Checks, herringbone, tartan, stiped or plaid are all classic winter patterns. I do like them all, especially the herringbone, but there is an old time favourite that I have which I don’t think can ever be replaced– the houndstooth (or dogtooth) pattern. It comes in all combinations of colours, but it is the classic monochrome that has stolen my heart forever. I practically have this pattern on everything – tights, handbag, snood, even pyjamas.
However, you must be careful when you wear this pattern. It is best to have just one item with it (or two small matching ones e.g. a scarf and a bag). If you have trousers or, as in my case, a coat in this pattern, the best thing to do is to avoid adding any other dogtooth prints and any other patterns for that matter. It goes with everything, but keep it elegant.