Not Your Average set, Houndstooth Be Told
SUIT UP FOR THE STREETS
I’m really feeling the gingham and houndstooth patterns right now. Maybe because summer is approaching and I really want to have a picnic right now. Houndstooth is more of a fall pattern; feels more dark and moody than gingham. I particularly am feeling the houndstooth in this unique suit-y set. It’s got the feels of a suit, but vibes of the street.
I was first sold on the skirt, especially the pattern belt. It’s a nice twist for a structured skirt, but the houndstooth jacket is a bomber style which I haven’t seen before and definitely more street-style. I wanted to play up the monochrome the first time and opted for a high-neck black top underneath. Though for a more street look, I decided a bucket hat was the choice.
The set is so much that my scene-stealer Jessica Buurman boots aren’t even the highlight. Although, next time I would go with some classic black chelsea boots. The set is enough attention.
I also love how versatile both of these pieces are. The skirt feels more classic and can work for a more business-formal look, but the jacket is made for street style. I can see myself styling the jacket separately with black jeans and some bright colored tops underneath.
One thing I would suggest is not using leggings as tights. This should be a given, but I still went with this mistake. You can tell that my legs look thicker in the leggings and looks a bit odd in the boots. Tights have a way of slimming it down, and you have no need to wear socks.
SHOP THE LOOK
Mango Houndstooth Jacket in XS (Sold Out)
Mango Houndstooth Skirt with Buckle in XS (Sold Out)
Jessica Buurman Lewis Boots in Size 5 (Black Only)
And Other Stories Tortoise Sunglasses (Sold Out)