Here’s how the fashion world works. Florals are for spring and gingham is for summer. And if there’s one pattern that simply screams fall and winter, it’s houndstooth.
There’s no question that Chanel is behind the iconic print’s continued popularity. After all, that runway crasher who disrupted the brand’s Spring 2020 show slipped on a houndstooth set to blend in with the models. But the French fashion institution isn’t the only label relying on the instantly recognizable pattern. Gucci, Marni and Balenciaga have all embraced it.
But this isn’t the houndstooth your grandmother used to wear. No longer restricted to basic black and white, brands have been giving it a modern twist via trendy colors and fresh silhouettes. There are even houndstooth bucket hats.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’re officially proclaiming houndstooth the pattern of the season. Here are our favorite picks to wear straight through winter.
Oversized Jacquard Coat, $129 at Zara
Knife Logo-Embellished Houndstooth Wool Point-Toe Flats, $695 at Net-a-Porter
Houndstooth Wool-Blend Bucket Hat, $690 at mytheresa.com
Houndstooth Wool Blend Sweater, $690 at mytheresa.com
Charles & Keith
Circular Push Lock Houndstooth Print Saddle Pouch in Multi, $46 at Charles & Keith
Houndstooth Jacket, $129.99 at Mango
Piper Pants, $258 at Shopbop
Contrast-Trim Houndstooth Wool-Blend Dress, $193 at Selfridges
Houndstooth Tweed Skirt, $324 at mytheresa.com
Billy Vinyl-Trimmed Houndstooth Tweed Beret, $520 at Net-a-Porter
Richard Allan x H&M
Boat-Neck Dress in White/Houndstooth-Patterned, $34.99 at H&M
Pointed-Toe Sadie Boots in Houndstooth, $162.99 at J.Crew
Flocked Houndstooth Blouse, $39.90 at Zara
Houndstooth Mesh Bralette ($48) and Houndstooth Mesh Thong ($39) at Urban Outfitters