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Look for Less: How to Wear Houndstooth

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Checkmate! Any way you maneuver it, Houndstooth is a Hot look for Fall and Winter with which you just can’t go wrong.  Traditionally seen as a fabrication and pattern for menswear, designers have been toying with this bold print to give it that flirty edge that you fashion forward frugalistas can mix and match for years to come. Whether its big, bright, and bold, or just a tiny accent…here are a few ways you can wear it and get noticed!

Universal Look – Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, and Rihanna all opted for the most basic color palette of black and white. Because you can pair any Houndstooth color pattern with black, this is a safe choice…but to take it up a notch, consider pairing it with a pop of color…say like a lime sweater or red lip.

Proportion is key – Who says you can’t wear 2 Houndstooth pieces and colors, together?  The key to pulling this off is all in the scaling of it.  If you aren’t afraid to make a statement (but you aren’t quite Lady Gaga) try pairing a larger bold printed trench with a smaller Houndstooth printed pencil skirt or belt.

Trying it on for size – if a bold print is bit too overt for your taste, ease into the Houndstooth by combining a skinny jean or leggings with a printed shoe or handbag.

Houndstooth says you’re classic, fun, and chic. Whether it was your grandmother’s or a new fashion find, hold on to that Houndstooth and you’ll find that the possibilities will be forever endless.

1 Comment

  1. weathervanes

    November 15, 2011 at

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