Trend Report: Put On Your Racing Stripes!

I’m may be stating an unpopular opinion here, but I’m not a fan of athleisure wear. I believe yoga pants are for the gym and if you don’t frequent the gym then there are plenty of other comfortable options to venture out in. Now that my rant is over, let’s talk about something that I do love that is still in the realm of sporty, but casual and translates perfectly into everyday wear. What’s trending lately is an unexpected sports or racing side stripe on non-athletic apparel. The side stripe fashion trend is so fun, and a playful way to kick some more serious pieces into a casual space. Let’s explore this trend further!

The Side Stripe Fashion Trend

This trend started to rise during the Fall 2018 shows (maybe even earlier, as it had some popularity around five years ago) but has surprisingly maintained its uptrend into Spring 2019. It was incorporated seamlessly into the lavishness of fall’s rich prints and textures. The Dennis Basso show is the perfect example, which featured multiple versions with bold stripes down the sides of plaid wool pants and sparkly wide leg trousers. Guess what? They all worked and I want them all!
How To Wear The Side Stripe Trend
The side stripe trend is definitely my style: not too girly, but you can dress it up if you see fit. Out of all of my digging on this trend, two of my absolute favorite pieces are this Rag & Bone Varsity Striped Wool Cardigan and these Chloe Lace-Up Combat Boots. I would wear these together with a white V-neck t-shirt underneath and your favorite black jeans. You can also wear the side stripe trend to work with a more dressed up interpretation like these Diane von Furstenberg Wool Tuxedo pants. Pair them with an oversized black blazer over a silk top. Bonus style points due to the bold pink color! Finally, you can just keep it simple, and try out a side stripe on jeans. These Mother Striped Jeans will do the trick with a cozy cardigan and some crisp clean sneakers or low leather ankle boots. side stripe fashion trend pants sweaters shoes
Shop The Side Stripe Fashion Trend

Diane von Furstenberg Robbie Wool Side-Stripe Tuxedo Pants, $328

Rag & Bone Addams Varsity Stripe Merino Wool Cardigan, $495

Chloe Rylee Block-Heel Lace-Up Combat Boots, $1,190


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Steve Madden Carina Pump, $89.95

Norma Kamali Side Stripe Turtle Jacket, $195

Mother Insider Striped Raw-Edge Step Hem Jeans, $171

From The Runway: Dennis Basso Fall 2018 Runway

Celebrity Style: Sarah Jessica Parker in Side Stripe Pants

Now are you going to try the side stripe fashion trend this fall?

Read more of my Wearable Trends posts including How To Wear A Jumpsuit: The All-In-One Outfit and Stepping Into Fall In Show-Stopping Shoes. –Carmen Turner
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