On Pins And Needles The Fashion Forward Guide to the Pinstripe

Every great wardrobe contains at least one tailored blazer. Even if you are not a part of the masses that report to corporate America everyday, the tailored blazer is still a wise investment. If style correctly then the tailored blazer will serve you well in every social situation.  The key to selecting a blazer that will convey style in every situation is to look for a classic pinstripe blazer with a twist. The one featured in this piece is charcoal grey so it is neutral enough to wear in an office setting, but the fuchsia pinstripe makes it modern enough that I could wear it in other social settings as well.

The first outfit featured here is the office appropriate option with the blazer. I styled it with a black silk ruffled tank and a black trouser to tone down some of the pinstripe. If your office is slightly less conservative you could choose to add a pink heel for some added flair.


The next option featured is your date night option. The blazer is paired with a dark denim jean and a fuchsia tank that would be appropriate for almost any after 5 setting. This skinny jean could be paired with a killer heel if you want a dressy version or a black patent flat if you are headed out to a more casual setting.

Our daytime option is featured with a distressed capri and the white dress shirt from yesterday’s style session. This most causal option is appropriate for a light lunch or a shop til you drop marathon. Depending on the time of year pair it with a dressy sandal or comfy flat.


The pinstripe blazer is one that will set you apart from the crowd. It is a quick style option that can easily be worn in any social situation. Even if you currently have no pressing need for a tailored blazer, it is an important style element to own. You never know when you may have an unexpected occasion to dress up. In that instance the pinstripe blazer could be the determining factor in what sets you apart from the crowd. At the very least, you could get three new outfits out of the deal.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on November 28, 2012, in Affordable, Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist, What I Wore Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. That is a very versatile blazer. I really like it.

  2. I love a blazer since you can style it so many different ways!

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  3. i love the shoulder details on the blazer. Thanks for joining up with Wardrobe Wednesday :o)

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