Easing Houndstooth Into Your Wardrobe

Easing Houndstooth Into Your Wardrobe
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Easing Houndstooth Into Your Wardrobe

I promise this post isn’t clickbait. I am actually talking about houndstooth, not cupcakes (but I will say these cupcakes were pretty dang tasty)!

I was scrolling through Instagram today when I read someone’s caption, which said, “if Walmart can start pulling out the pecan pie fall flavored M&Ms, that means it’s socially acceptable for me to pull out the cardigans.” I had to smile because that’s exactly the way my mind operates! In my case, if the Halloween pop-up stores are beginning to tack up their signs, I’m completely free to wear sweaters and booties and autumnal garb without shame – though I can’t promise it’ll be without sweat! 😂

Fall is my favorite season. When I was a little girl, I had a habit of choosing every season as my favorite season. As I’ve gotten older, I realized I really dislike summer. Heat and bugs and no respite is unpleasant (especially when your car’s AC doesn’t function properly). I’m not opposed to spring, but the allergies are killer – and it seems to never make up its mind of whether it’s actually hot or cold! Winter brings bitter chills and snow that keeps me inside for days. I’m too much of a busy-body for all that! Autumn has the most wonderful weather, the prettiest colors, and it means transitioning into the holiday season.

I’m all about it! It’s been fun sharing how I’m styling some of my new Forever 21 pieces for the end of summer and into fall. This sweater is one of those pieces, but unfortunately it’s already sold out on the website. I’m on the waiting list for when it comes back, and you all will be the first ones alerted, I guarantee it! For now, you can also read my first and second post in this mini-series! Now let’s chat about houndstooth, baby!

Outfit Details // similar sweater | similar skirt | similar booties | similar bag | necklace | earrings

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

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I used to believe houndstooth was only for the Blair Waldorfs of the world.

You know, the ones who went to prep school and brunched every weekend, sipping on bellinis and getting their nails done (no wait – that’s just the girls in Gossip Girl). Not sure why that was my perception of this particular print, but it’s long since been demolished, and a new perception has taken its place: houndstooth is for everyone! It’s a truly classic print. Sure, it has its place in the preppy community, but it also finds itself in a variety of other genres!

As someone who doesn’t like to nail themselves into a particular style class, I’ve found that houndstooth can be worn so many ways. For my own wardrobe, the best way to ease it in was this mini skirt. I purchased it last year at H&M, but here is a very similar option. The print isn’t overwhelming. If anything, it’s so subtle you almost believe it’s checked rather than houndstooth until you look closely. The first time I wore it was with a mustard sweater, and rather than Blair Waldorf, I was giving off some seriously Cher from Clueless vibes! That’s my way of indicating that it truly can be styled endlessly! Take a look below at some of my favorite houndstooth options!

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Easing Houndstooth Into Your Wardrobe

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

Outfit Details // similar sweater | similar skirt | similar booties | similar bag | necklace | earrings



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    August 17, 2018 at 10:04 AM

    You look adorable in houndstooth!! I’m ready for fall fashion, but I also don’t want summer to end, lol!!!

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    August 17, 2018 at 10:08 AM

    It’s such a great print. Also, now I really want a cupcake.


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    Tanvi Rastogi
    August 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM

    You carry everything so well. Love the pictures. And now I wanna have a cupcake 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    August 17, 2018 at 11:45 AM

    Seriously Stephanie you are the cutest and I’m loving houndstooth! It’s such a classic print and always look chic. Love that skirt. Perfect for Fall!


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    August 17, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    That skirt is adorable! I love the texture and detailing. SO perfect for Fall

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    August 17, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Great post! I love houndstooth and your skirt is so pretty, I love how you styled it. Of course, now I am craving cupcakes! haha


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    August 17, 2018 at 3:10 PM

    I love how you styled this houndstooth skirt! The perfect material for fall!


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    August 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    This cupcake shop is TOO cute and love this transitional look for fall!

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    Helena Marz
    August 17, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    You are too cute! This houndstooth skirt looks super cute on you! I am the same way about summer in some ways…I don’t love summer as much as I did when I was younger. I seem to like the cooler weather lol

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    August 17, 2018 at 7:39 PM

    I have definitely always associated Houndsooth as preppy haha but I really love how you styled it more cute and casual here. I’d totally try this look out! Also, super jealous of all of your cute photo locations!

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    August 17, 2018 at 8:26 PM

    This look is soooo trendy. I’m in love!! Great pictures.


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    August 17, 2018 at 9:15 PM

    You look great in that skirt! And now I’m craving a cupcake!

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    August 18, 2018 at 1:07 AM

    Love the houndstooth print babe, I think it’s a great Fall print too and this skirt is so cute on you!

    cute & little

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    Alix Maza
    August 18, 2018 at 10:33 AM

    I love Houndstooth! Apparently it’s a big trend for fall, love the idea of easing it into your wardrobe.

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    August 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    Houndstooth is seriously the best and I’m definitely going to be wearing it all fall and winter. Your skirt, the camisole top, blazers, and dresses I would totally wear.

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    August 18, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Yes girl bring on all of the fall prints!

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    Christina Beauchamp
    August 19, 2018 at 9:53 AM

    Nope, houndstooth is not only for the Blair Waldorfs of the world. It is also for the Serena Vanderwoodsen. 🙂

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    Tara Fuller
    August 19, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    i love houndstooth! it’s such a classic print and so fun on skirts!

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    hannah shanae
    August 19, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    I love houndstooth pattern! You styled this look perfectly. 🙂

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    Laura Leigh
    August 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

    Oh my goodness I absolutely adore this look on you! Also, I really want a cupcake now haha. I know you said it wasn’t click bait but man do those cupcakes look good!!! Great styling lady!

    xo Laura Leigh

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    August 20, 2018 at 10:20 AM

    I’m with you – Autumn is my favorite season too! It’s mostly for the same reasons as you but with the added benefit that my birthday is in the Fall as well haha.
    I am loving fall textures and prints right now so I d=basically turned into the heart eye emoji when I saw that skirt on you!

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    August 20, 2018 at 3:35 PM

    This outfit so so chic. I love love love the skirt! All the other pieces too, from the booties to the handbag.

    Xx, Nailil

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    August 20, 2018 at 3:39 PM

    I love how you styled this skirt! You look ready for fall but still appropriate for the current weather!

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    Lauryn Hock
    August 21, 2018 at 3:18 PM

    The skirt is really really cute on you! I wish it wasn’t time for fall style… I miss summer and its not even all the way over yet. 🙁

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    August 21, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    I quite like houndstooth, and that skirt is adorable on you! I do have a sweater with it.

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    August 24, 2018 at 3:16 AM

    That cupcake shop is so cute and so is your skirt!! Loving the outfit.

    xo, Laura

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