Monday, February 24, 2014

Still Going Strong - The Houndstooth

Yay! All of us houndstooth lovers can rejoice!! The classic, fashion fabulous trend is still up and about and is definitely going to stay here for years to come.
Proof..The utterly gorgeous and tempting Balmain creations on the ramp during the Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014. These looks were among my very favorite ones this season.
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Is any one else drooling over the pink & white coat??!!

Well, the most fun part about this trend is that it is super classy yet never boring. It can be paired with colored separates or monotones or even other patterns. The trend is pretty safe and can go from spring/summer to fall/winter readily.
Lets bring the runway to life - stocking up the wardrobe!

Trend Dos:

  1. Don the print as pants, shirt, skirt, jacket, coat, bag, shoes and even nail paint! The possibilities are endless.
  2. The trend looks very stylish, classy and formal, specially, if worn in neutral colors. Hence it is perfect for office and business meetings. When you want to spice it up, opt for perkier colors or pair the neutral pieces with bold and bright colors and patterns.
  3. This is one trend that can be worn head to toe without much risk. Remember Salvatore Ferragamo's gorgeous runway models??

Trend Dont's: 

  1. The trend, specially in its black&white form is at times a bit monotonous, ceremonial and solemn. Do not let it dull you out. Remember to glam it up with bold reds, pinks, neons or even metallics.
  2. Do not attempt mixing too many patterns and prints with this trend unless you are really brave and confident.
Small polka dots, subtle florals and vertical stripes generally go well with this trend. 

Trend Must Have:

Black & White Houndstooth skirt/pants..
Although there are lovely, tempting colors available for this trend, I suggest black and white since it is as safe as it can get without having to make any compromises on the fashion front. It can be mixed and matched effortlessly with almost everything else in your wardrobe to take you from day to night and across seasons. 

My Take on the Trend

Houndstooth Skirt - Vero Moda, Black Polo Neck Top - Elle, Red Blazer - Van Heusen, Black Peep Toes - Forever New
Houndstooth Pants & Navy Sweater- Banana Republic, Black Boucle Jacket - Gap, Grey Pumps - Marie Claire 
So, whats your take on this trend!!
Comments and suggestions appreciated.