Best Bet: Fashion Hound


We've eyed anything covered in houndstooth ever since Alexander McQueen showed the pattern on dresses, coats, pants, and accessories for his fall 2009 collection. But since a multi-thousand-dollar item isn't in the budget right now, this blouse by Patterson J. Kincaid will satisfy any hunger for the pattern. The fit is slouchy and loose, which means it will look nice and casual with a great pair of jeans. Or, tuck it into a skirt for a more buttoned-up look. Just make sure to throw on a cami before you walk out the door — even though the pattern involves patches of black, it's generally sheer.

$98 at