The Dogs are Out in Full Force!

  • 13th February 2014

One of the many things emerging out of the Scottish Lowlands—the traditional houndstooth check of four alternating dark and light bands becomes ever more ubiquitous as winter starts to wind to a close.

 

Late last year Vogue Germany showed us the dazzling array of possibilities.  The houndstooth cap, almost a uniform for Sherlock Holmes, looks ever so fetching on Christy Turlington:

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana, Ana Alcazar, Blumarine and Borsalino all celebrate Houndstooth.  Photo Courtesy of:  Vogue Germany

Dolce & Gabbana, Ana Alcazar, Blumarine and Borsalino all celebrate Houndstooth. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Germany

 

 

 

Christian Dior Houndstooth Strapless Top.  Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

Christian Dior Houndstooth Strapless Top. Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia

 

 

Pair a houndstooth piece with sleek black leather gloves or even a dalmatian print cap:

 

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

 

 

 

 

Look handsomely put together with a dapper felt fedora and this cozy yet sharp pullover by Golden Goose, Venice.  Or, try a houndstooth boxy boy’s blazer from Saint Laurent:

 

 

Golden Goose Venice Houndstooth Jumper or Sweater

 

 

Golden Goose Deluxe Print Houndstooth Sweater, farfetch.com, $810.00

 

 

Saint Laurent Houndstooth Blazer, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

Saint Laurent Houndstooth Blazer, Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Paris

 

 

Michael Kors played up the print in fur while Marc Jacobs allowed it to shine in a playful pajama-like sateen:

 

houndstooth fur coat Michael Kors
Houndstooth silk blended lamé shirt and matching skirt by Marc Jacobs

 

 

It works equally well as a long structured coat or a swingy, flirty cape:

 

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Russia

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

Photo Courtesy of: Elle Germany

 

 

Ways to do houndstooth while politely watching the price:

 

 

Yes Style Button-Detail Houndstooth Shorts
Cole Haan Classic Houndstooth Wool Wide Collar Knit Coat

 

 

 

Button-Detail Houndstooth Shorts, yesstyle.com, $27.90

Cole Haan Classic Houndstooth Wool Wide Collar Knit Coat, bluefly.com, $399.00

 

Kate Spade New York Marvis Dress

 

 

1.) Kate Spade New York Marvis Dress, katespade.com, $398.00

2.) Weekend by MaxMara Houndstooth Skirt, Johnlewis.com, $235.00

3.) Topshop Houndstooth Over the Knee Socks, topshop.com, $12.00

4.) Forever 21 Warm Houndstooth Cardigan, forever21.com, $32.80

 

 A Thoroughly Modern Take on a Classic Pattern:

 

Emmanuel Ungaro Houndstooth Skirt

 

 

Emmanuel Ungaro Houndstooth Print Pencil Skirt, farfetch.com, $1172.27

 

Balmain Black Houndstooth Biker Jeans for Women

 

Balmain Black Houndstooth Biker Jeans for Women, ssense.com, $1,950.00

 

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Women's Flocked Houndstooth Tee Shirt

 

 

Marc by Marc Jacobs Women’s Flocked Houndstooth Tee Shirt, neimanmarcus.com, $98.00

 

 

 

Myne Fitted Oversized Houndstooth Skirt with 2 Exposed Zippers

 

 

Myne Fitted Oversized Houndstooth Skirt with 2 Exposed Zippers, shopbop.com, $71.50

 

Last Look:

 

Helena Christensen wears Oscar de la Renta in 1992 on the runway.

Helena Christensen wears Oscar de la Renta in 1992 on the runway. Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter.com

 

 

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