1. Trend alert: Menswear fabric in a feminine silhouette

    Michael Kors Metallic Houndstooth Jacquard Dress $1,295.00
     If you are looking for a versatile new dress this fall consider a slim sheath in houndstooth. Wear it for day, even if it has some sparkle like the one from Michael Kors. Pair it with a tailored jacket and boots for the office. For dinner or casual cocktails add a few yards of pearls and a pair of black patent heels.
    Michael Kors Metallic Houndstooth Jacquard Dress $1,295.00
    If you prefer a more relaxed shape this houndstooth print pleated dress from Mango is only $69.99. It makes a strong fashion statement. Wear it with black tights and a bright jacket to the office. For evening, dress it up with sheer black stockings, kitten-heel sling backs and a Holly Golightly-inspired triple-strand pearl necklace.
    Mango Houndstooth Print Pleated Dress,  $69.99.
    Necklace, real Akoya cultured pearls and sterling clasp. Only $155.