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Houndstooth mania: from coats to dresses, here’s how to wear the trendy print of the season


Pied de poule patterned

The iconic and chic print that Paloma Picasso liked so much is the flagship graphic of the season: seeing is believing.

In late autumn, ready to prepare for the cold gusts of winter, the truth is that we need little certainties that make us feel good, so from the outfits to the prints we will always choose colors, shapes and patterns that will give us this certainty. The pied de poule , from the French the meaning is crow’s feet due to its checkered crossings that recall the shape of the animal’s paws, is part of this entourage of certainties: from narrow to oversized squares, a dress or coat in wool or cotton remind us a little of those soft grandmother’s blankets that prepare us to respond to winter in a warm embrace.

The houndstooth coat, a passion of Paloma Picasso yesterday and of the catwalks today

But not only that, because the houndstooth can now also boast of a chic curriculum, if we think of the icons and designers who have been able to enhance it and wear it with class. First of all Paloma Picasso , daughter of the painter, who made the macro version in black and white infamous, super trendy since the two-tone games have returned to dominate the scene. To make it ultra-chic fabric, however, it was also the signature of Chanel , which from clothing to accessories has made it one of the trademarks.

Chanel effect that reaches today in the fall / winter 2021 collections: Silvian Heach for example suggests transforming the foot de poule into a total look, and there are those who remind us of the class and rigor that this print gives to the blazer , also in the night fever version in a model where two different houndstooth and double-faced coexist. Also spotted on the catwalks of Dolce and Gabbana , Stella McCartney , this pattern could not even reach the windows of fashion retail and confirm that yes, at least one piece in houndstooth is a must have for this year’s winter wardrobe.

Zara, Mango, Ovs: coats, dresses and houndstooth shacket, the 2021 models

So do not stop only at the idea of โ€‹โ€‹the houndstooth coat, undoubtedly evergreen of the winter wardrobe, but also let yourself be conquered by the latest trends. A great comeback this winter is the shacket , the jacket shirt that for a sporty look is a perfect alternative to the blazer, and Ovs also offers it in houndstooth. If you want to opt for a total look, combine it with a houndstooth miniskirt and a pair of ankle boots, for a retro look.

Shacket houndstooth Ovs
Photo source: https://www.ovs.it/it/shacket-fantasia-pied-de-poule-baby-angel/001335182-001.html

– Even in the new Mango fall / winter 2021 collection the houndstooth is a big hit, not only in the classic two-tone black and white , but even in original and trendy combinations such as lilac and white on jackets that refer to the iconic tweed models , or chasing another classic such as the black and burgundy combination. In addition to the minis, however, this year also the bermuda pants in wool or cotton, precisely in the houndstooth version set the trend, also to be combined with jackets and blazers for a more daring and unexpected tailleu effect .

Total look Zara houndstooth
Photo source: https://www.zara.com/it/it/blazer-struttura-pied-de-poule-p08557120.html

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