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The Houndstooth Jacket

The houndstooth jacket is a fall must-have. It’s timeless, supremely versatile and telegraphs serious power and sophistication. For fall, we reworked the style icon in the Hutchinson dickey jacket—a trend-driven boyfriend blazer that feels right for right now. The cut is bigger, boxier, cooler. Dress it up or dress it down—houndstooth works like a neutral and is incredibly easy to style.

Here, our favorite ways to wear this closet hero…

Well Suited

Double up on the pattern for greater impact—whether for work or a night out. The trick to styling comes down to the proportions. Since the jacket is slightly oversized, pair with slim-cut pants for balance. Wear over our Pelona velvet top—the perfect warm-weather underpinning. Finish with heels—our houndstooth Mirren mules, perhaps?—and, to play up the feminine factor further, accessorize with the removable belt for waist definition.

At Ease

Sure, houndstooth brings to mind Savile Row’s storied tailoring (see also: herringbone, pinstripes and glen plaids), but you can easily take the look to more street-chic terrain—just add jeans. Build on the relaxed vibe by zipping in one of our hoodie dickeys and pairing with sneakers. For a day-to-night quick-change, swap the kicks for strappy sandals.

Mix It Up

Think houndstooth can’t pair with florals? Think again. Try pairing the Hutchinson with our silk-charmeuse Nasime skirt—the combo works since the patterns are in the same color family. Plus, by layering the tomboyish jacket over an ultra-feminine look, you add a shot of cool contrast in an oh-so-effortless way.