How To Wear Striped Athletic Pants & Not Look Like You're Trying Out For JV Basketball

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
In the latest edition of "High School Clothes You Thought You Retired For Good," are side-striped athletic pants. You know the type: The kind of swishy pants you wore with Rainbow flip-flops and your extracurricular team sweatshirt. The kind of pants you'd fold over once, maybe twice if you were feeling particularly saucy that day. They're ba-ack!
This time around, these pants are definitely getting the high-fashion treatment. No sneakers, no flip-flops, and no backpacks. For the Fashion Week set, striped athletic pants were worn with heeled booties, longer-jackets, and sleek knits. Worn with a little care, these striped trousers felt nearly as sophisticated as a pair of tuxedo pants. Click through to see how it was done.