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Meet the tartans

Halee Wells discusses this season’s hottest new trend.

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Picture: Instagram user georgia_e_m

I for one never really liked school uniform. Cardboard blazers and pleated skirts were nothing to be desired, but luckily this season, a blast from the past isn’t always a bad thing.

The tartan trend has exploded onto the high street for Autumn/Winter. We can now find this nostalgic pattern in just about every type of clothing, whether it’s vibrant reds or dark blue hues, it’s a must for any wardrobe this Fall.

I like to pair my favourite tartan collared blouse with skinny black trousers and leather boots, and when it’s a bit chilly up in Manchester, throw on a leather jacket for a bit of added grunge. But as tartan is so versatile and can be worn in so many different ways, I thought I would check out how the girls of Instagram are styling the pattern of the season.

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Picture: Instagram user michellefranky

I couldn’t help but notice Instagram user michellefranky’s gorgeous Topshop tartan leggings. Certainly not for the fainthearted, but paired with a plain vest or super cool tee, these pants scream fashion expert! Georgia_e_m also pulls off the flattering pants with a baggy black jumper and grungy black boots.

One girl who can certainly rock this trend is Instagram user naomirowland. She aces this trend, not once, not twice but four times on her rather quirky page. Look at how she uses one pinafore, and styles it two completely different ways.

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Picture: Instagram user naomirowland

Still not sold? I can see how tartan certainly isn’t for everyone, so how about trying a bit of nail art! Kat3101_posh perfects this look with stunning black glossy talons and splashes of tartan. Perhaps a little fiddly for the nail amateurs like myself, but try experimenting with a friend to see what you can come up with.

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Picture: Instagram user kat3101_posh

Tar-tar for now!