Houndstooth, also referred to as Dogtooth (shown on a smaller scale it can be referred to as Puppytooth) is a black and white pattern that originated in the Scottish Lowlands back in the 1800's (many centuries ago).
This pattern took the original classic of black and white and added a unique spin. It almost seems like a fashionable optical illusion. It's amazing to see how far Houndstooth has traveled and how people incorporate this awesome print in their wardrobe. I'm quite sure you've seen this pattern a time or two (even if you didn't know its name specifically).
Somethings in fashion just never go away, and Houndstooth is one of those faithful fashion staples. It reappears in many ways on the everyday woman and celebrities alike. Here are a few people who have sported houndstooth with ease as well as apparel that can boost your houndstooth closet count.
|Houndstooth gloves, chain purse, iPhone cover, sheer and houndstooth dress, coat, sheath dress, rain boots, peep toe ankle booties, and flats.|
As you can see there are endless ways to insert houndstooth into your wardrobe no matter what your style aesthetic may be. One piece of advice....choose ONE piece of houndstooth print whether it be a skirt, dress, or pair of pumps etc. and tone it down with solid colors. Don't wear houndstooth from head to toe...it may get a little over whelming :)