Fall/Winter Paris Fashion Essential: Tartan, and How to Wear It


If there were one pattern that signified fall/winter, it would probably be a tartan. This season in Paris fashion, we see a different mix of colors, stripe width, material and cut, which means we continue to discover a fresh, new tartan look each year.
What can we match with a tartan pattern?
Look 1: Pants or a skirt with a tartan pattern, worn with a simple top in the same base color tone
This season, we discover two beautiful pieces from JC de Castelbajac that show us the perfect example of this look. The orange-and-black tartan-print pencil skirt with a black chunky sweater is colorful enough to add some spark to the cold gray winter. The trick is not to choose a pattern that is more than three colors, as this keeps our eyes focused. The cardigan has a subtle and fun detail—two squirrels sitting at either shoulder. The black of the cardigan successfully splits the focus at a distance. This skirt works well with a simple black or white T-shirt for a more casual look.

Look 2: Total Scottish tartan look
For a chic tartan look, choose a pattern with fine simple contrasting color lines with a single color base. This set from Innamorato is an example of this fabulous look. The oversize top with three-quarter sleeves and the loose pants with a flared bottom create a chic, sporty silhouette that is comfortable and fashionable.
Prepare your perfect tartan look in time for the winter holiday season!

Related Links
L’Exception’s winter lookbook
JC de Castelbajac
JC de Castelbajac pencil tartan skirt
JC de Castelbajac squirrel cardigan

Innamorato plaid pants
Innamorato plaid top