While plaid has always been fairly popular in the fashion world especially during the fall and winter months, there is a more sophisticated style that comes in the form of plaid’s more elegant sister, houndstooth. Here is a look at some of the ways you can incorporate houndstooth into your wardrobe.
Our first choice comes in the form of a beautiful jacket from Target. It is in traditional black and white houndstooth and buttons in the front with a tailored look at the top and a small skirting at the bottom that gives a very elegant look. It sells for just over $40 making it a great buy as well as a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
Hats, particularly fedoras are very trendy now. Getting a fedora made out of houndstooth is a great way to jazz up any outfit. You can find houndstooth fedoras in a number of different colors such as black and white or red and black. Be sure to stick with one particular color scheme so your outfit does not appear too busy. Fedoras can be found at most department stores and you can find a quality one for around $20.
Neiman Marcus has a beautiful houndstooth pencil skirt that would make a great addition to anyone’s outfit. This skirt has a black and cream color scheme and wears well with a black button down shirt or light cardigan. It features a button-flap pocket and retails for around $295.
If you already have the perfect outfit picked out you can always add a touch of houndstooth by wearing a houndstooth scarf. These come in a variety of colors and can really make an outfit stand out. You can find these houndstooth scarves at a number of different department stores for varying prices ranging from over $300 to a more budget friendly scarf like Wet Seal has for only $10.50.
Besides adding a houndstooth scarf, another way to add houndstooth to your look is with a houndstooth purse. Amazon has an amazing deal on a large houndstooth purse by Tokyo Bay. This purse has a great retro shape and comes in black and white so you can easily use it with a number of different outfits. It is also a great deal at only $49.95.
When you wear houndstooth it is a good idea to keep it simple by only wearing one large piece at a time. For example if you are going to be wearing a houndstooth jacket you could add a matching purse but it would be better to avoid adding a match scarf or skirt so your outfit does not look too busy. Adding houndstooth can really bring a look of sophistication to your wardrobe and help to keep you looking trendy and fashionable.