15 Cool Outfits To Wear With Striped Pants

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Striped pants are the hottest style, and it’s time to get on board with this fashion trend. Check out our list of outfit ideas on what to wear with striped pants!

If you’re like most people, the idea of wearing striped pants probably makes you a little nervous. After all, it can be tough to pull off this bold piece without looking like a clown. That being said, stripes are a core part of some aesthetics, like French fashion. La Marinière is the name given to these stripes by the French, who were famed for the striped top trend after basing it off of the French Navy uniforms.

Now, striped pants are gaining popularity as the French love for simple yet impactful outfits becomes widespread. Above all, it’s important to make an effort to invest in good quality pieces, even if that means buying less of them. Higher quality garments are likely to be made of better fabrics and with a better fit, meaning even a basic white t-shirt and can look impeccable.

White striped pants outfit with matching striped shirt
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Looking good in stripes is all about knowing what to wear them with. There are different styles of stripe pants, but pinstripe pants or other vertical striped pants are the most popular. Horizontal stripes are unflattering as they draw emphasis on the width of your body and often can make you appear wider. Vertical stripes can elongate the legs and are overall a good option for a statement piece.

Below, we’ll show you 15 stylish outfits to wear with striped pants if you’re stumped for ideas. So read on for some fashion tips and tricks on styling your stripes!

What To Wear With Striped Pants

1. Sweaters

A sweater is a great way to add warm warmth to your striped pant ensemble. An overarching theme is that keeping your top a solid color is the easier way to ensure stylish outfits with striped pants.

These go for a long sleeve oversized sweater tucked into skinny pants to avoid looking frumpy and create a nice silhouette. During the colder months, throwing an oversized coat over your shoulders will compliment this look well.

Golden Goose Distressed Cotton Crewneck Sweater
Golden Goose

 Distressed Cotton Crewneck Sweater

At Neiman Marcus

Polo Ralph Lauren Striped Linen-Cotton Wide-Leg Pants
Polo Ralph Lauren

Striped Linen-Cotton Wide-Leg Pants

At Neiman Marcus

Roger Vivier Buckle Metallic Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals
Roger Vivier

Buckle Metallic Ankle-Strap Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

2. Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets once took the fashion girlies by storm, and the trend is finally coming back. They are a versatile outwear option available in many different colors and are an easy way to dress down your striped pants look if you want to experiment with a more casual look.

These come in all kinds of fittings, from super oversized, to fitted and formal, so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.

To keep it casual, you can pair it with some white sneakers or, in the warm weather, a pair of sandals. If those are too casual, go for some black-heeled boots instead!

Eleventy Snap-Up Bomber Jacket

Snap-Up Bomber Jacket

At Nordstrom

Black and white striped pants

Striped knit pants

At Mango

Blak Longchamp mini bag

Mini Le Pliage Cuir Leather Top Handle Bag

At Nordstrom

3. Crop Top

A cropped, simple white top is an absolute summer staple and will go perfectly with striped high waist, wide leg pants. This silhouette will show a sliver of mid-drift, which breaks up the outfit and can be very flattering, even if you don’t have washboard abs to flaunt.

This cropped top paired with horizontal stripes which elongate the leg is a great way to highlight your natural curves. This look is extremely versatile; pair it with sneakers during the day and strappy, heeled shoes for a summer evening out.

A.L.C. Gianna Top

Gianna Top

At Revolve

Isabel Marant Sopiavea striped crepe tapered pants
Isabel Marant

Sopiavea Striped Crepe Tapered Pants 

At Net-A-Porter

Hermes Epsom Kelly Sellier 32 Black

Epsom Kelly Sellier 32 Black

At Fashionphile

4. Tank Top

For a simple, laid-back outfit, you can never really go wrong with a classic-style tank top. A tank top is a great way to show off your arms or catch a tan while walking in the hot summer sun.

It’s also perfect for super casual settings, like grabbing coffee or going shopping. Keeping the real of your look clean, with minimal makeup and slicked back hair tops off this ‘model off duty’ outfit.

