There’s a print you’ll be seeing everywhere this fall. It has nothing to do with ghosts, pumpkins or football, and everything to do with being chic and on-trend for the season. The print you’ll be seeing everywhere is… houndstooth! A couple years ago, leopard print was all the rage. But I have to say I love the houndstooth so much better. Today I’m sharing ways you can style the print casually and more dressy. Plus I’m featuring a few looks with houndstooth too.

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The Print You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere this Fall

houndstooth mini skirt

Houndstooth is a two-color checked pattern and repeated throughout the print. If you look closely, it looks similar to a canine tooth – hence houndstooth. It doesn’t sound as glamorous as it looks, but I digress. 😉

Styling Houndstooth Casually

Houndstooth is something you can wear casually or more dressy. The print comes in several different clothing options from sweaters, handbags, shoes, skirts and pants. Like most patterns that are bold, I would suggest wearing the print in one area of your outfit, and keep everything else to a solid print. For example, I wouldn’t recommend wearing the print on your shoes, pants and handbag all in the same look. It’ll look too busy and overly done.

Ways to style casually:

  • Pair a houndstooth sweater with straight jeans and flats.
  • Style a longline houndstooth cardigan with black leggings and sneakers.
  • Add a houndstooth blazer over a white bodysuit with black jeans.

Dressing Houndstooth Up

houndstooth mini skirt, the print you'll be seeing everywhere this fall

Dressing houndstooth up is just as fun as creating casual looks. Add this print to your workwear wardrobe rotation for a fun alternative to solid prints. Houndstooth works well for workwear because it’s super chic, yet naturally understated too. As the holidays approach, it’s also a great print to wear to holiday gatherings and parties.

Ways to style for dressy occassions:

  • Style a houndstooth pencil or mini skirt with a white or black sweater and knee-high boots.
  • Wear houndstooth loafers or flats with ankle pants and a white button down.
  • Pair a houndstooth sheath dress with black pumps.

Houndstooth Outfit Ideas

Houndstooth Cardigan and Straight Jeans

houndstooth cardigan with straight jeans
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This fall casual look is the perfect outfit to wear to a fall festival. With this cardigan, it has pops of purple, which is fun because you typically see this print in more neutral colors. I layered a basic white tee underneath and paired the cardigan with straight leg jeans and mules. This is definitely a fall uniform that deserves to be worn on repeat.

Houndstooth Purse Styled with a Casual Fall Look

houndstooth purse styled with a casual outfit, the print you'll be seeing everywhere this fall
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If you want to take baby steps of working houndstooth into your wardrobe, trying incorporating the print into your accessories. This purse has rich brown colors, perfect for the fall season. I styled the purse with this casual and flirting outfit with leggings and a turtleneck. Finish the look with these affordable knee-high boots. You could also pair mules with the look for a more understated shoe option.

Houndstooth Blazer Styled with Ankle Pants

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For a business professional look, wear a houndstooth blazer with black dress pants. This blazer is a wool blend, so it also adds texture to the overall look. The six gold buttons on the front give it a modern edge and also has a fringe detail at the bottom of the jacket and sleeves. These black sling-back pumps are made for comfort with their low heel and the prettiest bow on the side of the shoe.

Houndstooth Trousers Styled with a White Button Down

houndstooth trousers with a white button down, the print you'll be seeing everywhere this fall
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If you want a more subtle houndstooth pattern, these trousers feature a smaller print. The wide leg style is an on-trend and paired them with neutral booties. To add a classic touch to this trendy look, I opted to pair a ruffle white button down shirt.

What’s one of your favorite prints to wear in the fall and winter months? Let me know in the comments below!

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