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Checkered elegance and contrasts: how to wear and match houndstooth skirts in spring

Black and white houndstooth fabric

A classic fantasy of the female wardrobe that gives the skirt a chic appeal, perfect to wear even in spring in a mix and match look

Houndstooth is one of the optical patterns , from basic combos like black and white to colorful ones, the most popular in our winter wardrobe, but in times of climate upheaval and sustainability, it is worth preserving our houndstooth skirts and postpone its turn in the change of season. Even in spring , especially in the evening when the temperatures are not yet warm enough, this elegant and chic skirt can make us play games of surprising mix and match looks.

Pied de poule, the fabric with Scottish origins that will become cult thanks to Dior

The elegant vocation of pied de poule has been almost hidden since its origins. In fact, in the 1800s it was the Scottish shepherds who chose this pattern drawn on a woolen cloth, then over time the iconic pattern passed from tartan to scarves and skirts. It will be in 1930, when the wealthy social classes make it their symbol of class and wealth, that it will begin to reveal all its innate finesse and elegance.

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Initially it was conceived only in black and white , but then fashion took its course by also proposing bright colors: in 1947 from Ferragamo to Dior , the pied de poule became the quintessence of feminine elegance and in fact Dior made it iconic by signing the packaging of the Miss Dior fragrance, a tribute by the couturier to his sister, whose personality was recently celebrated in the Maison's latest autumn/winter 2023-2024 show .

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Dior paves the way that will decree its definitive success in 1960: Chanel, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, no one will give up the optical fantasy within their collections, also conquering the hearts of the stars. To date, Lady Gaga does not hide a great passion for it, who loves to wear this texture in any color and even in a total look.

How to wear the houndstooth skirt in spring

We are well aware that at the stroke of spring we are determined to get rid of winter clothes but the current low temperatures can give us one last opportunity to mix spring and winter must-haves. The Pied de poule skirt is one of these: sheath, pleated, miniskirt or even long, it is the garment that will be able to give the most informal look a chic and refined touch. Play with the mix and march of fabrics, combining it for example with eco-leather : the effect will be rock'n'chic.

Amphibians, ankle boots, Texan boots are the perfect footwear to enhance houndstooth skirts and give the right dose of audacity to dilute the elegance that characterizes the fabric. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a coolness look even for the office, the sheath model with a pair of suede knee-high boots and a blouse will be the winning combo also for an after-work aperitif.

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And to always match the colors in the best possible way, pay attention to the nuances of your skirt: just choose a top in one of the nuances of the optical pattern. You will thus be certain of always creating harmonious and colorful combinations, decidedly more in the spring trend.

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