Pinstripe
Dries Van Noten Fall 2023. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Pinstripe is a classic pattern. Like plaid, leopard, gingham and houndstooth. Although pinstripe is more closely associated with corporate situations. That's probably thanks to all the three-piece suits there are decked out with the striking lines. You don't have to head to the office every day to rock the iconic stripes, however.

For Fall 2023, many designers provided fresh takes on pinstripes. Dries Van Noten added a bit of flair to a double-breasted blazer with brocade trim. Sacai's skirt supplies extra layers so the stripes really stand out. Acne Studios' flared trouser gives the illusion of tons of texture, while Alessandra Rich's structured jacket harkens back to the 80s.

Some of the fashion houses would like to see you completely decked out in pinstripes. We're going to advise you to ignore all those matching sets. This time around try working in the pattern one piece at a time. So if you're going to sport a striped blazer, skip the coordinating vest and pants. Top off trousers with solid-color shirts. Style a dress with opaque tights and neutral footwear.

That doesn't mean you should only invest in one pinstripe piece, though. Especially since said stripes come in an array of widths and are set against various background colors. Don't worry if you can't afford the designer creations, there are plenty of lower-cost alternatives. Zara has several incarnations, from dresses to jumpsuits. Mango's cool coat is a great investment piece. The Frankie Shop's wide pants definitely won't break the bank. Neither will its button-down.

Regardless of what you spend, pinstripes are actually pretty timeless. They may occasionally take a bit of a back seat to new trends, but they will always find their way back to the runways. So you just have to be patient.

We went ahead and rounded up both traditional takes and more avant-garde items less suited to the office. Keep reading to find the perfect pinstripe pieces that fit your style and your bank account.

Ralph Lauren Collection Graison Pleated Pinstriped Wool Straight-Leg Pants
Ralph Lauren Collection

Ralph Lauren Collection Graison Pleated Pinstriped Wool Straight-Leg Pants, $1,290 at Net-a-Porter

COS Pinstriped Draped Top
COS

COS Pinstriped Draped Top, $120 at COS

Zara Full Length Pinstripe Halter Jumpsuit
Zara

Zara Full Length Pinstripe Halter Jumpsuit, $59.90 at Zara

Dries Van Noten Double-Breasted Distressed Brocade-Trimmed Pinstriped Wool-Blend Blazer
Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten Double-Breasted Distressed Brocade-Trimmed Pinstriped Wool-Blend Blazer, $1,930 at Net-a-Porter

Rosie Assoulin Flare for the Dramatic Trousers
Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin Flare for the Dramatic Trousers, $595 at Shopbop

Mango Pinstripe Wool Coat
Mango

Mango Pinstripe Wool Coat, $299.99 at Mango

Sacai Ruffled Pinstriped Wool Midi Skirt
Sacai

Sacai Ruffled Pinstriped Wool Midi Skirt, $880 at Net-a-Porter

The Frankie Shop Noor Wide Pants
The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop Noor Wide Pants in Navy Pinstripe, $155 at The Frankie Shop

Other Stories Frilled Detail Blouse
& Other Stories

& Other Stories Frilled Detail Blouse, $119 at & Other Stories

Zara Pinstripe Dress
Zara

Zara Pinstripe Dress, $49.90 at Zara

Mango Straight Striped Pants
Mango

Mango Straight Striped Pants, $89.99 at Mango

Loulou Studio Smith Pinstriped Buttoned Wool Vest
Loulou Studio

Loulou Studio Smith Pinstriped Buttoned Wool Vest, $325 at LuisaViaRoma

Alessandra Rich Lurex-Pinstripe Wool-Blend Jacket
Alessandra Rich

Alessandra Rich Lurex-Pinstripe Wool-Blend Jacket, $1,945 at Matches Fashion

Acne Studios Pinstripe Wool-Blend Flared Pants
Acne Studios

Acne Studios Pinstripe Wool-Blend Flared Pants, $580 at Mytheresa

Zara Pinstripe Wrap Front Midi Skirt
Zara

Zara Pinstripe Wrap Front Midi Skirt, $49.90 at Zara

Staud Ralph Coat Navy Pinstripe
Staud

Staud Ralph Coat Navy Pinstripe, $625 at Staud

The Frankie Shop Conrad Button Up Shirt
The Frankie Shop

The Frankie Shop Conrad Button Up Shirt in Navy Pinstripe, $150 at The Frankie Shop

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