Saturday, September 27, 2008

Houndstooth and Gingham and Checks, Oh My!

In my last article, I discussed the current popularity of plaid in fashion. Well, other patterns that bear similarities to plaid (such as houndstooth or argyle) are also in right now. Like plaid, these checkered patterns are also perfect for the fall. So, as a follow up to my Mad About Plaid article, I will post some items resembling plaid that I found online below and then go into more details about these patterns afterwards.
Awesome Argyle:

Argyle Crop Cardigan, $18.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Argyle Knee High Socks, $4.99, charlotterusse.com

Argyle Sweater, $18.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Neon Argyle Socks, $4.99, charlotterusse.com

Patsy Argyle Platform, $38.80, shown in black/pink; also available in black/white, sizes 5.5-9, forever21.com

Rainbow Argyle Tee, $14.80, available in sizes Small and Medium, forever21.com

Apostrophe Argyle Pendant Necklace, $20.00, sears.com

Apostrophe Argyle Stretch Bracelet, $15.00, sears.com

Covington Argyle Bamboo Knee Highs, $6.00, shown in navy; also available in khaki, black, brown, and gray, sears.com

Covington Heart Argyle Knee Highs, $6.00, shown in black; also available in khaki, navy, and heather gray, sears.com

LL Cool J Layered Argyle, $17.99, shown in purple; also available in black, sizes Small-Extra Large, sears.com

Self Esteem Argyle Vest With Hooded Vest, $20.99, available in sizes Small-Large, sears.com

Self Esteem Argyle Vest With Screen, $20.99, available in sizes Small-Large, sears.com

Ultra Flirt Argyle Sweater Dress, $24.99, shown in gray/yellow, also available in brown/camel and black/pink, sears.com

Argyle Halter Vest, $18.50, shown in potent purple; also available in black, sizes XS-XL (XS and XL not available in potent purple), wetseal.com

Argyle Sweater Dress, $27.50, shown in teal; also available in brown and purple, sizes XS-XL (XS only available in brown), wetseal.com

Sharp Houndstooth:

Cropped Houndstooth Sweater, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Beret, $9.99, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Cabbie Hat, $10.99, shown in black/white; also available in brown combo, sears.com

Houndstooth Cadet Hat, $10.99, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Chiffon Halter, $19.99, available in sizes M and L, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Patent Pumps, $22.99, shown in brown combo; also available in black combo, sizes 6-10, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Rhinestone Top, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Neon Houndstooth Socks, $4.99, charlotterusse.com

Oversized Houndstooth Top, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Tweed Houndstooth Top, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Houndstooth Belted Dress, $25.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Fedora Hat, $12.50, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Fur Trim Vest, $29.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Jacket, $14.75, available in sizes 0-13, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Pencil Skirt, $24.50, available in sizes M and L, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Tube Dress, $24.50, available in sizes S-XL, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Tunic, $16.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Neon Houndstooth Knee Sock, $5.00, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Scarf, $8.50, shown in purple; also available in black/white, wetseal.com

Houndstooth Skinny Jean, $29.50, available in sizes 1-15, wetseal.com

Large Houndstooth Clutch, $16.50, wetseal.com

Gorgeous Gingham:

Gingham Wedge, $24.99, available in sizes 5-10, alloy.com

High Waisted Gingham Skirt, $24.99, available in sizes 5, 9, and 11, charlotterusse.com

Jasmine Gingham Top, $14.99, available in sizes XS-L, delias.com

Maya Gingham Top, $9.99, available in sizes XS-M, delias.com

Emily Halter Top, $9.99, available in sizes XS and S, delias.com

Gingham Bow Headband, $2.80, shown in blue; also available in red and purple, forever21.com

Gingham Check 3Q Jacket, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Gingham Check Tennis Skirt, $19.80, available in sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Gingham Tights, $6.80, shown in black/white, also available in brown/black and grey/black, sizes SM and ML, forever21.com

Gingham Tunic Or Dress, $19.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Jaynie Gingham Woven Shirt, $19.80, available in sizes Small and Medium, forever21.com

Layered Top With Removable Collar, $24.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Gingham 3Q Wool Blend Jacket, $29.80, available in sizes Medium and Large, forever21.com

Gingham Sweater Chiffon Top, $22.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Sweet Tartan:

Skinny Plaid Crop, $5.99, available in sizes 1-13, alloy.com

Tartan Slingback, $29.50, available in sizes 5.5-10, alloy.com

Tartan Bomber, $24.80, shown in olive; also available in grey, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Tartan And Lace Skirt, $19.80, available in sizes X-Small and Small, forever21.com

Tartan DB Vest, $19.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Tartan Vest, $17.80, available in sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Tartan Cami Top, $7.80, shown in burgundy; also available in navy, sizes Small-Large, forever21.com

Check It Out:

AE Checked Favorite Shirt, $19.95, shown in rose blush; also available in light blue check, light blue check is available in sizes 6-18 and rose blush is available in sizes 0, 6, 10, and 16, ae.com

Neon Checks Socks, $4.99, charlotterusse.com

Zippered Vest Top, $19.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Checkered Belt, $8.00, claires.com

White Checkered Belt, $10.00, claires.com

Checkered Ring, $10.00, claires.com

Buffalo Check Scarf, $16.50, shown in pink; also available in blue and green, delias.com

Lindsay Heart Tank, $7.99, available in sizes XS-XL, delias.com

Pamela Check Dress, $39.50, available in sizes XS-XL, delias.com

Bold Check Headband, $3.80, forever21.com

Checkered Popover Dress, $44.99, available in sizes XS-M, gap.com

Checker Suspenders, $6.00, mandee.com

Double Handle CheckerPrint Hobo, $26.00, shown in red; also available in black, mandee.com


David & Young Newsboy Hat, $18.00, nordstrom.com

Checker Splatter Pyramid Belt, $15.99, available in sizes sml-lrg, pacsun.com

Neon Checkboard Belt, $16.50, available in sizes sml-lrg, pacsun.com


Betseyville Checked Cosmetic Case, $20.00, urbanoufitters.com

Like plaid, these patterns are also very diverse and can be worn with this season's many popular styles; be it preppy, menswear inspired, etc; so mix and match to your hearts content. Remember, fashion is all about taking risks, so don't be afraid to try different things; and most of all, have fun!

6 comments:

gogodibsy :D said...

Do you have any ideas for some nice halloween costumes and some punk princess-ish clothes? :D

Tara said...

Hey GoGoDibsy! I love your new nickname! It's funny that you mentioned Halloween costumes because I was actually just preparing to do an article on that. So look forward to seeing it soon. As For the punk/princess clothes, I will try to look into doing something about that as well now that you've mentioned it! :)

gogodibsy :D said...

Thanks so much for everything! :D I'm really sorry I haven't been talking to you yet, but I promise you that I will be coming over more regularly! :D

Tara said...

It's ok that you haven't commented here that much lately. I've been very busy myself so I totally understand what it's like. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your blog either. I will soon though. :)

gogodibsy :D said...

Ok, I look forward to it! :D

Tanya said...

Everything is looking fabulous..! I like that houndstooth chiffon halter.