*This post highlights ways of wearing houndstooth this fall and features items from J. Jill that were gifted to me for a product review
A pattern that always comes to my mind when I think about fall is Houndstooth. It could be because I’m such a big fan of European style and houndstooth originated in Scotland. Dating all the way back to the 1800s, this pattern that people love so much was once worn by shepherds. Houndstooth is typically made using wool and tweed. However, the use of lighter knit fabrics has become more common. It’s a good thing too because I enjoy wearing it, but don’t usually wear such heavy fabrics. I just don’t have the closet space for them.
If you plan on wearing Houndstooth this fall, here are a few helpful tips:
- Use Caution When Wearing Matching Pieces – It’s perfectly okay to wear a houndstooth suit, just be sure to add a piece that will tone down the print.
- Soften Heavy Houndstooth Pants and Skirts with Light Fabrics – If your pants or skirt are made from heavier fabrics like wool and tweed, try softening those fabrics with a silk blouse.
- Layering is Pretty – Try layering a Houndstooth sweater with a button-up top for a smart, sophisticated look.
- Mix it with Denim – I’m a believer that denim can go with just about anything. If you want an elegantly dressed down look, try mixing houndstooth with denim.
- Add it as an Accessory – If you’re not looking to overpower your look with houndstooth, try adding a scarf or other accessory to your outfit.
For my outfit today, I’m wearing J. Jill’s Ponte Knit Houndstooth Pants. Not only are these pants SUPER soft, but they’re versatile as well. I can easily wear them in or out of the office. I paired them with J. Jill’s Perfect White Shirt (which really IS perfect) and topped it off with my infinity scarf.
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
So how will you be wearing houndstooth this fall?
*All opinions in this post are 100% my own
Until next time…