts with tartan, a particular pattern made on wool (in Italy we just call it Scottish); you probably have already seen it on kilts, skirts and ties (mostly in the 90’s) and now you’ll be seeing it everywhere in its modern version – the typical checkered pattern – in all the most glamorous colours and even paired with other trendy patterns, like flowery or even animalier.

Coats, shirts (to be worn with high-waisted jeans, for a hipster touch), but even mini and maxi dresses, skirts, trousers, jackets of any shape. Even shoes and bags go with checks. Let’s be honest: tartan is not that easy to wear, you need to be careful about some details. With a thin waist, you can choose Scottish blazers or coats; if your legs are not very long, maybe you could go for a jacket tight round the waist, instead if you’re very tall you must choose a blazer: the garçon-like style will make you look sexy and original.

How to match plaid? For some nice ideas you could visit Revolve, which, as an homage to this trend, launched Party Plaid, full of tips and ideas. Here’s some suggestion not to get lost: in order to be super cool, pair tartan with a T-shirt with slogan (lettering is still very fashionable). If you choose checkered pants, better if they are high-waisted and better if you don’t add more than another plaided piece or accessory Maybe a tartan bag or a hat. If you’re interested in a total look, it is important to mix textures: no to the “one-thing” effect, yes to chromatic variations and connections among pieces. But that takes some experience.

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