Are things looking a bit grey and gloomy at this time of year? Nope, not for us! We’re defying the murky weather and kitting ourselves out in style by opting for tartan, our favourite pattern. Check is enjoying a massive comeback, as was clear from the catwalks, not to mention the wealth of street style images on Instagram. 

This pattern originally comes from the Scottish Highlands. Glen plaid was initially reserved for the Scottish aristocracy, but thankfully times have changed and we can all clad ourselves in this great pattern. Whether it features on a coat, jumper or blouse, check is this season’s must-have trend.

In summer a sweet gingham check looked just the part, but in winter it’s all about making an impact with big checks in strong colours like burgundy, forest green or midnight blue. Not only does the pattern look fantastic, but it’s much more versatile and easier to mix and match than it appears at first glance. For casual wear, checks make an ideal partner to denim, while a checked blouse is perfect for the office when worn with a skirt. The more daring option of pairing a striped shirt with checked pieces results in a pattern-clashing look that can’t help but pep up overcast days. Even classic, single-colour outfits that incorporate a tartan element are bound to draw admiring glances this winter.

Have fun trying out tartan, showing off your new togs and letting your inner stylist loose! 

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We’ve put together our finest MUSTANG checked pieces for a bit of inspiration.