Plaid and tartan are making a huge comeback this winter 2012 and breaking from their more traditional classical style.
This winter embrace the bold contemporary plaid which has recently been welcomed back onto the catwalk; with Christmas approaching what a better time to pull out any hidden pieces from your wardrobe? Plaid shirts and tartan dresses are extremely versatile and can be worn during the day for a warm Christmas look or in the evening as a great fashion statement.
The classic red and green tartan hues look fabulous. However, there is a new versatility to this fabric allowing for less classical hues which also look wonderful. Although mostly associated with country apparel, the tartan trend can be boldly worn in the city, due to its reinvented simpler, geometric checks.
Plaid can look effortlessly chic, both when implemented into fashion and interiors. When implementing plaid into a design scheme, accessories work best. This trend is also best suited for winter especially in the weeks coming up to Christmas. Throws, cushions and bed linen work wonderfully and evoke a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Christmas plaid decorations are highly traditional and create a warm and comforting Christmas feel.
When accessorising with fashion, tartan scarves and bags work well. If you are feeling bold however, embrace the head-to-toe look with tartan upon tartan and dance merrily around the Christmas tree!
Natalia Fernandes is an aspiring interior designer, writer and blogger based in London. She has a huge passion for design, a fascination for stunning, especially fabulous interiors, enjoys travelling and finds nature highly inspiring. Take a look at her blog here - lapetitefleurdelondres.com. You can follow Natalia on twitter @fleurdelondres. Read more posts by Natalia.