Everyone has worn houndstooth at least once in their life. You know, the two-tone textile design of broken checks that form a four-pointed star, most commonly seen in black and white? Also known as dogstooth, this checkered pattern originated from the Scottish Lowlands in the 1800s, worn as outerwear by shepherds. Soon after, it was featured in scarves and skirts of the trendy women of the era, and it has continued as a perennial fashion classic ever since. It rose to especially high fame in the 1990s, when it was used with wool for the perfect pea coat of celebrities and designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Moschino. This winter, houndstooth is back at the height of its design, appearing in a variety of fabrics. There’s a plethora of ways to work this trend, so make some room in your closet for houndstooth this season!