Balmain, Michael Kors and DNKY all previewed houndstooth for pre-fall 2014, and boosted its credentials by flooding its black and white palette with colours. Stella McCartney, meanwhile, featured the print on a fringed blanket coat of brush mohair, and messed with scale on outsize jacquard knits .
Patterns range from macro to micro, so this season, mix it up. Contrast a small-checked blazer with the larger repeat of a pocket or scarf, or vice versa, and coating with black ankle boots. Combine with arrivistes such as tartan and grids, or make bold to oppose with spots and stripes. Denim jeans or black leather pants will tone down the unharmed.
Brighten black and ashen outfits with bright bags and shoes in crimson, royal aristocratic and fair weather yellow. Clad and colour your legs boldly, with scarves and the comparable following lawsuit, and stress lips and nails with splashes of red. Throw a bolshevik coat over a monochrome dress, and top with a dark fedora. Cool down the jagged geometrics with a grey jacket rather, and pull on a picket blue beanie .
There again, blacken is constantly a great accessory to monochrome, so go with what you fancy. Over the knee boots are just stunning ! team a coat with leather leggings, and don ’ metric ton forget some cool sunglasses. Top a dogstooth pencil skirt with a craw of the lapp for original glamor, or go for checked shorts and total darkness tights .
Indulge in ex post facto by grabbing some mod style, or a 1960s mini. If the past is an unknown target to you, update to today by teaming pleats with a houndstooth perspirer, or edging a check bomber with fake fur. Wrap yourself in a slouchy large-patterned scarf to ward off winter chills, or plant a neat Peter Pan collar on a print jumper. Add a chunky bead necklace in red, or blistering pink, or colonise some bling .
Work houndstooth into your wardrobe, but we advise you to proceed with caution. You may find that it becomes a permanent fastness – but is that very such a bad thing ?
The featured photograph is of Aimee Song in her Kasper two button houndstooth blazer and skirt form Jaggar
Dogtooth Trend : Janni Deler is wearing a canine dress
It is all about the houndstooth printed blazer from Brooks Brothers Via Mary Orton
Blair Eadie is wearing a houndstooth print cape from TopShop
Olivia Purvis in houndstooth print trousers from TopShop
Kenza Zouiten ’ mho shows us how to wear a houndstooth scarf joint. This one is from Reserved
Houndstooth Fall 2014 : Natalie Suarez is wearing a crimson and blue houndstooth coat from Miu Miu
Patricia Exner is wearing a houndstooth coat from Marc Cain
Doina Ciobanu in a houndstooth dress and belt designed by herself
Nicoletta Reggio in her houndstooth blueprint coat from Persunmall
Nika Huk is wearing a mod style total darkness and crimson houndstooth dress from Armani Exchange Paris
Mary Orton is wearing a Charley Sweater in houndstooth from J. Crew
Julie Sarinana is wearing a houndstooth design jacket
Kenza Zouiten is wearing a houndstooth coat from Vila
Natalie Suarez in her houndstooth shirt from Tommy Hilfiger