Trend Alert: Houndstooth

September 19th, 2008

As we reported last Spring, Houndstooth is In for Fall 2008.  Houndstooth’s characteristic broken check pattern is a bold choice in an oversized print, but it’s demurely classic when the pattern is on a smaller scale.  

How to wear Houndstooth?
  Like John suggested for Tweed, wear your houndstooth with equally sophisticated clothes for a proper, ladylike look.

Our $ Picks:
Fab Houndstooth Scarf
Fab Houndstooth Scarf | $5.50 at Forever 21

Go International Houndstooth Ruffle Top
Go International Houndstooth Ruffle Top | $29.99 at Target

Mossimo Black Notch-Collar Houndstooth Boucle Jacket
Mossimo Black Notch-Collar Houndstooth Boucle Jacket | $29.99 at Target

Houndstooth Newsboy Hat
Houndstooth Newsboy Hat | $39 at Banana Republic

Our $$ Picks:
Houndstooth Dress
Houndstooth Dress | $88 at Gap

Coffee Shop Houndstooth Coat
Coffee Shop Houndstooth Coat | $98 at Nordstrom

Our $$$ Picks:
Houndstooth Bow Button Cardigan
Houndstooth Bow Button Cardigan | $110 at J Crew

Soia & Kyo Chevron Wool Blend Coat
Soia & Kyo Chevron Wool Blend Coat | $380 at Nordstrom


Entry Filed under: Trend, Trendscape, Trendscape, Women

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 19th, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    I like houndstooth much better than the gingham. The Houndstooth Bow Button Cardigan looks very lady-like.

  • 2. katie  |  September 19th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    i must say my favorite purchase for the season is a long black and white houndstooth coat from ann taylor…i can’t wait for the weather to cool down so i can wear it!

  • 3. Trisha  |  September 19th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    Houndstooth can be very elegant and ladylike, especially when the pattern is small. But it’s also so bold and graphic when the pattern is large. I love it in both forms!

  • 4. Anti-houndstooth  |  April 29th, 2009 at 9:48 am

    I’m the naysayer. It’s just too much! Too much houndstooth!

  • 5. Shannon Hancock  |  August 18th, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I like it in small doses. I like all of the hats & acc but the jackets and tops are too much. It takes it from a cool Harry Potter sophisticated overseas look to gaudy 90’s when u start getting into real big patterns etc.

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