Check into Houndstooth for Fall


Setting the trend for patterns this season is the black and white plaid made classic by Dior. Houndstooth can be seen on everything from coats, dresses, pencil skirts and many accessories. Houndstooth or as the French call it, pied de pole (chicken’s foot) is the black and white check made classic in many decades including the ’40s, ’60s and ’80s. And it is back again in 2009! Seen on the runways at Alexander McQueen houndstooth took on McQueen’s dramatic sensibilities with sculpted almost origami like silhouettes and accentuating the waist. The houndstooth pattern is seen in both the traditional smaller pattern as well as very large blown up patterns that take on a graphic quality all their own. Houndstooth even takes on a patchwork effect as seen on this McQueen tote. The black and white palette of houndstooth invites room for pairing with bold neon accents or pop art primary colors. Or go classic and accessorize a houndstooth dress with black tights and shoes. Whatever your choice this fall, houndstooth is a classic choice for you to check out!

Our picks for houndstooth clothing and accessories (top left, clockwise):

Preen Hound Power mini dress $1,120, at Net-a-Porter
Alexander McQueen Houndstooth check pencil dress, $1,845 at Net-a-Porter
MICHAEL Michael Kors Houndstooth Gloves, $150 at Michaelkors.com
MadieDeluxe Chelsea Houndstooth Small Pleated Clutch with Ring, $48 at buildanest.com
Loeffler Randall Gathered Tier Jacket in Houndstooth, $248 at RevolveClothing.com
Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Tote, $1995 at Saks.co
2 Tone Large Houndstooth Long Fringe Scarf Shawl Wrap, 14.95 at Skhatshop.com

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