We’re Wearing Houndstooth Everything This Season

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

Claudie Pierlot

Contrast-Trim Houndstooth Wool-Blend Dress, $193 at Selfridges


Houndstooth Tweed Skirt, $324 at mytheresa.com

Maison Michel

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

Only Hearts

Houndstooth Mesh Bralette ($48) and Houndstooth Mesh Thong ($39) at Urban Outfitters