Originally published on 28/10/13
Houndstooth has always been a firm favourite of mine and thousands of French women. The reason why is simple enough. Houndstooth print is a classic through and through, and we know how much French women love classics!
Houndstooth is one of those prints that is always current and wearable for any and many occasions. From the office to the school run, meetings, workshops and dates with your man, houndstooth will deliver in terms of chic, elegance and style.
I chose the various pieces above, in houndstooth and solid black, for their versatility and trend factor for this autumn/winter 2013/14.
The off the shoulder black top is bang on trend this autumn, as well as having great sex appeal. Team it with the houndstooth or black pencil skirt, with or without the fluted hem, or a pair of trousers or jeans.
The same versatility and classic quality goes for the black roll-neck top. Who does not have one of these in their wardrobe? It goes with anything and everything. Here, it will go nicely with both of these skirts and the houndstooth shift dress too.
The houndstooth jacket is another classic item to own forever. Ensure that the rest of your outfit is only in solid colours though or the houndstooth will be overpowering.
Houndstooth looks great with black of course, giving it a look both chic and sophisticated. Adding another ultra bright colour, though, such as red, or even yellow or pink, gives the outfit a modern twist.
Finally, the black shoes and knee length boots are very in, right now, and will add the extra va va voom to your ensemble.
All in all, houndstooth is a winner, both on and off the catwalk. Wear each piece with panache, à la parisienne.
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