• Wed, Aug 12 2009

6 Ways To Add Houndstooth To Your Outfit

Who doesn’t love a good houndstooth garment or accessory every once in a while? As Fall approaches (I know you don’t want to admit it, but it’s the truth!) houndstooth is making a comeback and showing up in all sorts of places. Two designers who are taking houndstooth to the next level – Preen and Alexander McQueen. These cult favorites are adding this patchy, preppy pattern to an outfit in ways you haven’t seen before. Here are six houndstooth items you won’t want to miss:

The super professional, mod inspired Preen Poppet Cutout Dress ($1,260) is perfect for a meeting where you need to be ready to impress. Casual enough that you won’t look stuffy, but the power pattern will let the boys know you mean business.

Preen Poppet Cutout Dress

Preen Poppet Cutout Dress

If you aren’t quite ready to take the super preppy plunge, then maybe easy into it with the high waisted sophistication of the Preen Houndstooth Stretch Layer Skirt ($795). Two parts funky with enough solid black to balance out the strong design, you will feel comfortable and a little bit like a rebel.

Preen Houndstooth Stretch Layer Skirt

Preen Houndstooth Stretch Layer Skirt

Oh but once you’ve dipped your toe into all that houndstooth represents, maybe you should take it one step farther and whip out the Preen Houndstooth Power Dress ($1,120)…otherwise known as “the ultimate prep-party dress”. They won’t know what hit ‘em when they see just how sexy houndstooth can be.

Preen Houndstooth Power Dress

Preen Houndstooth Power Dress

If you are looking for a more traditional look, Alexander McQueen’s Houndstooth Pencil Skirt ($760) will have you thinking it’s entirely natural to still be using a typewriter and responding to adversity with phrases like “gee wilikers” and “by golly”. But then again…can you imagine encountering any troubles while wearing this little number?

Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Pencil Skirt

Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Pencil Skirt

You can’t go wrong with a stylish accessory like Alexander McQueen’s Houndstooth Cashmere Scarf ($1,325). It goes with everything and will dress up your winter jacket as soon as you inevitably have to pull that one out of storage. Oh stop complaining, let’s focus on looking good when the temperatures dip!

Alexander McQueen Cashmere Scarf

Alexander McQueen Cashmere Scarf

Finally, for the woman who is all houndstooth – all the time – there is the absolutely stunning Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Folded Jacket ($3,650). Oh how you will appear like you just slinked out of French Vogue in this one. Intricate design, powerful shape – how can you go wrong?

Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Folded Jacket

Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Folded Jacket

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