Taking Pinstripes Outside the Office

Hi Everyone,

Pinstripes have been hitting the trend scene for a few years now, however mainly as a formal office suit. Spring 2018 sees a movement away from this. Particularly pinstriped trousers have become almost a must have in every womans’ wardrobe. The trick now is to style them in a more casual manor or wear fun paper-bag waisted pinstripe trousers – the choice is yours.

This post sees them styled with plain colours but a super hot trend is to combine any stripes, particularly pinstripes with florals.

Keep reading for more inspiration about taking pinstripes outside the office plus a fun shoe story….


Taking Pinstripes Outside the Office

Teaming up pinstriped trousers with a longer oversized trench is always a fun casual chic look. I added this new red MaxMara bag for a bit of a colour burst.

Taking Pinstripes Outside the Office

Simply have to show you a close up of these shoes. Look carefully and you will see the see-through plastic forming the front. This is one of the hottest shoe trends for 2018. Imagine, these shoes are celebrating their 20th Birthday this year!  I wanted to wear them on my wedding day. Unfortunately friends and family reacted in horror at the thought of black shoes with a pretty off white dress.  So a lovely cream pair of shoes were worn on the day.

For our 10th wedding anniversary I wore my wedding dress – photo of me trying it on again here. For our 20th – next week – I think I’ll stick to the shoes – haha!

Pinstriped Pants, Trench coat and top from Paradis Des Innocents, a favourite Zurich designer of mine. The store has a great selection of classic stylish pieces that will be useful in your wardrobe for years.

If you are in Zurich it’s really worth visiting the store just off Bahnhofstr.


The Paper Bag Waist…

Paper bag waisted trousers are a must have in Every womans’ wardrobe this season. Why not have a pair pf pinstriped ones to add a little length to the look.

I added a long sleeveless jacket to this look.  It gives the outfit that special touch.

Taking Pinstripes Outside the Office

Trousers and silk top from Rumour in Zurich. Check out their great online shop with Global shipping here. (I’m currently in love with this striped skirt).

Special Discount for you with the code ‘FUNKYFORTY’ – also in the store which is located 5 minutes from Zurich HB – see here.

Bag and Overcoat from AvecNono – I love the fact that the bag is made from NZ leather and designed by Stella (shop owner) herself!

Check out her very reasonably priced selection on the online store here.

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Have some pinstriped fun Today!


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Love these outfits , I’m such a fan of the pinstripe , love your very very modern twist Yvonne on how you style them 🖤❤️👌

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