& Other Stories Black Fitted Tank Top
& Other Stories

Fitted Tank Top

At & Other Stories

Reformation Nico Linen Pants

Tequila Crystal Cocktail Sandals

At Reformation

Demellier London The Midi New York
Demellier London

The Midi New York

At Demellier London

5. Graphic Top

A graphic top is a great option to wear with striped pants for a casual look. It lets you show off your personality and have fun with your outfit. In the summer, a fun graphic tee that you pick up on holiday can morph into a staple for your summers to come, so keep an eye out in souvenir stores!

Given that this outfit has two bold elements, keep the rest of your outfit toned down, perhaps with a pair of white dad sandals! Or throw it all out the window and do a bright pair, like these yellow Loro Piana slides!

GANNI Isoli Solid Sweatshir

Isoli Solid Sweatshirt

At Revolve

Ascendo London striped silk pyjama trousers

London Striped Silk Pyjama Trousers

At Matches Fashion

Loro Piana Spritely Charms Slide Sandal
Loro Piana

Spritely Charms Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

6. Striped Shirt

For formal occasions, pairing a striped dress shirt with striped pants will be a winner. It’s a simple outfit that packs a punch and, styled with chunky black shoes and accessories, is a chic styling option.

The shirt and pants don’t need to be matching; however, if you’re looking for a clean look, you can opt for a co-ord instead.

get the look
HELSA Cotton Poplin Stripe Oversized Shir

Cotton Poplin Stripe Oversized Shir

At Revolve

HELSA Cotton Poplin Stripe Pajama Pant

Cotton Poplin Stripe Pajama Pants

At Revolve

Vince Gemini Patent Comfort Slingback Sandals

Gemini Patent Slingback Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

7. Plain Shirt

A range of solid shirts should be in the wardrobe of every chic, fashion-forward girl. These can be worn season after season, year after year.

There are an infinite number of ways to a plain shirt, either tucked in for a formal look, tied to create a cropped top, or worn open with a tank under for an effortless cool-girl outfit.

get this look
& Other Stories Oversized Patch Pocket Shirt
& Other Stories

Oversized Patch Pocket Shirt 

At & Other Stories

Faherty Monterey Linen Pants

Monterey Linen Pants

At Nordstrom

Reformation Hartley Knit Tee

Hartley Knit Tee

At Reformation

8. Plain Tee

The best tip for what to wear with striped pants is a plain tee. This ensures the focus is on the pants, and the overall outfit doesn’t look busy.

This doesn’t need to be a white t-shirt and you can play around with the colors featured in the stripes. I.e., if your pants have red stripes, a red top could be a great way to add a pop of color and highlight this.

If you plan on wearing a bold color tee, keep the rest of your outfit neutral. It would be a good idea here to add a chunky belt to break up the silhouette to create balance in the look.

Miu Miu Leather Coin Penny Loafer Slingback Pumps
Miu Miu

Leather Coin Penny Slingback Pumps

At Neiman Marcus

HELSA Rugby Pleated Pant

Rugby Pleated Pants

At Revolve

Reformation Oversized Crewneck Tee

Oversized Crewneck Tee

At Reformation

9. Coord Set

Stripes are the type of pattern that really come in all forms. From thick stripes to thin stripes to pinstripes. If you’re committed to going for striped pants and a top but finding two items to match is proving difficult, a co-ord is your best friend in this situation.

A co-ord can be dressed down with flats or dressed up with heels and an evening clutch for a modest evening-out look!

& Other Stories Slim-Fit Cowl Neck Top
& Other Stories

Slim-Fit Cowl Neck Top

At & Other Stories

Loewe Basket Small Palm Tote Bag

Basket Small Palm Tote Bag

At Neiman Marcus

& Other Stories Relaxed-Fit Straight Drawstring Trousers
& Other Stories

Relaxed-Fit Drawstring Trousers

& Other Stories

10. Puff-Sleeve Blouse

A short sleeve blouse is a great way to add a feminine touch to your outfit. It looks sophisticated and elegant while keeping the look super feminine, perfect for a daytime date.

If you’re going for a romantic, feminine vibe, opt for strappy sandals, and if you’re going out in the evening – you can contrast the look with sharply pointed pumps.

