The pinstripe trousers for women appeared at least four times on Louis Vuitton FW20 runway show. Although we associate pinstripe trousers to office attire, often teamed with a pinstripe suit, on the show we could see that we could also style a pair of pinstripe trousers with bombshell bolero jackets for casual ensembles.
This is great news because that means we can create many outfits with a pair of pinstripe trousers and we can wear it even after six, whether it´s for a casual or a creative ensemble.
Drawing inspirations from the runway looks, here are four outfits that I created to show you how versatile some pinstripes can be.
1. The flared pinstripe trousers with a black bomber jacket
This high-waist pinstripe trousers with flared design is super sophisticated. You can wear it with a ruffled blouse, a bodysuit jumpsuit with blousy shape, or with a button-down shirt to the office. But for an after six outfit in fall, you can style it casual with a high neck ribbed top and a black bomber jacket.
Remember that although you´re going casual on your top, in respect to your pinstripe trousers you have to keep things classy. Therefore, stick with pointed toe boots or heels.
2. The cropped pinstripe trousers with an Olive Green Bomber Jacket
This pair of cropped pinstripe trousers has a casual appeal. Thus, it´s probably safe to say that it´s easier to style for a casual look. For this outfit, I chose a white fitting top to match the white stripes of the trousers. Because the trousers are cropped, you need a pair of ankle boots that hits around mid-shin or higher than your ankles in order to protect your legs from the cold.
And again, to keep things smart, choose some pointed toe ankle boots. Throw over an olive green bomber jacket.
3. The Pencil pinstripe trousers with a printed twill jacket
A pencil style is always smart. That includes this pinstripe trousers with pencil legs. Teamed with a white button-down shirt and matching vest, you´ll have an outfit that will make you boardroom ready.
However, for this outfit the goal is to not look smart for work but smart for a formal dinner or party. Choosing a twill jacket with seashell-inspired embellishments and a fabulous print, you´ll change the look from smart for work to a fierce for party.
I levelled up the fierceness of this look by adding a pair of red pointed toe ankle boots. Notice how the gold hardwares of the satchel match the gold in the jacket.
4. The White/Green Pinstripe Trousers with a Puff Sleeve Jacket
Pinstripe trousers come in ligh colors too such as this white and green cropped pinstripe trousers with crop style. Because cropped trousers can cut off your vertical line and make your legs look shorter, it´s wise to choose a pair of pointed toe boots that matches the color or shade of your cropped trousers. In this case, not only are the boots light in color, they also have pinstripes which continue the stripes of the trousers.
For the top, I really love this puff sleeve jacket in brown. In order to make the outfit look cohesive, I added a satchel bag with nude color and brown accents which are a nod to the brown color of the jacket. I really like the result.
Now over to you. What do you think of the pinstripe trend for fall and winter? How would you re-purpose your pinstripes trousers womens? Would it be for a casual look with bomber jacket or for a creative fab look with puff sleeve jackets and lovely prints?