Posted on September 27th, 2013

If you haven't gotten the memo, tartan/plaid/check (whatever you would like to call it) is big news right now. I don't jump on every trend that passes me by and I certainly don't have many exceptions to my black, white and grey rule but checks and tartan are in the same boat as stripes in my eyes so I can splash a little red, green or blue checks around without feeling like i've lost the plot.

CAUTION: You're walking a fine line not to look like you're going to a fancy dress party as a school girl or about to go join your mates at the lumber yard, so here's a tip! Avoid the cliches. For example, DO NOT team a plaid skirt with white high socks and you may want to avoid wearing a red check shirt with blue jeans... just saying!

If you need some inspiration on how to do this trend right, then check out the post the lovely Mandy at Oracle Fox has kindly put together.

Here are a few 'in store now' options for you to cast your eyes on to see if this is something you may want to incorporate into your look.

Shirts: Saint Laurent, ASOS, R13, IRO , Topshop

Dresses: ASOS,

Skirts: Topshop, No. 21

Shorts: Lovers and Friends, Alice & Olivia

Clutch: Simone Camille