Tartan pants outfits: You must be familiar with the red tartan print, perhaps even owned something in that print; pants, scarves, button-ups you name it. Well, they are making a comeback in the world of fashion, with subtle and a mix of everyday colors you can rock.
Ditch the solid colored pants, and style your outfits with tartan pants for a unique look, trendy look. Great for winters and summers, these tartan pants will elevate your simple outfits without you trying too hard.
How to Wear Tartan Pants?
It totally depends on the color and print of your tartan pants, sometimes the boxes are close together in the print which gives it a very different look from tartan pants which have boxes quite far apart. The look also depends on the color of your pants.
With the classic red tartan pants, there will always be another color such as black in the print which can be used to contrast the entire outfit. Red and black tartan pants will look great with a black top, some black boots, and a black jacket for a winter look. Lighter colored pants, perhaps beige look great with a brown, mustard, white, or a beige top. It’s all about contrasting with these pants.
Tips to Style Tartan Pants
- Smaller tartan print pants look better for formal occasions.
- Make sure you coordinate the whole outfit around the colors in the pants.
- Opt for different pants styles according to your preferred taste such as baggy, fitty or jogger style pants.
- For a casual look, go for a simple, solid colored top with your tartan pants.
- Mixing other prints with tartans is pretty risky so unless you’re absolutely sure of the look, it’s best to avoid it.
20 – Pair Them With a Black Top
Here we have the classic tartan pants that you all must have seen. Notice the black in the print, which can be used to style the entire outfit. A black fitted top, with a squared neckline and some black heeled boots, look sexy with these pants. The black and red crossbody bag completed the look and matches so perfectly. You can always add jewelry such as a layered necklace. The sleek ponytail definitely fits well with the vibe of the outfit.
19 – Christmas Look
The classic tartan pants in red can also be worn on Christmas. These ones, in particular, have all the Christmas colors, red and green perfect for the occasion. Pair these up with an off-white cable knit sweater, black pumps, and some big gold earrings. I love the simplicity, yet the color and glam look perfect for the holiday season.
18 – Casual Outfit with Tartan Pants
Here we have an edgier look with the tartan pants. The black boxes in these are definitely bigger adding to the edginess of the look. Pair these up with a cute collared button-up shirt like this one, add a belt, and some vans to complete the look. A dark lip and winged eyeliner will look amazing with this outfit.
17 – Celebrity Style
This is my favourite look, particularly because of how effortlessly stunning it is. A mix of beige and blacks in the pants, makes the tartan pants look so much better and more wearable in my opinion. Make sure the pants fit you well, not too baggy, not too fitted either. You can style them with a cropped sweater, or something like the one Hailey is rocking. A brown shoulder bag is a must with this look!
16 – Day Out Look
A day look calls for fresh, and light colors. This green and white combo in the pants look beautiful during the day and is perfect for any brunch, or a day with your friends. Pair or up with a fitted white top and you are good to go. Open-back mules can be worn for comfort and style.
15 – Comfy Winter Outfit with Tartan Pants
This look can be worn to the university, or a cute comfy look for the Winter season. You can look put together while staying comfy by pairing a white cropped top up with a cardigan or a teddy jacket and some boots. What adds to the style and print in this simple outfit are those tartan pants!
14 – What to Wear with Blue Tartan Pants?
If you love blue as much as I do, this look is for you. These white and blue tartan pants are so easy to style and look so fashionable. A simple white tee, with a low neck, is paired with the pants as well as a blue and beige leopard print beret. The prints definitely do not clash and look great together. Add blue earrings, as well as blue boots, some bracelets and rings too!
13 – With a Red Blazer
I’m amazed by the versatility of these pants. These grey and black tartan pants are paired with the oh-so fiery bright red blazer and actually look great. A black turtleneck can be worn inside or perhaps a button-up depending on the level of formality of the event but these pants can be worn for formal events for sure. Add a pair of heels, pumps or boots as per your liking. Here are some more tips on styling a red blazer.
12 – Tartan Pant Outfits for Teens
If you want to stay on trend this color as well as this outfit is what you need to cop right now. The pants are a great way to add color and style to your look, and paired with a simple tee and converse this outfit is perfect for school or a day out. You can accessorize with some shades, pearl handmade necklaces and bracelets. A black backpack looks good too. The great thing about these pants is that most of your t-shirts will look great with the pants, so daily last-minute outfits with these pants and converse is a great way to style your outfits when you have nothing planned.
11 – Formal Outfit
Tartan Pants in subtle colors, look so elegant and formal in my opinion. They give off a very classy, expensive vibe to me. For a formal look, a lunch or a date or perhaps a work event, this outfit is perfect. The pants should be fitted well, the baggy or flared styles will not suit the look. The pants can be paired up with a nice sweater, perhaps white or even off-white, cream, beige or brown. Try keeping the outfit neutral. A gold necklace can also be styled with this outfit, since the sweater is so plain the necklace adds a nice touch and is also quite visible. Don’t forget to add the heels, she’s rocking some cute kitten heels and a brown clutch or a purse to complete the look.
