Side-stripe trousers have made their way in and out of the spotlight over the past few years, but due to an influx of grown-up athleisure-inspired attire hitting the market and a prominent S/S 16 catwalk spot at Chloé (shown below) and a continued interest for A/W 16 (see the Burberry show for details), it seems there’s no better time to invest in these statement trousers. Scroll down to see how women like Pernille Teisbaek and Ece Sükan are styling them now, and then shop from our edit of the very best pairs.



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Clare Waight Keller showed a slew of side-stripe pants for Chloé's S/S 16 catwalk, giving us the heads-up to keep an eye out for the athleisure-inspired slacks on street style regulars. 



Virginia Smith
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Wear your wide-leg slacks with a classic trench coat.


Pernille Teisbaek
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Style a tailored jacket with similarly hued tuxedo pants.


New York Steet Style
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Team a teddy bear coat with your athletically inclined trousers.


Marina Larroude
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Embrace the military influence and add on a fur-trimmed peacoat.


Donna Wallace
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Give yours the casual treatment with ugly-chic shoes and a simple crew-neck knit.


Ece Sükan
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Accessorize the sporty slacks with cap-toe boots.


How will you wear yours? Sporty or sophisticated? Let us know in the comments box below…

Nicole Kliest
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Nicole Kliest is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City who focuses on fashion, travel, food, wine, and pretty much anything else that's amusing to write about. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a bachelor's in journalism and creative writing, she started her career back in 2010 as Who What Wear's photo editor and throughout the last decade has contributed to publications including Fashionista, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, The Zoe Report, PopSugar, Fodor's Travel, and several others. She also copywrites and has worked with clients such as Frame, Sea, 3x1, Intelligentsia, and others to develop brand voices through storytelling and creative marketing. She's very passionate about the ways we can improve our sustainability efforts in the fashion industry as well as cultivating content that's diverse and inclusive of all people. When she's not checking out the latest restaurant opening in her West Village neighborhood or riding her bicycle along the West Side Highway, she can be found scheming her next trip somewhere around the world. (Up next is Vienna.)