March 29, 2016

how to: culottes

how to wear culottes

For all of you reading this post that live and breath fashion like I, I am sure you are also following this super retro trend that has been taking over city streets and your current Instagram feed.  The trend that is telling us to wear our pants completely opposite to what we have known before. This fashion trend I am talking about is culottes. For those of you who are not yet currently in the know, fear no more.

Culottes are not a totally new trend.  As we experience multiple seasons in the fashion world’s cycle, we have seen it take over the past fall, winter and now this spring season’s trends. This trend has been revived from the 70’s and is totally taking over and I believe that it will continue to do so for quite a bit longer.

how to wear culottes

While many are unsure of this current trend, I am very certain about my feelings. I normally am the first person to vouch for the over sized slouchy look versus something super fitting and tailored. When culottes started to appear more and more in my favourite stores I couldn’t help my attraction to them.

I understand that the style can scare a few people away, being one that is far from what we have been used to for many years in the past (skinny leg, tailored and form fitting). Some may think that they don’t feel as feminine or sexy in the style and don’t know how to style the trend with what they currently have. If this is the case, don’t fret; I am here to save the day.

how to wear culottes

I was unsure how to style the trend when I purchased my first pair as well. Spending much more time in front of the mirror then I am used to, analyzing the outfit I was wearing. It took me multiple swaps of shirts and blouses to finally find a match.

In order to wear the culotte trend while still feeling feminine and sexy one must be willing to wear a more fitted shirt or blouse. In this look I paired my culottes with a go to figure fitting piece, the wrap blouse. A wrap blouse works perfectly with these culottes because they don’t accentuate much of my bottom half, where this blouse shows every single bump and curve from the top half of my body. I think the figure fitting top half paired with the oversized bottom half is the perfect combination of sassy and classy.

how to wear culottes

I paired this pant with a heel because I wanted to show how this style could still make you look feminine and feel sexy. Adding the heels to this outfit lengthened the look of the leg, and made the whole look become put together and clean. Putting on a pair of heels always makes me feel empowered and a bit sexier!

I can’t wait to add a few more culotte styles to my spring/ summer wardrobe. I am thinking about adding a pair of culotte shorts this season like these or these (crazy deals) along with a pair of culotte inspired denim like these. All of these items would pair so well with a simple white blouse or a simple t shirt and I know I would get so much wear from them all!

how to wear culottes

how to wear culottes

how to wear culottes

What do you think of the culotte trend? How do you like to wear it best… sexy or simple? Let me know below! You know I love to hear from you 🙂

xx Bella


Culottes: Do + Be // Wrap Blouse: Zara  // Shoes: Primark // Sunglasses: Fossil // Hand Bag: Boutique find in Florence, Italy

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