Monday, December 3, 2012

Hella Good Houndstooth

Back in the late '90s/early '00s, houndstooth was my jam. My obsession with No Doubt and Gwen Stefani was at its peak and every store appropriately geared to my 13-year-old tastes was carrying the classic revamped print. Did you know its origin dates back to the 1800s? I bet my teenage self didn't appreciate its historical value!

The bigger, bolder, more graphic print of this decade kinda sorta reintroduced by Gwen & Co. is reminiscent of the checkers that the skater/punk scene adopted as their own back when Dave Grohl was a lowly drummer and Courtney Love was covering SPIN. Truth is, houndstooth has not and will never go out of style so long as designers keep updating and reworking its check pattern or reminding us how versatile it can be in every wardrobe. Coming up on what I'd like to call my 15-year reunion with my favorite band in the world (Dec. 6 @ Universal Amphitheatre, baby!), I've been spotting the print everywhere. I'd love to pay homage to the ska/punk genre's trademark print at the show. How do you think I should rock and roll my houndstooth? Help, please!

1. Sheri Bodell spiked houndstooth dress | 2. Vince Camuto houndstooth colorblock tuxedo pant | 3. Raoul ellipse leather-trimmed top | 4. Chloe Elsie leather and tween crossbody | 5. L.A.M.B. Oneida black houndstooth wedges | 6. MANGO metallic houndstooth jacket | 7. Case Scenario "House of Holland" iPhone 4/4s case | 8. Tibi houndstooth shift dress | 9. Madewell pleated houndstooth mini skirt

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