Tuesday, January 7, 2014

trend alert: wearing houndstooth.

I think it's safe to say - houndstooth isn't just for the mature or prepster audiences anymore. Blown up, cleverly colored or paired with more masculine accessories, this once-dated print is making a serious comeback. Intrigued? Here's how to wear it. 

Pair with leather. Big or small, this print gets a modern makeover when paired with leather clothing. The key to making the look work is keep the garments simple, crisp and modern. Add a statement accessory and some leather booties to finish off the look.

Pump up the color. Sometimes this print can feel stuffy, serious and all business. Wearing a technicolored version of print gives the look a bit of whimsy and a lot of vibrancy. Pair with pastels on the opposite side of the color wheel, thin stripes or even some leopard to balance out the boldness.

Zoom in. When in doubt, find houndstooth print in larger than life sizes. Increasing the size modernizes the graphic nature of the print. Keep the silhouettes classic and traditional to keep the look feminine with a bit of an edge.

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