Pinstripe has been around since designated 'office wear' became a thing. Traditionally seen on suits, it was seen as masculine. Usually a dark based fabric with paper-thin lighter vertical stripes throughout the garment - this popular print is making an unexpected debut into women's fashion.
Recently, high end designers have been using this staple wardrobe for men in a more feminine way. Loose, white summer shirts are adorned with navy and black pinstripes and this structured stripe has just become a lot more casual.
Of course, dark pinstripes are still in fashion - especially in winter, and tailored pants, blazers and full pant-suits have been seen on the most stylish bloggers and celebrities as they head out for cold-weather brunch or an upmarket shopping trip. The style can be worn with neutrals or bright colours and what was once only a classic for men is becoming the equivalent in women's wardrobes across the world.
The pinstripe is a great way to incorporate the ever-popular menswear inspired trend and can even look great with some athleisure elements like sneakers and a sporty backpack. Pinstripes are also not only reserved for outerwear or pants, shirts, cami's, kimonos, scarves and even shoes look super stylish when adorned with these skinny stripes.
Whatever the weather, pinstripes are the answer to dressing up your wardrobe for a relaxed even or for a formal occasion. Give this popular print a try and prepare to stand out from the crowd with effortless style.
Until next time
-The Traveling Oyster xxx