Metallic Culottes and Cold Shoulder Top + Style With a Smile Link Up

Metallic Culottes and Cold Shoulder Top

I’m loving culottes right now and have unashamedly purchased several pairs in recent months. They might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but on warm days when it’s too breezy for a skirt they’re my go-to. Pairing up these metallic culottes and cold shoulder top ticks off two major trends (who’d have thought the cold shoulder trend would stick around so long?) while looking dressy enough for a night out.

The khaki metallic tone of the culottes pairs so well with black, but for a casual look I’d pair them with a crisp white shirt and pumps.

I bought these culottes from Zara while I was in Abu Dhabi a few months ago. It was unexpectedly breezy meaning the skirts I’d packed had to stay in the case. Wherever I am in the world I manage to sniff out a Zara store and make a cheeky purchase. I often have to size up with Zara but these are a small. The medium looked too voluminous so I bought the small without trying them on. They are plenty big enough through the legs, but the waistband isn’t very stretchy so getting them over my hips is a squeeze. The khaki metallic tone of the culottes pairs so well with black, but for a casual look I’d pair them with a crisp white shirt and pumps.

I’ve had this split sleeve top for ages – probably fifteen years. Little did I know when I bought it that it’d be bang on trend all these years later! The triple strand necklace, which I bought in a charity shop, is one of my most worn pieces of jewellery. It has an elongating effect when worn over a high neck top, and it’s long enough to just throw on without having to use the clasp…perfect for when I’m in a rush!

High cut shoes are making something of a comeback so I can feel doubly smug about my hoarding tendencies having kept hold of the top and shoes all these years!

I’ve fessed up before about buying clothes and shoes, then forgetting all about them. Well these shoes are another example of my shameful behaviour. I’d completely forgotten about them until I saw Greetje (No Fear of Fashion) wearing some just like them with funky socks and looking amazing! I’m yet to try ankle socks with shoes but Greetje’s outfit has sold the idea to me. High cut shoes are making something of a comeback so I can feel doubly smug about my hoarding tendencies having kept hold of the top and shoes all these years!

Are you a hoarder or a purger? Do you love culottes and the cold shoulder trend? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up what you’ve been wearing 🙂

Metallic Culottes and cold shoulder top

Zara khaki Metallic Culottes and cold shoulder top

Zara khaki Metallic Culottes, Mix and Match bag, black cold shoulder top

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Zara khaki Metallic Culottes and cold shoulder top

gold and black three strand necklace

Bronx black leather peep toe shoes

Zara khaki Metallic Culottes and cold shoulder top

Zara culottes & bag (no longer in stock, similar here) | old top (similar) | Bronx shoes (old, similar) | necklace from charity shop | Joe’s sunglasses (similar)


 

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22 Comments

  1. June 6, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Love the metallic! This is such a chic look! I don’t think I could pull off a pair of culottes but they look so great on you!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  2. June 6, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Culottes really suit you, as does hoarding if you can magic up cold shoulder tops and on-trend shoes. I often forget about things I’ve hardly ever worn. I was pleasantly surprised to be reunited with a pair of jeans I’d forgotten about!

  3. June 6, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I’m loving your outfit Emma! I haven’t worn culottes in many years, I think I should invest in me some because you are rocking yours 🙂 I love your top also:) Thanks for sharing and hosting hon 🙂

    http://www.tipsyheelz.com

  4. June 6, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I have been wanting to try out culottes and this look is inspiring me to get to it! love this metallic finish and fabulous fit. It looks wonderful with your cold shoulder top and shoes. That bag is just too cute!

  5. June 6, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Emma, you know I LOVE Zara and have seen plenty of bloggers in cullotes, but I have never bought any. I love them on you! The metallic look with black is one of my favoirtes, and it seems what goes around comes around! Great find with your top. Love your unique and pretty necklace!
    Have a great week!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  6. June 6, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I sooo love your shoes and bag..this outfit is so uinque, and brilliant , LOVE IT1

    xo
    Valerie

  7. June 6, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    love the culottes!!! So cute!

  8. June 6, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Love the culottes! I could have done with something like this for the metallic challenge just done. It’s good to see a court like shoe coming back into trend. I would definitely wear those xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • June 11, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      Thanks Suzy! The handbag has a detachable front flap so you can change it for another one…genius or what?!

  9. June 7, 2017 / 12:01 am

    This is one of my favorite outfits on you! I am a little afraid to try culottes, I don’t know why… I’m afraid they won’t be flattering on me I guess. You are rocking them here, though and I love that olive color and that top paired with them!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • June 11, 2017 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Carrie! I was a bit unsure about them for a while, but there are so many different styles, so it’s worth trying a few different pairs…I’m sure you’d look great in them!

  10. June 7, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    I’m liking this look very much, have featured metallic on my blog this week, aren’t they marvellous! Jacqui

    • June 11, 2017 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Jacqui! Yes I love metallics, they go with anything!

  11. June 7, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    These culottes look fab on you! I love the metallic accents!

    By Lauren M

  12. June 8, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Great look. The cullottes and necklace are so unique! Great finds. Thanks for joining our Ageless Style linkup party.

  13. June 8, 2017 / 9:29 am

    Loving the metallic look. Just bought some VERY bright, metallic gold sandals!! Suzi x

    • June 11, 2017 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Suzi! Looking forward to seeing your gold sandals!

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