The Pinstriped Pants

Once upon a time, I told my Vice President that his work pants made him look like ‘an Italian pimp’. I’ll wait for the jaws to drop.

Here’s the thing – while I am not proud of that memory in any way, I truly said those words in jest and admiration. I LOVE pinstripe pants, I wear mine all the time! For all occasions! Perhaps an alternative word could have been used but often times my speech tends to move faster than my brain (or common sense). There’s a reason why my thought/diary/ramblings post are filed under ‘UNFILTERED’.

So let’s play a word association game. Tell me the first 3 words that come to mind with the word: ‘Pinstripes’. Seriously, write a comment below because I’m dying to hear. For me, they are Boss, Confidence, and Pimp (f*ck, I did it again). I’ll admit that pinstripes can sometimes be hard to nail, but pinky promise once you get the hang of them, you’ll wear these pants at least once a week, especially in these chilly seasons.


Pinstripes make a clear statement, whether you’re wearing them in the office or through town. For the professional look, you’ll want to make sure you’re pairing the pants with a single-colored, form-fitted top. A black long-sleeved turtleneck will read elegance. A billowy floral blouse will read ‘I got dressed with my eyes closed’. On the casual-side, there’s much more variety and space to work with. I like wearing mine with a grunge punk rock look, where you can simply throw on a tee, roll the cuffs up, then head to the nearest live music bar.

Featured: New York & Co / Signature Slim Leg Pant

• Zip front with hook & bar closure
• Sits just below waist
• 67% polyester, 30% rayon, 3% spandex
• $42 USD (on sale!)


Acne Studios
Ann Taylor



Other Items in the Professional Look!

Rachel Pally Basic Turtleneck
Rachel Zoe Barrel Hinged Cuff
Burberry – Deighton
Kate Spade New York Pastiche Darcy Shoulder Bag



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Other Items in the Leisure Look!

MADEWORN ROCK Ramones1979 Printed Tee
Wanderlust + Co Calista Layered Necklace
Blondo ‘Nivada’ Waterproof Bootie

For other ideas on how to style these pants, shoot me a note – we can have a meeting of the minds.  Also remember word association game results k thx bye


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