How to Wear the Bold Print: Houndstooth

It’s a Classic

Houndstooth is one of those prints that is always on trend. The classic menswear print has been around for decades. And, even though it is quite a standout, it is surprisingly versatile and easy to style.

Keep scrolling to read how you can effortlessly wear prints!

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Houndstooth Clothing, how to wear this bold and classic print featuring a Joie houndstooth coat with black jeans and black camisole.

Why You Need Some Houndstooth In Your Life

I see a lot of women reaching for paisley print. Not that there is anything wrong with paisley, but it is REALLY easy to get that print wrong. It can age you and look inexpensive. Houndstooth is one of those prints that is very sophisticated and difficult to mess up.

I know wearing prints can be challenging. The simplest way to wear a standout print is to pick one piece, in one print, and keep everything else neutral. Take my look above, for example. I’m wearing a beautiful houndstooth coat by Joie (on sale for $150), and the rest of my look is neutral and basic. This formula is incredibly easy to recreate, and oh so chic! This coat is final sale only. It runs true to size and is a lighter topper that you can wear into spring.

I realize the coat is a big commitment so I put some other options below. Be sure to check out the houndstooth pumps and the scarf.

You might also like my post featuring outfit ideas for your faux fur coat here.

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  1. I love the houndstooth. since it is final sale, can you tell me what size you ordered? not sure if I should get a small or x-small. I’m about your size — your pre-tracy Anderson size that is!

    Love your stuff!!

  2. HOUNDSTOOTH IS MY FAVORITE PATTERN!! eVERY TIME I WEAR IT, I GET COMPLIMENTS. i THINK THAT HOUNDSTOOTH COAT IS FAB!!! iF I DIDN’T HAVE OVER A DOZEN COATS ALREADY, I’D JUMP ON THAT. BUT, MY HUSBAND IS ALREADY COMPLAINING THAT MY COATS HAVE OVERTAKEN THE COAT CLOSET! BEST INVESTMENT I MADE WAS GETTING A CLASSIC BLAZER IN HOUNDSTOOTH. ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE COLOR PAIRINGS IS A BRIGHT YELLOW SHIRT, THE BLAZER AND SIMPLE BLACK TROUSERS. oNCE i WORE THAT OUTFIT WITH RED, SIMPLE HEELS. i HAD CO-WORKERS FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS COME TO TAKE A LOOK AT ME IN MY ENSEMBLE!

  3. I have a houndstooth coat that i bought years ago but it is now way too big even to be oversized. Still hanging in my closet because i loved it and can’t bear to part with it.