The Culotte

by - May 21, 2017

Who was teased with my Instagram post about my plan for high tea with the hubby? I promised that will be coming up next! Stay tune!

This Spring and Summer is all about the loose cropped trousers. Culottes are made to hang on the body like a skirt, except they are pants! That's pretty awesome isn't it? They are generally just below the knees or at midi length and can be tricky to style. But with culottes done right, you can wear them for both play and work! So how do you master wearing culottes like a pro?

First off, because culottes are loose and flowy, pick a top that is more form-fitting or cropped. Loose against loose is hideously baggy and makes you look drowned in fabric. Tuck the lengthy tops or tide them at your waist. Cinching at the waist gives your body shape by showing your silhouette and offsetting the volume from the culottes. Elongate your legs with a pair of heels or pointy flats!

1. For Play
Although culottes look fantastic and feminine with pumps, doesn't mean you can't rock them with sneakers or loafers! An easy way to dress down an outfit is to keep the shoes casual. A graphic tee with culottes and sneakers are great combo as a cool easy summery outfit.

Draw attention to your outfit with patterns and prints like stripes on your culottes. They create fun effect to your look and add personality to your look.

2. For Work
Safest to keep your culottes a solid color for a more professional clean look. Pair them with a fitted button up shirt tided at the waist or tucked in. Throw on a short crisp blazer to be more conservative yet chic and stay warm under blasting AC. 

Try experimenting with different fabrics for dramatic effect. Culottes make leather appropriate for work with its length and cut. Make it a statement by keeping the rest of your outfit simple.

Have you tried the culottes yet? Let me know in the comments below! Till' next time!

Culotte: New Look - Here
Top: Vogue GirlsSimilar here
Sweater: AeropostaleSimilar here and here
Necklace: Jam Shop Here
Shoes: Valentino - Here

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