Every season, there’s a standout piece that every fashion lover becomes obsessed with. You can find it in everyone’s shopping cart and all over everyone’s instagram feeds. This season, it’s pinstriped blazers.
Blazers have long been staples for fall. They’re the perfect sophisticated layering piece that look equally great over a blouse, sweater, or t-shirt. They work for almost any occasion, whether it’s work, a date, brunch with friends, or a party. Most women will agree that a good blazer is a wardrobe must-have, and you can probably find a classic black blazer in every fashionista’s rotation. But this season is all about putting a special twist on the blazer by choosing a pinstriped model.
The pinstriped suit is yet another menswear classic that has been successfully stolen by the girls. Traditionally worn by British bankers, these smart suits trickled their way through the sartorial world until they became beloved by all. Pinstripes are a subtle yet sleek detail that show you mean business (if not literally, then stylistically). A women’s pinstriped suit will give its wearer an instant air of power and confidence. You don’t even have to wear the pieces together to achieve this effect; a pinstriped blazer or pinstriped trousers on their own work just as well.
Besides their historical reputation, pinstripes are undeniably flattering. The vertical lines create an illusion of extra length. Plus, they’re thin enough to not be loud or distracting. So even if you’re not a fan of prints or you think you can’t pull them off, you won’t have to worry with pinstripes. On the off chance you’re not convinced, check out our favorite pinstriped blazer outfit recommendations below.
How To Style A Pinstriped Blazer
As A Suit. A full pinstriped suit will definitely make you feel like a boss. It’s a great style investment as you can also separate the pieces to create new outfits - t-shirts and sweaters look amazing with pinstriped trousers. But let’s focus on the entire ensemble. Styling it classically (with a blouse and pumps) is an excellent choice for leading a business meeting or attending a work event, but also works well for making a statement on a night out. Why not try a pinstriped tuxedo for your next special event? It will stand out among all the dresses and will definitely score you a place on the best dressed list. Celebrities like Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively, and Alexa Chung are all big fans of wearing pinstriped suits at events. You can also dress down the suit for everyday wear to be an absolute street style queen. Swap pumps for ankle boots or even sneakers, and use a sweater or t-shirt as your under layer. Add a few fun accessories like a geometric bag and/or cool sunglasses and you’ll be good to go!
Copy the look
Cara Delevingne wears a black pinstriped suit with a crisp white shirt, ankle boots, and a slick ponytail.
Alexa Chung goes fully menswear-inspired by wearing a navy double-breasted pinstriped suit with a white shirt and tie.
Black Lively adds a femine touch to a three-piece white pinstriped suit by adding a white lace blouse, a floral brooch, and stacked bracelets.
FKA Twigs dresses down her navy pinstriped suit by pairing it with a white t-shirt and accessorizing with metallic-heeled ankle boots, a yellow bag, and a fuzzy cap.
How to combine
With Jeans. Jeans and a blazer is always a winning combination. It’s the perfect blend of high and low, smart and casual, professional and laidback. You can dress it up or down as much as you like. Pair it with a t-shirt and sneakers, a sweater and ankle boots, a blouse and heels, or interchange any of these options. It’s a look that works for lunches, brunches, date nights, shopping sprees, running errands, or work (depending on your company’s dress code). Many fashion icons swear by this combination. A pinstriped blazer will score you more style points than just a plain black blazer.
Charlize Theron dresses up casual jeans, oversized t-shirt, and Converse with a navy pinstriped blazer and leather crossbody bag. Pair a navy pinstriped blazer with a white t-shirt and raw hem denim. Add interest with a colorful bag, oversize sunglasses, and some cool ankle boots.
With A Skirt. For a more feminine feel, swap your jeans for a skirt. It can be a mini skirt, a pencil skirt, or a midi skirt. For work or a professional event, choose a smart pencil skirt. Why not go for a set to complete the look? For an edgy feel, wear a leather or vinyl mini skirt (pair with a t-shirt or sweater). Or you can use your pinstriped blazer to add a masculine contrast to a feminine midi skirt: pleated, lace, or satin. Just like with jeans, most types of footwear will work with this outfit combination. Use heels for a dressy and feminine feel, ankle boots for coolness, or sneakers to be casual.
A pinstriped blazer is the perfect finishing touch to an oversized tee and skirt look.
So there you have it, you really can’t go wrong with a pinstriped blazer. It’s a timeless piece that’s been stylish for over a century and shows no signs of stopping. Shop the look with our pinstriped suits!