Vintage Tartan Pattern Love

Lately I have realized how much I love tartan prints and patterns. I think this kind of pattern is very classic and unique. What is more, it has a long tradition and history. Hence, I feel that tartan can be considered a very vintage print.

I own a few tartan clothing items, some are true vintage and others are reproduction. Perhaps you have read my recent post about spring outfits with red tartan pants? In this post I show you how I like to combine cigarette tartan pants in a vintage inspired way.

Red tartan pants by Hell Bunny and navy Eva blouse by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Red tartan pants by Hell Bunny and navy Eva blouse by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Red Tartan Love

I think this kind of pattern is quite versatile and that is also the reason why it goes with a variety of fashion styles like rock, goth and punk. However, I love tartan as a classic vintage print. In history, I have learned that different kinds of plaid patterns were used to represent different clans in Scottland and Ireland as well.

Tartan pants and Saerli of Switzerland yellow sweater

Tartan pants and Saerli of Switzerland yellow sweater

Personally, I very much prefer red tartan because I love to combine it with blue and yellow. In the pictures above I am wearing plaid 50s style cigarette pants by Hell Bunny. I also own a few red tartan skirts. Perhaps you have already seen that one by Laura Ashley? I have been wearing it in my post about the popular Eva Blouse by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury.

Sirinya wearing tartan skirt by Laura Ashley and The Seamstress of Bloomsbury blouse (photo @Fotogist)

Sirinya wearing tartan skirt by Laura Ashley and The Seamstress of Bloomsbury blouse (photo @Fotogist)

This skirt looks quite like a real Scottish tartan skirt no? I love it! Recently, I’ve also thrifted a red tartan pencil skirt by Collectif (via momox). I am very happy with this one too. I love to wear it with this red shirt by Voodoo Vixen.

Sirinya wearing Collectif vintage tartan skirt

Sirinya wearing Collectif vintage tartan skirt

 

Yellow Tartan Ava Macleod

To be honest, I’ve felt inspired to write this post today because I have a upcoming collaboration with Lola Ramona! I’ve chosen the awesome yellow tartan Ava Macleod pumps and I am already so excited to wear them. I can think of some cool outfits with these shoes already. In other words, I love such pieces which are colourful and true showstoppers. Check out my post about the shoes here!

Lola Ramona Ava Macleod tartan pumps

Lola Ramona Ava Macleod tartan pumps (photo @lolaramona.com)

Summing up, I feel so excited about tartan print as a classic retro pattern! I also love that this plaid print is so versatile and goes well with different styles and prints. Do you like tartan? Let me know in the comments below.

sirinyavintage

Hi there! My name is Sirinya. I'm a passionate vintage blogger and I love to share with you my vintage fashion inspirations. I've started my journey into vintage about a year ago and I am still in the process of building a vintage inspired wardrobe. I also share a lot of style inspo on Instagram.

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  1. May 21, 2021

    […] I’ve been looking forward to the Ava Macleod yellow tartan heels for a while now. Thus, I’ve been so happy when they have finally arrived! As you know, I am a great lover of tartan and plaid print. Hence, I’m really happy to own a pair of tartan shoes now! Perhaps you’ve read my recent post about Vintage Tartan Pattern Love? […]

  2. May 26, 2021

    […] may know from my previous post, I am a big fan of tartan prints. I just can’t get enough of checked skirts, pants and shoes! Hence, I like this kind of print because it is classic as well as casual but also goes […]

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