how to wear summer pinstripes

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

when the temps heat up it’s time to cool down. nothing beats those summertime temps better than linen. but if we’re headed to the office or a board meeting we still want to look crisp and chic. enter a summer pinstripe suit perfect for business casual attire. this snazzy number is from luxury brand Lafayette 148. recently, i partnered with Lafayette on their #unordinarywomen campaign to raise money for a non-profit organization “She’s the First” that supports girls’ education around the world. for every #unordinarywomen hashtag, Layfayette 148 will donate $10 to “She’s the First.” the campaign runs through May 31st so run over to my Instagram account tag a woman you want to honor and hashtag #unordinarywomen. there’s nothing dearer to my heart than raising money for education. knowledge is the key that unlocks the world.

Lafayette 148 New York is women’s fashion brand based in NYC but available in luxury retailers Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s. the brand was created in 1996 and is now headquartered in the Brooklyn Navy Yard with their own workshop and production facility. it’s a rarity in the fashion world to find a brand that combines concept, design, and production under one roof. and i applaud them for that feat.

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

Lafayette 148 combines trends and classics. wide leg linen pants have a fresh take on summer pinstripe trousers. a pinstripe blazer is exchanged for a summer pinstripe vest. add a cotton tank and you have a thoroughly modern ensemble. good news! it’s on sale at Neiman Marcus. 

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

as always accessories add a personal touch to any outfit. today, i added a snazzy belt, bangle (similar here), pendant (similar here), and gold earrings (similar here).

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

c/o pants | c/0 tank | c/o vest | shoes | belt | similar necklace | similar bangle | similar earrings

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

c/o pants | c/0 tank | c/o vest | shoes | belt | similar necklace | similar bangle | similar earrings

lafayette linen pinstripe vest and pants

can you believe we’re headed into memorial day weekend? you know what that means, besides barbecues and lounging by the pool? yes, the sales have begun! i’ve rounded up a few favorite brands for you.

J.Crew Factory

  • 40-60% Off right now


  • Save up to 70% on bedding, curtains, wall art, mattresses, and kitchen essentials
  • Now through 5/28


  • Save an extra 25% on sale items, up to 30% off furniture, bedding, and decor


  • Get up to 50% off everything, including limited-time deals on shorts and swimwear


  • Save 40% sitewide with the
  • Code: SHOP40

Pottery Barn

  • 60% off best-selling furniture and 50% off outdoor furniture

Williams Sonoma

  • 50% off cookware

One Kings Lane

  • 20% off orders over $600

Crate & Barrel

  • 30% off outdoor furniture and 20% off outdoor rugs and entertaining

West Elm

  • 40% off outdoor furniture, 25% off rugs and bedding, 30% off sofas

Neiman Marcus

  • Up to 40% off new sale items and designer brands for men and women


  • Save 20% on dresses and shoes
  • 20% off tees, tanks, and denim shorts
  • Code: SUNNY20

Old Navy

  • Take 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts, and swimwear
  • Now through 5/31


  • The Gorgeous Hair Event is happening and every day features special discounts on popular hair products like Big Sexy Hair and CHI
  • Now through 6/1


  • Up to 50% off
  • No through 5/27


  • Running lots of really great sales!
  • Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer (6 Qt Pro $279.99 – originally $549)
  • Kitchen Aid Nespresso ($199.99 – originally $399.99)
  • Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer ($223.99 – originally $399.99)
  • Yeti Hopper Flip 12 Leak-proof Cooler ($214.99 – originally $299.99)

World Market

  • Up to 30% off select outdoor


  • Up to 30% off home and patio, extra 15% off furniture and rugs
  • Now through 5/27
  • Code: HOME

Nordstrom Rack

  • Up to 70% off
  • Nordstrom
  • Up to 60% off spring styles


  • Must-have carryalls and travels totes
  • Now – until it’s sold out


  1. Pam wrote:

    Love today’s outfit. That belt is stunning and a great piece to be able to hand down to a granddaughter someday!

    Posted 5.23.19
    • absolutely, pam! accessories can be passed down from generation to generation. xo

      Posted 5.23.19
  2. Chris wrote:

    Beth, you look fantastic! Love this outfit! Nice to know they are AMERICAN MADE – very impressive and now I know why they are so expensive. I love their clothes but just can’t afford their prices. My husband would kill me if he knew I spent 200.00 on a tank – this will be a “style icon” outfit I’ll have to copy because it is to die for!! Even though I can’t afford these prices – I still love to see them – you rock!

    Posted 5.23.19
    • this outfit can translate to so many different price points! but it’s well-made and has all those little extras’ luxury brands are known for. xo

      Posted 5.23.19
  3. Susan Hoffmann wrote:

    This is not a flattering style on you, disappointed.

    Posted 5.23.19
    • then we have to agree to disagree. love this outfit and it fits to a t. xo

      Posted 5.23.19
      • Chris Illius wrote:

        I think you look great Beth, it could be some of the poses that look a bit awkward, but if we were to see this on you in person, I bet we would see it flow very beautifully! You are a size 8, as you’ve said, which is small , and pictures don’t always show this. Maybe a bit of tailoring on the shoulder seams and perhaps the hips, but not much. One thing I had a visual dislike at first was the sleeveless on sleeveless, but this has grown on me and I think, You look great and VERY CHIC!

        Posted 5.23.19
        • thanks for the feedback, chris. actually, these pants don’t need to be tailored. remember, these are wide-leg trousers. if the hips were tailored the entire leg and look would be thrown off. glad you’re coming around to the sleeveless over sleeveless look. it’s perfect for summer. xo

          Posted 5.23.19
  4. kim wrote:

    Love this outfit, so classy and fresh. Looks great on you Beth.

    Posted 5.23.19
  5. Julie Mycock wrote:

    Hi Beth, lovely outfit, for me personally I would prefer the trousers (or pants as American’s call them) to be slimmer as I’m not a wide leg gal but they look great on you. I agree with Pam that the belt is lovely.
    Hubby Graham watched Game of Thrones today. He said to tell you that he thought the last episode did wrap it up but he was still a little disappointed. Xoxo

    Posted 5.23.19
    • julie, i might be the only person in the entire world that liked the Game of Thrones ending. xo

      Posted 5.23.19
  6. Sharon wrote:

    My cousin’s daughter works for that company. Beautiful clothes, she works with the fabrics. Love the silk tanks.

    Posted 5.23.19
    • i’m impressed with their business model. and their clothes are divine. xo

      Posted 5.24.19
  7. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    Oooooh, Love this! And that belt is fabulous. Long and lean. I love that you paired those slingback shoes with this. I liked the GOT ending as well. I predicted a number of the things that happened, so I guess I felt happy there!

    Posted 5.24.19

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