An effortless trend anyone could wear? Sign us up! The pinstripe was previously reserved for corner offices and three-piece suits, but the classic pattern has been popping up all over the streets as of late, asserting itself as an everyday fall essential for the street style elite — It girls, editors and fashionable femmes everywhere (yeah, that’s you). These aren’t your dad’s snoozy stripes, after all. Whether they’re teamed with a slinky slip dress, menswear-inspired trousers or an oversized button-down shirt (tucked into mom jeans, no less), these girlboss stripes serve up a serious dose of sophistication around the clock. Never one to pass up an opportunity to teach an old style standby a few new tricks, Style Resolutions is bringing you three fresh ways to wear the iconic print. Be it the workweek or a laid-back weekend hang sesh, pinstripes are about to become your new sartorial go-to.
How to Wear Pinstripes for Work
Fake it ’til you make it with a pinstripe suit jacket that’s guaranteed to earn you some serious style points at the office. Could the crossover styling and tailored fit be any more on-the-job appropriate? We think not. To avoid going down the too-stuffy route, skip the standard button-down shirt for a brightly striped blouse with a dreamy high-neck collar (double the stripes, double the fun). Amped-up accessories are non-negotiable, and statement hoops, sharp metallic loafers and a modern top-handle cross-body certainly won’t disappoint.
Zara Crossover Pinstripe Jacket ($129) + Topshop Stripe Crinkle Sleeveless Top ($46), Mango Belt Straight-Fit Trousers ($80), Intentionally Blank Franz Leather Heel ($189), H&M Hammered Hoop Earrings ($8), Parisa NYC Stage II Addicted Cross Body Bag ($259), Dolce & Gabbana DG3247 Eyeglasses ($310)
How to Wear Pinstripes for a Night Out
Your nine-to-five isn’t the only place pinstripes can hang. Make them feel party-ready by enlisting the help of sleek metallics, glitzy baubles and playful pops of vibrant color. Instead of donning the standard bodycon or LBD (snooze), toss on a two-tone slip dress and proceed to pair with your most show-stopping set of ankle strap sandals and shimmery rainbow drop earrings that will make the disco ball jealous. Drape a pinstripe jacket over your shoulders to ground the look for an OMG-worthy getup that will keep all eyes on you.
Zara Crossover Pinstripe Jacket ($129) + Topshop Boutique Lame Panelled Slip Dress ($180), Jeffrey Campbell Evonda Studded Heel ($135), Iosselliani Multicolor Cluster Clip Earrings ($257), Kara Gold Circle Clutch ($195), Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Violet Ink ($26)
How to Wear Pinstripes on the Weekend
Pinstripes and the weekend? It’s a dreamy combination. Teamed with patchwork denim, suede pumps and a cold-shoulder sweatshirt that practically defines cozy girl chic, you have a #winning ensemble that will take you from croissants and coffee at your favorite cafe to after-hours shenanigans with your crew. Glam it up with of-the-moment brooches and a felt fedora with mysterious-muse flair.
Zara Crossover Pinstripe Jacket ($129) + J.O.A. Cold Shoulder Sweatshirt ($78), Madewell x B Sides Reworked Slim Boyjeans ($198), Jeffrey Campbell Bethan Suede Heel ($130), Lizzie Fortunato Black Post Modern Cuff ($205), Mango Brooch Clasp Set ($26), Forever21 Lux Leather Shoulder Bag ($25), Brixton Granada Hat ($78)
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