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houndstooth clothing takes gold

November 3, 2020

Fall is the perfect time of year to experiment with different colors and patterns. Between skin prints and plaids, warm hues, and vibrant pops of color, the Fall 2020 Collection has it all. Today, we’re focusing on houndstooth clothing and some of our favorite Golden Rule pieces. Houndstooth is a classic pattern that acts as a modern neutral, pairing easily with grayscale hues, bold tones, and even contrasting prints. The possibilities are endless. We especially love this contemporary print when styled back to the yellows that make up our Golden Rule trend. Yellow is such a versatile color that’s great for fall, channeling the changing of the leaves and brightening your day.

Executive Fashion Director Becky Jantzen has created a special capsule that mixes different houndstooth pieces with various glints of gold. She’s styling these fall must-haves together and separately to create outfits that are simply to die for! Check out the exclusive video to see the final looks in action, and then keep reading for more details on each outfit.

Featured Items: Goals Cardigan, ATC Layered Tee (Tank Only), Houndstooth Trouser

Try a monochromatic look that plays off the black and white pattern of the Houndstooth Trouser. Style with a solid black tank and matching black cardigan. This will let the houndstooth print be the center of attention.

Featured Items: Citizen Jacket, ATC Layered Tee (Tank Only), Houndstooth Trouser

A pop of color is a great surprise when styling with black and white. Pair the solid black tank of the ATC Layered Tee back to the Houndstooth Trouser, then go for an unexpected golden jacket to fit right into the Golden Rule trend.

Featured Items: Houndstooth Jacket, ATC Layered Tee (Tank Only), Houndstooth Trouser

The Houndstooth suit is our contemporary take on professional attire. The drape of the jacket’s scarf-like collar plays beautifully off the wide-legged cut of the trousers for a slouchy effect. Balance out the pattern with a solid black tank.

Featured Items: Houndstooth Jacket, ATC Layered Tee, Houndstooth Trouser

As the weather cools down, simply add on the top layer of the ATC Layered Tee beneath the suit for an outfit that looks cool and feels warm.

Featured Items: Houndstooth Jacket, Birdwatcher Top, Houndstooth Trouser

The Houndstooth suit is practically begging to be mixed and matched with a contrasting print. Add in the Birdwatcher Top for a dash of yellow amidst this classy, black and white ensemble.

Featured Items: Houndstooth Jacket, Birdwatcher Top, High Skinny

Suits were meant to be broken apart and worn separately. Give the Houndstooth Jacket its moment in the sun by pairing back to gray skinny jeans and a printed top.

Featured Items: Citizen Jacket, Birdwatcher Top, High Skinny

Nothing brightens your day quite like a pop of yellow. Style the gray High Skinny jeans with the Birdwatcher Top, then match the gold in the print back to the Citizen Jacket.

Featured Items: Goals Cardigan,Birdwatcher Top, High Skinny

Sometimes, a great pattern should stand alone. Go for a simple look that styles the Birdwatcher Top back to the gray High Skinny jeans and let the pattern speak for itself.

Featured Items: Citizen Jacket, ATC Layered Tee (Top Layer), Birdwatcher Top, High Skinny

What’s the best thing about fall fashion? Layering! Try styling the cropped top layer of the ATC Layered Tee over the Birdwatcher Top to play with proportions, then add the vibrant Citizen Jacket on top. Peel off the layers in the afternoon sun, then add them back on as the evening chill rolls in.

Featured Items: Citizen Jacket, ATC Layered Tee (Tank Only), High Skinny

Temper a bright gold jacket like the Citizen Jacket by pairing back to grayscale hues. This look styles the black tank of the ATC Layered Tee with the vintage-gray High Skinny jeans so the jacket can be the main event.

Featured Items: Houndstooth Jacket, Cheerful Blouse, High Skinny

Go ahead, contradict yourself…by wearing contrasting prints! Style the floral and striped Cheerful Blouse back to the Houndstooth Jacket for some expert-level pattern mixing, then balance the look with solid color jeans.

Featured Items: Goals Cardigan, Cheerful Blouse, High Skinny

Dark-ground florals paired with a grayscale palette makes for the perfect Fairytale Ending outfit. Style the antique-gray wash High Skinny jeans back to the Cheerful Blouse, and top it all off with a solid black cardigan.

These looks are pure gold! We hope this capsule has inspired you to experiment with pattern and color. Which outfit is your favorite? (It’s okay if you have more than one…we certainly do!)  Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Here’s to a bright, stylish fall!