First I'll share with you some current examples.
And now I'll show you some older examples.
Me circa 1988.
Now before you drop everything you know about fashion to follow me blindly, let me point out to you the navy blue knit culottes I'm wearing. Yeah, that's pretty much how we did it in the 80s: pair one classic style (nautical stripes) with one in the now and never again style (knit culottes).
Conclusion: nautical stripes classic and awesome; culottes are not.