I love love love pinstripes, so I pounced on these pants as soon as they arrived at Banana Republic last fall. It took me forever and a day to take to them to my tailor…and then a few more forevers to finally take them for a spin. You see, I had these slimmed and hemmed, but purposely kept them slouchy because that’s how I envisioned wearing them…plus, I figured if I ever want them more fitted, it’s easier to take in than to let out.
I think they look really cute slouchy, but there’s one big hitch. Slouchy pants shorten the leg line, which when you’re already short, can present you with a tragically stumpified version of yourself blinking back at you in the mirror. I scratched my head for weeks trying to figure out how to wear them without feeling like a hobbit. The best way I found to balance the slouch on bottom was to wear something with a little more fit and skin up top. The easy answer…t-shirts!
Oh yeah…and heels…definitely heels.
Bonus points – t-shirts bring a casual feel to what is otherwise a very “businessy” pair of pants.
Extra credit – it’s finally warm enough to work on my farmer tan.
— Details —
Tee – LOFT (similar)
Pants Banana Republic (old) (similar & similar)
Shoes Gianvito Rossi (also love these)
Belt Linea Pelle (similar)
Watch Larsson & Jennings
Necklaces Vintage & Downtown LA
Rings Catbird, Vrai & Oro & vintage
— Altered —
Pants have been slimmed & hemmed
I’d definitely say you were successful in avoiding looking shorter :) Love the way the diamond pattern in the purse plays on the two directions of stripes in your outfit!
The pants look really chic folded at the hem and the slouchy style exudes a relaxed vibe that is so charming! Looking great in this striped outfit!
Thank you Prudence!
Nice look! I hope BR brings back those pants this fall– I’m on the hunt for pinstripe trousers.
Thanks Col! Yeah, these were great! Wool and fully lined!
you did a perfect job deciding how to tailor those, love the fit!
Absolutely in love with these pants and the fit! I don’t think I knew how much I loved pinstripes until I saw the way you styled them in this post. Definitely a pattern I’ll be trying out soon ;)
Pinstripes with horizontal stripes? Great idea! Love the comfy vibe you’re exuding with such a ‘formal’ print.