A Curious Case of Stripes—5 Ways to Wear Striped Pants

July 28th, 2017 at 2:00am

In case anyone was unaware, patterned pieces are in. One of the patterns I always seem to reach for is vertical stripes. Not only are they stylish, they are also flattering on the body. A vertical stripe will make you look longer and leaner. I’ve found five different ways to style a striped pant, no matter the occasion.

1—Beach bum. The first way to wear your striped pants is over your bathing suit. These are perfect to pair with a one-piece bathing suit so you can hit up brunch with the girls, then make your way to the pool afterward.

2—Fashionably Formal. The next place to wear a patterned pant is to a job interview. Pair them with a nice blouse and a black blazer to look polished and put together, while still being stylish.

3—Trendy. A third way to rock striped pants is to pair them with some of the latest trends. Off the shoulder tops are a staple of summer 2017, so why not rock them both together. Throw on your sunglasses for an effortlessly chic vibe.

4—Sporty chic. Pair them with a pair of casual shoes and a ball cap to pull off the “I just rolled out of bed, but I still look good” trend.

5—Casual. The final look is simply casual. For this look, all you’ll need is a band shirt or any graphic T-shirt and some classic sandals to complete the outfit.

There’s never just one way to wear an individual piece of clothing, and part of fashion is being able to experiment with different looks.

What is your favorite way to rock striped pants? Let us know in the comments below!  Share your favorite looks with us on social media by tagging @CFashionista.