Styling tips for dogtoothColour. Dogtooth looks crisp added to solid neutrals and to blocks of colour: fuchsia, cobalt blue, sunny yellow, magenta, or red.
Retro potentiality. Watch out for the retro (1960s, 1970s) potentiality: there's inspired and there's costume-y. If an outfit is too literal, it is best reserved for the under 30s.
- A big-ticket item like a coat or a dress. Choose simple lines and unfussy constructions and let the pattern do all the talking.
Hobbs Talitha Dress / Coast Eileen Coat / Zara Plaited Shopper Bag / Calvin Klein Annie Slingback Shoes / Alexis Bittar Tartan Bracelet / Wallis Black Monochrome Stripe Earrings /Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Scarlet Siren / Estée Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red.
George Dogtooth Cowl Neck Dress / Romwe Large Lapel Coat / Kate Spade Pilgrim Hill Quinn Handbag / J.Crew Viv Patent Flats / Linea Pelle Sliced Belt / Dents Leather Gloves / Kate Spade Dotz Bib Necklace / Jet Brooch (antique) / Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.
Matalan Dogtooth Skirt / Hobbs Penelope Trench Coat / Ralph Lauren Black Label Polo Sweater / Radley Christa Handbag / Clarks Asha Shooties / Joan Shepp Cashmere and Leather Gloves / Debenhams Black Felt Hat / Kendra Scott Dalton Earrings / Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Uber Beige / Revlon Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude
|Styling tips for houndstooth: A Blouse by Caroline Grant. [Background image: The New Yorker cover September 12 2011. Reflections by Ana Juan. Juan’s image evokes both the reflecting pools at soon-to-be-opened Ground Zero Memorial and the black-on-black cover that The New Yorker published in the aftermath of 9/11].|
Alexander McQueen Houndstooth Pussy-bow Shirt / Gérard Darel Wide Black Trousers / Michael Kors Fine-knit Cashmere Cardigan / Jason Wu Handbag / VC Signature Francoise Pumps at Nordstrom / Lara Bohinc Apollo Belt / Ted Muehling Long Berry Earrings / Gucci Square-frame Sunglasses / Janeo Gold & Rhodium Enamel Bangle / Estée Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Nectarine/ Nars Nail Lacquer in Dovima.
A handbag, a scarf, a pair of shoes: always look for the best quality you can afford, because dogtooth can look very tacky in cheap materials.
Oasis Colour Block Belted Shirt Dress / Mango White Coat / Gherardini Handbag / L.K. Bennett Bury Pumps / Dior Carré Runway Silk Scarf / Kate Spade Bethesda Terrace Gusset Gloves / Marni Hot Red Earrings / Nars Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave / Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Scarlet Chinois.