How to wear
Tartan is like Marmite. You either love it or hate it. Luckily, I love it! Bonnie Scotland and fashion have enjoyed a feisty relationship through the decades. Designers including Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen have often paid homage to a Black Watch or Royal Stewart tartan.So whether you want to go down the Bay City Rollers route and channel the ’70s or go classic in a chic pencil skirt, there’s a check to suit everyone, even south of the border!
1 Top, £35, ASOS; 2 skirt, £32, Littlewoods; 3 bag, £35, Debenhams; 4 shorts, £25, ASOS
How to wear
His not hers
I’ve worn boyfriend clothes for as long as I can remember. From pressed mod pants and parkas to donkey jackets and slouchy jeans, I’ve loved them all – the clothes that is, not the boyfriends! This season, borrowing from the boys has become more chic. Be inspired by a slightly up-market type who works in the city and wears a cravat, or dons a pair of silky pyjamas for a country break at the family pile. This neat shirt by Miss Patina is exactly what I mean. The contrast collar and cuff, mini dickie bow and boating stripe are taken straight from a boarding-school uniform. Wear it with tailored trousers and smoking slippers. Posh, polished and perfectly proper!
Julie, 26, a musician, wears: blouse with bow tie, £48, Miss Patina; trousers, £65, Pret a Portabello; slippers, £50, Schuh
* GO LOW Always wear this look with flats. Brogues or slippers are coolest.
* IN THE MIX Stripes and brocade look great worn together.
* GET THE CHOP Cropped trousers are flattering and boyish, in a good way.
New season = new arm candy! I love this multifunctional leather bag which can either be shoulder or handheld. Genius!
Bag, £39.99, H&M