Trousers have a new lease of life in the form of a side stripe. The simple stripe pattern can transform your tailored trousers or joggers into an outfit statement piece. The side stripe design takes inspiration from sportswear and tuxedo trousers, turning a simple trouser into a trendy wardrobe standout.
Here are my tips on how to style this trend:
STYLE 1: THE CLASH
Make a statement by clashing the side stripe pattern with a trouser pattern. In this example, the iconic prince of wales check is offset by a clean black side stripe. Other patterns include windowpane and pinstripe.
STYLE 2: TAILORED
A tailored suit trouser with a side taping allows you to add a fun element into your classic suit. Style with a white tee and a blazer in the same colourway to complete the outfit. This look can be worn during evenings out and weddings.
STYLE 3: SPORT
STYLE 4: DENIM
The side stripes add a new element to jeans. Styles include a darker dyed stripe or a woven taping in tonal and contrast colours.
STYLE 5: TUXEDO
Side taping is a standard for a tuxedo suit. The taping matches the satin finish of the blazer lapels. If you are in the bid to save money and get the best out of your wardrobe, why not repurpose your tuxedo trousers, the black-tie staple features a satin stripe and would fit perfectly into this trend.
If you want to buy something new, here are some of my favourite side stripe trouser styles from the high street that you can buy.
What do you think of the side stripe trouser trend?