Tweed & Houndstooth

Wai Ming, a St. Louis-based contemporary women’s apparel line, made black and white memorable during Saint Louis Fashion Week with a collection filled with sophisticated combinations of the two colors.  The line masterfully fused texture, print, and sharp silhouettes, making its largely muted color palette stand out on the runway.  One of my favorite looks in the Wai Ming collection mixed tweed and houndstooth.  Today’s post draws inspiration from that look.

My Anthropologie “Mitzie Channeled” Tunic is made winter-ready when layered over a houndstooth shirt and worn with ponte knit leggings and boots.  My cozy, oversized, French Connection “Poodle” coat provides the perfect topper.

Tweed and houndstooth, anthropologie mitzie channeled tunic 4c

Tweed and houndstooth, anthropologie mitzie channeled tunic 3c

Tweed and houndstooth, anthropologie mitzie channeled tunic 1c

Shirt—The Limited | similar, similar

Tunic—Anthropologie | Gap option

Leggings—Target | similar, similar

Coat—French Connection | similar, option

Boots—b.o.c. | similar

Bag—Kate Spade | similar

Earrings—Kendra Scott

Bracelet—J.Crew Factory

Watch—Michael Kors | similar

Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstick, Mac “Magenta” lip pencil

Here are a couple other tweed and houndstooth combinations I’d like to try:

Tweed Combinations to try

Houndstooth dress + Tweed Pumps

Tweed Blazer + Houndstooth Blouse

I’m linking with Mix and Match Fashion for the What I Wore to Work challenge today.


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  1. December 19, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    This outfit looks great! I have a very similar tunic.. I may steal the look!

    • December 20, 2013 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks, Shalini! Definitely use the look…I'd be flattered!

  2. December 19, 2013 / 3:57 pm

    Gorgeous! I love black and white! I know it's probably very cold but the snow looks so great, like adding more white to the outfit lol

    • December 20, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      Cool! I've been loving black and white a lot lately.

      Yes, that snow is so beautiful for real. I've enjoyed photographing in the snow all week.

  3. December 19, 2013 / 11:31 pm

    Hi, That is a cool combination of tops…very unexpected! I can see that you really like B&W from your other pics. 🙂 I'm stopping by from the Linkup, so keep in touch!
    Merrie @

    • December 20, 2013 / 3:26 pm

      Thanks so much for swinging by from the linkup, Merrie. Let's definitely stay in touch.