I don’t know why I’ve suddenly got a thing for houndstooth: I’ve always liked the print, but too often it appears on items that are unappealingly matronly or deathly pricey. This season it abounds, though, on a bunch of really pretty cool pieces like this excellent Veronica Beard bomber.
Did I ever tell all of you about the year in college that I wore red and black exclusively? This blazer brings me back to that time.
And this coat reminds me of a fantastic thrift store find I lucked into back then too.
This overshirt is so slouchily and tomboyishly cool.
This coat is so elegantly retroish.
A blazer that is a dead ringer for Veronica Beard, but is in actual fact Mango.
I adore the idea of a houndstooth puffer, and this one is quite chic.
A sophisticated blouse that would look great peeking out from under a blazer.
The oversized houndstooth on this scarf is pleasingly graphic.
These booties strike me as actually more versatile than you might initially think.
Just a good, clean-lined coat at a decent price.
I’d wear this blazer on days when I was otherwise in all black, just to mix things up a bit.
A very ladylike but still un-prissy skirt.
I love that this top is shot through with bold pink and blue.
I’m not the biggest fan of puffy shoulders, but I think they work quite well on this blazer.
I’d wear this pencil skirt with a turtleneck sweater, tights, and booties.