A Week of Stripes Post 2: Lunch, Lace & Striped Pants


4558-5 (1 of 1)IMG_4578-1IMG_45574566-5 (1 of 1)IMG_4560IMG_4559The Look:

Top:  Topshop Off The Shoulder Lace Top

Bottom:  Ann Taylor Stripe Relaxed Ankle Pants

Shoes:  Ann Taylor Kylie Leather Pumps (Now Marked Down & Extra 50% Off)

Bag:  BR Envelope Crossbody (Now Sold Out In Off White); Similar here

The Look For Less:

Top:  Charlotte Russe Off-The-Shoulder Lace Crop Top

Bottom:  The Limited Striped Tapered Trouser Pants (Now On Sale); Also like these here

Shoes:  Charlotte Russe Single Sole Pointy Toe Pump

Bag:  Street Level Perforated Convertible Clutch (Ivory)

I’m sure by now everyone who follows my blog is somewhat aware of my love for lace, seen in previous posts on the blog here, here, and here, and for this post featuring stripes, I paired this fun lace off the shoulder top with the striped pants, and wore it to lunch with a few friends.

Pairing this Topshop off the shoulder lace top, with these Ann Taylor stripe relaxed ankle pants worked well together because the top is soft and airy, which is perfect for this time of year, and the lightweight relaxed ankle pants added to the comfort of the look.  I simply added the Ann Taylor Kylie leather pumps, and my BR convertible clutch for a more polished look.  This same outfit can just as easily be worn with a simple pair of flats, and a tote bag or satchel for a casual feel.  Because stripes seem to be everywhere these days, and there are so many ways to wear striped pieces, in today’s “Style Guide,” I’m sharing how to style striped pants.

Style Guide:  How To Style Striped Pants

Go For A Chic Effortless Look:  Pair your striped pants with a nice boyfriend blazer, a simple tee, and a satchel and pumps, and you will definitely hit the chic and effortless look mark.

Try a Monochrome Pairing:  Simply pick one color in your striped pants and stick with it throughout the look.  If your striped pants have a hint of blue in them, add a chambray top, a pair of blue flats or heels and a blue bag for a clean one color look.  You can even do the same with a striped pant that has black in it.  You can add a black top, bag and shoes for a very classic monochrome outfit.  Going monochromatic will definitely allow your striped pants to stand out.

Add Some Softness To Your Striped Pants:  Adding a lace or eyelet top with your striped pants not only adds a little feminine touch, but it also adds some texture to your outfit, for a look that can work for any occasion.

Mix It Up And Go Rocker Chic:  If you like a more casual rocker chic look, add a denim jacket with a rocker tee, some studded flats, and any bag and you will definitely bring out your inner rocker girl.

I hope this how-to has inspired you to pull out or purchase a pair of striped pants, and try a few different looks that fit your personal style.

The Ann Taylor Kylie leather pumps are now marked down with an EXTRA 50% off.  The Ann Taylor stripe relaxed ankle pants are extremely versatile (can be worn dressed or casual), and the shoes are the most comfortable pumps ever.

You can shop the items in this post by clicking the links above in “The Look” and “The Look For Less,” or you can visit the Shop Fashion Page here.  Also, you can shop Lulu With Grace partner sales and promotions here.  New partner sales and promotions have been added.

Happy Wednesday, and thanks for reading!



  1. Tamara
    July 1, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Been traveling for work, and I missed a few posts on your blog, but so happy to be back to see some great things!! Love the stripes week. The dress is gorgeous, and the pants are perfect for me for work.

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 1, 2015 / 8:52 pm

      Welcome back Tamara, and thank you for visiting my blog! I’m glad you like the stripes week. I love the dress too, and the striped pants can be styled in so many ways!

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 1, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for your very kind comments! All the best!!

  2. nicole
    July 1, 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Love the stripes on this set, so fresh and breezy!! xo
    Evolution of Glam

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 1, 2015 / 8:56 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment! I’m so happy you like the striped pants… they are very cool and comfortable! I really appreciate you visiting my blog.

  3. Margo
    July 1, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    I definitely love this look, and just about everything you wear! I’m sure you make everything look beyond beautiful, but the way you styled this outfit is perfect. The off-the-shoulder tops seem to be big this summer. I guess I have to get one :-)….

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 2, 2015 / 12:12 am

      Margo, thank you for your very kind comment! Yes, the off the shoulder tops are really popular right now, and I hope you do get one. Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 2, 2015 / 12:14 am

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and thank you for your comment! I’m really liking the off the shoulder looks these days. So perfect for this time of year.

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 2, 2015 / 12:16 am

      Thank you very much Annie! I really appreciate you visiting my blog. All the best! xo

  4. Amy
    July 2, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Soooo pretty!!! I love the soft lace top with the striped pants…..You are on point with your styling, and you look lovely!

    • Lulu With Grace
      July 3, 2015 / 1:24 am

      Thank you for your comment Amy! I really enjoy styling different looks, and I’m looking forward to playing around with styling each piece in this look differently.

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