July 23, 2014

How to Wear Culottes During the Summer

Culottes have been around for a long time and many of us probably haven't worn them in years, like myself. This Spring they made a total comeback in a huge way. Designers have reinvented this trend from making them out of leather (these Adam Lippes Leather Culottes) to mesh (these Paul & Joe Mesh Culottes). But how can a real everyday woman wear this look?

How to Wear the Look:

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Shirt: Tibi | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Bag: Coach | Sunglasses: Glow Accessories 

photos by Brian Cavanaugh

Make this look work for the office by counter acting the wide leg with a more form fitting top. If you do a looser top make sure that it can tuck into your pants so that it can extenuate your hips, or find a top that cuts off right at the waist line. Crop tops are also perfect for a high waist culotte. This look is perfect for brunch. Pair your culottes with a pair of heels to elongate your legs.

Reasons to Love this Trend:

Culottes aren't only in for this season but for the Fall 2014 as well. These make the perfect transitional piece, they can be worn during those warmer fall days with a pair of booties and a sweater or on a more coolish day- with a coat (as seen in Derek Lam's Pre-Fall 2014 collection).

Are you rocking the culottes this summer?

6 comments so far

  1. I can't wait until it's warm in Australia to wear culottes!

  2. nice pics!! ; >>>


    new post

  3. cool!:) xx

  4. You look super cute and it's a hard to look to pull off! Thanks for the How-To.


  5. I wish I could get away with culottes, they look so easy & cool for this warm weather, but they all seem so unflattering on me. You pull them off perfectly though & I still love that tee, so adorable! :)

  6. How French! I've been shying away from the culotte trend but I agree they'll be perfect for transitioning to fall. I'll have to keep an eye out for a pair.


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