TARTAN’S BACK: CARPE DIEM!

Cast your mind back to 1995 – in a time when Valley girls were Californian, (not like, Welsh) – Cher, Dionne and Tai introduced us to ‘makeovers’, ‘buyer’s remorse’ and ‘Baldwins’.

So much more than just your A typical teen drama, Clueless made a totally important cultural impact for decades to come – changing our vocabulary and the way we dress.

Adapted from Jane Austen’s Emma –  it made Brittany Murphy and Alicia Silverstone household names and gave us all the tartan we’ve ever dreamed of. The Scots may have invented the fabric, but it was the girls of Beverley Hills High who made it their own. Mis matched, colourful, co-ordinated – bliss.

Now as fashion short circuits back to the ‘90s and there’s more plaid, tartan and check on the streets than you can shake a stick at, let’s re-visit what Cher & co taught us about how to wear it:

1: Be fearless, tartan is not to be worn sporadically.

2: Think matchy matchy, i.e. tartan on tartan on tartan.

3: Coordinate head-to-toe tartan with your best friend’s head-to-toe tartan.

4. Work out in tartan.

5: Tartan is acceptable for both AM and PM.