Line & Dot Jane PAnts
Line & Dot

Jane Pants

At Revolve

GANNI Tan Embroidered Strappy Sandals

Embroidered Strappy Sandals

At Nordstrom

Alice + Olivia Colette Crop Top
Alice + Olivia

Colette Crop Top

At Revolve

11. Black Knit

Nothing can do what a black top does. In the summer, this might be a black tank or tee, and in the winter, a black knit is a must-have!

It’s worthwhile to invest in good quality knitwear, which will stand the test of time, but ensure you store it correctly.

Knits should never be hung up; the weight of the knit will weigh on the shoulders, which ruins the shape. Instead, fold your sweaters and keep moth balls nearby to avoid any unwanted visitors.

& Other Stories Boxy Turtleneck Knit Sweater
& Other Stories

Boxy Turtleneck Knit Sweater

At & Other Stories

Sergio Hudson Striped stretch-crepe wide-leg pants
Sergio Hudson

Striped Stretch-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants

At Net-A-Porter

BOYY Bobby 18 Liquida D'Oro buckled leather tote

Bobby Liquida D’Oro Leather Tote

At Net-A-Porter

12. Trench Coat

Much like a good knit, a trench coat is a worthwhile investment. It’s perfect for transitional seasons like spring and fall. Some trench coats are made of wool, which also suits the cold winter season.

Dressed down with sneakers and an oversized tote creates a look even the stylish Scandinavian will be envious of.

Balenciaga Wool and cotton-blend trench coat

Wool and Cotton-blend Trench Coat 

At Net-A-Porter

Brixton Women's Vancouver Pants

Women’s Vancouver Pants

At Nordstrom

TODS T Timeless medium leather shoulder bag

T Timeless Medium Shoulder Bag

At Net-A-Porter

13. Blazer

For formal events, what works more than a blazer? This look is a favorite of the fashionable women of Paris and can be styled to be casual too!

To keep it structured, pair it with a simple shoulder bag and black court pumps; white sneakers or sandals will otherwise make this look summery and perfect for yacht hopping [do be sure to take your shoes off first]! Top it off with a straw hat for an Insta-worthy outfit.

RAILS Stanton single-breasted stretch-linen and cotton-blend blazer

Stanton Single-breasted Blazer 

At Selfridges

Black Bottega pouch
Bottega Veneta

Small The Pouch Leather Clutch

At Nordstrom

RAILS Marnie striped straight-leg mid-rise linen-blend trousers

Marnie Striped Linen-blend Trousers 

At Selfridges

14. Multicolor Top

Bold and colorful tops are probably the last thing you’d expect to pair and coordinate with a bold pair of pants, such as striped ones.

But fashion trends are evolving, and with micro-trends taking over, anything is fair game! To still keep the clash looking intentional, keep the rest of your outfit neutral with matching accessories.

525 Ombre Cardigan

Ombre Cardigan

At Revolve

Beek Dovetail Crisscross Slide Sandal

Dovetail Crisscross Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

Alex Mill Standard striped linen straight-leg pants
Alex Mill

Standard Striped Linen Pants

At Net-A-Porter

15. Tube Top

A tube top is often misconstrued as not being chic and instead a little unsophisticated. But brands like The Row and Khaite have changed this attitude with simple knit tube tops perfect to wear with striped pants.

If you have a larger chest or are uncomfortable wearing a tube top, halter tops are another fantastic option.

Again, keep the rest of your outfit dressed down; it’s likely a warm day if you’re contemplating this, so a pair of dad sandals and a simple chic bag will result in an elevated look.

Norma Kamali Striped stretch-jersey wide-leg pants
Norma Kamali

Striped Stretch-jersey Pants

At The Outnet

Prada Natural 20mm Double Buckle Slide Sandal With Metallic Soles

Double Buckle Slide Sandals

At Neiman Marcus

Reformation Black Jenni Strapless Sweater

Jenni Strapless Sweater

At Reformation

And there you have it! If you’re looking for an outfit idea for the warmer months ahead, we totally suggest wearing striped pants. They are easier to pull off than you may think, and there’s no need to be afraid of them!

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