I’m not sure whether my interest in houndstooth came before or after my interest with Salvatore Ferragamo. As far as I can see, it was this brand that brought this classic print back into fashion so I may just say it was simultaneous.
As I was only praising tartan a few months ago, you may think I’ve unwillingly fallen for all things Scottish. I don’t think that’s the case and if you get a chance, read a little re: Salvatore Ferragamo as it’s an interesting story. The brand has gone through a bit of a ‘resurrection’ recently, as I’m sure you all noticed. The moment I saw their houndstooth heels for the first time I knew I need something like that, black and white, asap.
I’m not huge into patterns in general so I thought the shoes may be a little too much. When I came across this blazer though, I knew I’m on the right track. It’s been already subject to some jokes (men, what do they know about fashion huh?!) but I think it’s fantastic and a brilliant way to move away from black, standard blazers, especially when it’s cold now and I personally never seem to leave for work without a blazer anymore.
I was very aware of the ‘Gaga affect’ and I wanted to make sure to avoid it (BTW I loved Evan Rachel Wood in these).
I stayed clear from other patterns when putting the outfit together and I paired it with small injections of colour. It’s not the most exciting of outfits but great for a standard 9-to-5 day.
Blouse – New Look
Blazer – H&M
Skirt – tailor made
Belt – Penneys
Bag – from Thailand
Scarf – present
Boots – Zara
Ring – Penneys