The hounds are unleashed! The classic houndstooth print has always been the epitome of sophistication in terms of formal wear, but lately we’ve been seeing an edgier interpretation of the black and white checkered pattern. Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection took a sexy spin on houndstooth with plunging necklines, halter tops, pencil skirts with a slit and mixing it with animal prints. The trend graced the FLASH section of November's Vogue and was spotted on Lady Gaga from head to toe, literally. This Fashionista wore the houndstooth print in a more understated way than Mother Monster, but still amped up the glamour with a black faux fur vest. 

Name: Alexandra Pascu

Major: Accounting 

Year: Senior 

CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your style? 

Alexandra Pascu: I would describe my style as simple, girly, trendy, but not eccentric. 

CF: Describe your favorite outfit for fall. 

AP: My favorite outfit for fall is a simple dress with wedge booties and a camel color jacket or a fur vest. 

CF: What are a few of your favorite stores and designers? 

AP: Some of my favorite stores are Michael Kors, Armani Exchange, and BCBG. As for department stores, I love shopping at Macy’s. My favorite designer is Zuhair Murad. I adore his dresses. 

CF: What is one item in your wardrobe that you can never live without? 

AP: I can never live without my favorite Armani Exchange pair of jeans. 

How To: This Fashionista allowed her H&M houndstooth printed sweaterdress and MICHAEL Michael Kors faux fur vest be the stand out pieces of her outfit. Try this retro Amy Winehouse by Fred Perry houndstooth sweater from ASOS and this black faux fur vest by BB Dakota. Keep the accessories simple and to a minimum. Wear black tights or leggings under the sweater with knee-high boots and a thin belt cinched at the waist. 

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