A bit of tartan at Hogmany is simply de rigeur and no one would dispute the supremacy of the kilt – if ever there was a night for a man to wear a skirt, then Hogmanay’s the night.
But what if you want to bring a little pleasing plaid into the festivities without adorning the full regalia? Here’s our top ten ways to wear, or simply enjoy tartan this Hogmanay.
1. Tartan the Chanel Way
Take your style cue from Karl Lagerfeld, tartan trims, trews and berets are all very chic. Above, Chanel’s tribute to Scottish style as seen as their recent Metier des Arts show at Linlithgow Palace.
2. Tree Trimming
Take your inspiration from these perfect little Scotty dogs and get creative with some twine and a sheet of tartan wrapping paper.
Source: bonobos.com via Casey on Pinterest
3. Bow Tie
It’s subtle, stylish and a wee bit quirky, wear bravely with a check shirt and a blazer for added eccentricity.
4. Stag Cake
Impress mightily with a beautifully iced decorated cake, cut the stencil out of tartan fabric and adhere with edible glue then bling up the antlers with some glitter baubles.
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5. Saucy Tartan
Indulge your inner wench on Hogmanay and relish the prospect a more exciting end to the evening than a peck on the cheek at the Bells.
6. Tartan Table
Alternatively invite winter inside and festoon your table with glorious seasonal berries and forage finds displayed opulently on a tartan picnic rug. So easy and so effective.
7. Piracy and Rebellion
Shelter your tartan fetish on your feet with these excellent tartan skull and cross bones socks.
8. Tartan Rollerboy Spikes
See off unwanted first footers effortlessly with these rather outré creations from Christian Louboutin. Not recommended for Ceilidhs.
9. Tea by the fire
Don’t feel that staying home with a cup of tea exempts you from the party, give in to the Hogmanay vibe and keep your tea cosy in style.
10. Plaid Dog Coat
If you are staying home make sure your furry companions are in on the fun.