Now Trending: Classic Herringbone

Before the chevron craze, pre-Missoni zig zags, there was herringbone. This classic weaving method forms a series of v’s and resembles a zig zag or chevron pattern. Usually woven from wool, herringbone is traditionally used in outerwear and suiting. This fall season it’s EVERYWHERE: sweaters and suiting, outerwear and handbags, dresses and scarves. Usually woven into shades of gray and tan, herringbone pieces provide the perfect neutral backdrop for a pop of color like teal, mustard, or plum. (And, in case you’re wondering, herringbone got its name because it resembles a herring fish’s skeleton…how’s that for trivia?!?)

1. Elizabeth and James Herringbone Deep V Cardigan ($294)
Vintage styling, traditional patterning, but ultra mod feel. The Olsen twins created a cute cropped topper with their Deep V Cardigan. The genius black-and-tan weave means the ultimate in versatility for your wardrobe.

2. Eugenia Kim Skyler Herringbone Cowl ($176)
Add subtle zig zags over any coat with this cozy neck warmer. Chunky knitted v’s form this extra thick cowl and provide a chic way to ward off autumn’s brisk breezes. 100% Peruvian wool.

3. BB DAKOTA Serena Herringbone Dress ($154)
Sexy leather meets elegant herringbone for a dress rich in contrast and classy-ness. Pair with heels for cocktail hour or layer over a button-up and tights for the office. Brown/black herringbone bodice with black leather high-waisted skirt.

4. Gucci Wool Herringbone Motocross Jacket ($2495)
Herringbone never looked so cooool. Gucci gets it spot-on with this moto-inspired jacket. Cropped, boxy, and finished with an asymmetrical zipper (and zips at the wrists, too), layer this neutral over a pop of color or print for maximum impact.

5. J. Crew Minnie Cropped Wool Herringbone Pants ($130)
Menswear inspired suiting feels like home for herringbone. This rich caramel-colored crop pairs perfectly with a button-up and loafers or a tailored jacket and heels. A big look for fall!

6. SR Squared by Sondra Roberts Herringbone Faux Fur Wristlet ($89)
Furry fun! This darling wristlet tickles your wrist with its faux fur trim, but stays sensible with its neutral herringbone body. Its flirty little tassel finishes this bag perfectly.