10 – Grunge Outfit
Notice how these tartan pants are more fitted, and then flared just slightly towards the bottom and even have a slit. The print, as well as the fitting, can totally change the look and style. These pants definitely look more grunge and can be paired with a simple black t-shirt. What is different though is, how the shirt is tied at the front in a knot to look more casual and even ripped at one side. You can add a beanie, and some combat boots as well as some jewelry of your choice. Silver instead of gold will definitely look better with the vibe of this outfit. Here are some more of our favorite grunge outfits that are worth trying.
9 – With Sneakers
I love how this look is styled and has a very feminine as well as a menswear kind of vibe to it. The lace corset is beautiful and is paired with fitted tartan pants which almost look like cargo pants. White Nikes are paired with this outfit, as well as a crossbody bag with a thick pink strap which I like. A beige beanie is also added, which definitely makes the look and completes it.
8 – With a Turtleneck
Here we have a very trendy yet simple look. Baby blue tartan pants are paired with a turtleneck, a light jacket, a black bag, and some white combat boots. This is a nice outfit, with light and dark elements and all the pieces are very stylish indeed. You can always accessorize according to your own taste, but these squared sunglasses have been a hit for the past two years and elevate an outfit effortlessly. If this year you too are into turtlenecks like us, here are some turtleneck outfits for you to check out.
7 – Two Piece Tartan Pants Outfit
Why wear tartan pants, when you can wear a full tartan matching two-piece suit instead! She definitely rocks it and so can you. Matching sets have been the trend for months now, and if you want something different other than solid colors for a suit this is the way to go. Not too much, not too little this print will definitely wow the people around you when you walk into the room. The black and white shades are perfect and look great with a white or a black top under. Add black heels and your everyday jewelry and you are ready for the day.
6 – Casual Chic Look
Do you ever get tired of wearing jeans, and black pants every day? Go for some tartan pants for a change and watch how easy it is to style them. Here we have tartan pants in grey and red, and they are paired with a grey sweater, white heels, and a red bag to bring back some color since the sweater is light.
5 – Work Outfit
From time to time it’s great to switch up the work looks as well. These tartan pants print is much smaller and close together, the colors aren’t that bright and informal too so it goes well with the solid sweater, and the white collared shirt peeping through the sweater. The bag is essential for all your papers and work things, and if your work requires heels go for them or wear some black pumps instead.
4 – For Plus Size Women
Here we have a two-toned outfit, consisting of black and red and I’m here for it. The red tartan pants are paired with a bright red bag, red heels, and a red bow, as well as a black blazer and a black V-necked sweater inside. The bow is the cutest way to accessorize an outfit and make it stand out from your everyday wear. There are no fashion rules when it comes to wearing certain pieces, if you love them, wear them with confidence!
3 – With a Leather Top for Traveling
Leather was a big hit in 2021, and we would love to see it get all the hype in 2022. Here we have a faux leather top, with tulle sleeve details and some buttons at the front. The tartan pants are a beautiful neutral color, a mix of beige and black and I’m obsessed with it. You may add a hat, or beret to give it a French vibe, or to add a little something. Wear black boots or brown boots, and a small black bag.
2 – Cute Tartan Pant Outfit
Sweater Vests are a great winter essential, as they look so vintage, cool and trendy all at the same time and let’s not forget they keep you warm. Here we have a super cute outfit. Brown tartan pants are paired with a white shirt, a sweater vest on top, and some converse. This is a casual outfit and the sweater definitely made the outfit look better than what it would have looked like with just the white shirt. Layering is a great option for spring or just as fall starts to set in. Brown has been the hit color, so don’t shy away from it.
1 – Fall/Autumn Look
Here we have another fall look because this print just goes so well with your Autumn wear. A white button-up sweater is paired with some loose but not baggy tartan pants. Because they are so wide, heels would be a better option to pair these up with instead of flats because they will help elongate your legs. So we have brown boots paired with this outfit as well as a cute white hat.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How to Style a Yellow Tartan Pant Outfit?
A. Yellow may be a tricky color to style but don’t worry, we have got you covered. Firstly, since the tartan print always requires some other shade in the print the yellow may be mixed with black or white in the print, therefore whatever the other color may be can be coordinated throughout the outfit. If pants are yellow and white, try pairing the pants with a white top, be it a sweater, ribbed top, t-shirt, a button-up the options are endless. Next, wear white heels and add a yellow or a white bag. For more inspiration, you can check out these yellow outfits for women.
Q. Can tartan pants be only worn in the winter?
A. I had the same misconception before I did some digging and research. Tartan or Plaid pants have been in the trend for a while now, the red tartan pants were always associated with the holiday but since new color combinations have emerged, with lighter more summer shades, outfits look great in the summers with these pants as well, or perhaps all year round.