This Classic Jacket Will Never Go Out of Style—Here Are 7 Chic Ways to Style It

There are certain fashion items that will never go out of style—a houndstooth jacket is unquestionably one of them. We see the classic print on the runways season after season styled in modern and fresh ways, bringing a dose of sophistication to every outfit.

While there are a number of chic heritage prints out there, the traditional houndstooth print is characterized by a two-tone textile pattern of broken checks most often designed in black and white. Fun fact: The print does, in fact, have something to do with its canine-sounding name, which was inspired by the uneven shape of a hound dog's teeth.

Nowadays, the print can be seen in so many styles of coats and jackets, including puffers, bomber jackets, and of course sleek blazers. No matter what silhouette you choose, the pattern unquestionably adds a touch of effortless elegance to every ensemble. Get inspired by these chic houndstooth outfits below and shop our favorite houndstooth jackets on the market right now.



Elevate your loungewear and throw a chic houndstooth blazer over a matching knit set.

A relaxed blazer will be your go-to over everything from sweats to dresses.

A houndstooth shacket strikes the perfect balance of casual and sophistiated.


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A cropped silhouette looks particularly charming when paired with a knit dress and tights.

We're already planning on all the fun ways to style this.

An oversize silhouette adds a modern edge.

The chic print will add a sophisticated touch to your winter knits. 


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Get playful with the classic print and opt for a modern houndstooth puffer. Team it with a miniskirt or shorts for a casual-cool look.

Smaller houndstooth prints provide a subtler touch.


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For a fresh take, opt for houndstooth prints in subtle yet striking neutral and blue hues. Wear your jacket over a statement-collar blouse for a pretty touch.

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For an effortlessly cool French-girl look, nothing beats a houndstooth jacket paired with high-waisted jeans.

Choose a blazer with a belt cinched at the waist to create a flattering silhouette.


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For a striking look that will incite all the compliments, layer on a head-to-toe houndstooth outfit.

Wear over a basic tee and high-waisted jeans for a casual-chic look.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. Up next, 10 Outdated Trends We're Leaving Behind and 10 We're Wearing in 2022

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