Feeling houndstooth

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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.

And this scarf is a bit of matchy-clashy fun (here’s something similar but cheaper).

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.

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8 Thoughts on Feeling houndstooth
    c.w.
    24 Sep 2018
    7:56am

    At this point in my life I can not wear houndstooth because my mother loved it and was constantly trying to get me to wear it––apparently it takes a long, long time to outgrow those things. However, I LOVE houndstooth on other people and I LOVE that Veronica Beard bomber! The cut is fantastic! And the Mango overshirt does speak to me.

    What is it with all the printed matching shirts and pants? I see it EVERYWHERE!!

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    Clatie
    24 Sep 2018
    10:20am

    The Mango pieces are so cute and fun but DAMN THEM – largest size they carry is a 10. Grrrrrr.

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    Helga
    24 Sep 2018
    10:21am

    The Veronica Beard bomber is bliss.

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    Viajera
    24 Sep 2018
    11:02am

    Always, Jerry, always!

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    Carol
    24 Sep 2018
    11:06am

    Love that bomber. Sadly above my price range. There must be houndstooth in the ether as there was a houndstooth post on gofugyourself recently too!

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    Rebecca
    24 Sep 2018
    2:59pm

    Love houndstooth: I have a pair of houndstooth pants when I was around 12 that I thought made me look super-sophisticated (spoiler alert: they did not). But I must have worn them twice a week for a year, until I outgrew them..

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    gablesgirl
    24 Sep 2018
    7:37pm

    I’ve got a similar three quarter houndstooth coat that reversible with a red lining. Love it!

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    Mamavalveeta03
    25 Sep 2018
    1:04pm

    Not my thing, but it does remind me of Princess Di in her Moschino suit greeting her boys after being apart for awhile.

    The MANGO blazer IS a dead ringer for Veronica Beard. I like that. But I really want to hear the story of “Kim’s red & black year.”😊

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