I love tartan, especially in fall and winter. I have several tartan shirts, scarves and one winter coat in my wardrobe but it’s still not enough.

What’s the difference between tartan and plaid? In short, plaid is a garment and tartan is a pattern.

Plaid refers to the piece of clothing, no matter what the pattern of the fabric is, while tartan refers to the pattern itself. Most plaids are of a tartan pattern, which is why all the confusion!

A must-have for fall/winter is the tartan scarf. My obsession right now is the blanket, oversized tartan scarf that can be worn as a poncho or sweater as well. Two toned/double sided, even better.

Here are some fabulous picks for tartan scarves this season.

Tartan Scarves


Abercrombie Fitch scarve
26 CAD – abercrombie.com

Gap black shawl
34 CAD – gap.com

H M scarve
24 CAD – hm.com

Tartan shawl
34 CAD – modcloth.com

Burberry scarve
225 CAD – therealreal.com

Tartan shawl
34 CAD – dailylook.com

Isaac Mizrahi scarve
55 CAD – isaacmizrahi.com


Tartan shawl


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. Dianne / Smilenwaven Reply

    Oh love them! The Burberry or Issac are my colours!

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