Trend to Try: Red Tartan

Trend to Try: Red Tartan(Source: FameFlynet Pictures, Rv,  Andreas Rentz/Getty Images Europe)
Like black leather and blue denim, red tartan plaid is one of those fabrics that feels timeless and modern at once. And this season—after making a splash on the fall runways of Saint Laurent, Philipp Plein and more—the preppy-meets-punky motif is looking better than ever on a coterie of style stars.

Take Chloe Grace Moretz in Simone Rocha, below. The starlet's ruffled, off-the-shoulder top pairs a bold, unexpected silhouette with a classic schoolgirl print. 

Trend to Try: Red Tartan(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)Meanwhile, Rita Ora went head-to-toe in the festive pattern when she rocked a statement-making Moschino tux in London. (Bonus points for the coordinating bow tie). 

Trend to Try: Red Tartan(Source: Rv)And blogger and street style bait Chiara Ferragni threw it back to the '90s (in the best way possible) when she tied a tartan-lined jacket around the waist of her black slip dress. 

Trend to Try: Red Tartan(Source: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe)Want to try your hand at tartan? Pair the pattern with black accents and you can't go wrong. Shop our picks below:

Trend to Try: Red Tartan(Source: Bloomingdale's, Shoptiques, Ralph Lauren)Torn by Rono Kobo Crop Top, $218, and Skirt, $200, both at Bloomingdale'sSee You Monday Tartan Print Pants, $40, at ShoptiquesPolo Ralph Lauren Tartan Shirt Dress, $165, at Ralph Lauren