Trend Alert: Houndstooth
October 10, 2005
Call the look menswear, newsboy, even Oliver Twist, but one thing is clear — heavy, tweedy fabrics built to withstand British weather are everywhere for fall. The hottest of the hot is houndstooth, a usually black-and-white print that might have previously brought to mind visions of bad 80s power suits but should now inspire thoughts of ruddy-cheeked English lasses. The key to this trend is to pick one piece — just one — in houndstooth. Go ahead and mix it up with other tweeds, knits, and patterns, just donâ€™t overload yourself unless youâ€™re heading to the Mad Hatterâ€™s tea party. Here are some of our favorite fall findsâ€¦
They seem overly-warm now, but come fall’s first chill youâ€™ll be glad you picked these up. Old Navyâ€™s houndstooth low-heeled pumps are a total steal. Bonus: Finding your size in stores is often a struggle, finding it online at oldnavy.com is a cinch. And their shipping is always $5!