RED TARTAN ZIP FRONT SKATER SKIRT2Trends come in and out each season, and it’s so hard to keep up on what’s in fashion this week. Now and again a few trends from the past pop back on to the runway.

There’s a trend that’s hitting the high street with a bang, and that is the return of tartan, a staple piece in every fashionista’s winter wardrobe. It’s time to start dragging our old tartan skirts out of the charity bags!TARTAN OPEN BACK DRESS BY RARETartan Open Back Dress By Rare – Price: € 68,00 topshop.comTARTAN OPEN BACK DRESS BY RARE2Grunge fashion was one of the most significant events in 1990’s to hit the fashion industry. The rise of grunge brought in the rise in popularity or plaid fabrics, tighs and layers and layers of clothes. Clueless being one of the biggest 90’s movies to hit the big screen, and being on trend girls they sported tartan though out the movie.CLUELESS1 Alexander McQueen started the tartan revolution by featuring tartan in a collection of his a few years ago. Lately, designers like Stella McCartney have been going back to the good old days and have taken inspiration from the 1990’s, bringing back the beloved tartan design to the 2013 winter runway.MCQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - TARTAN SKIRTRed skirt from McQ by Alexander McQueen featuring a high waistband, a straight fit, multiple zip fastenings on the front, a straight hemline and a tartan print. £ 260.00

Tartan can be worn on pretty much anything, from skirts and shorts to scarves and tights. You have to be pretty brave to wear a full tartan suit like the girls in Clueless as it is quite a bold look. If you don’t want to stand out so much but you are loving this trend, try a simple black outfit with accessories like a tartan scarf. It keeps you warm plus looks very chic.RED TARTAN ZIP FRONT SKATER SKIRT1Red Tartan Zip Front Skater Skirt by Oh My Love – Price: € 42,00

Tartan doesn’t have to be red and black, which can be quite out there. If you want to play it a little safe, try black and white. It’s very chic and you will get full points on style.

At whatever budget you’re at there is a look for you. Primark’s range of scarves and bags feature some great tartan pieces. They have everything you need to start you off plus they are super affordable. If you have a little more cash to splash then check out River Island, Topshop and Urban Outfitters. They have some show-stopping pieces that will suit almost anyone’s fancy.

By Olivia Nash
Edited by Elena Feeney