Culottes seem to be everywhere at the moment – open any glossy magazine and I guarantee you’ll find some, and yet they can be a tricky trouser shape to pull off. The shorter, fuller culottes are not really for me (although I never say never!) but a longer ankle-skimming pair can work for most body shapes and look elegant too. A simple top with clean lines works best with a wide leg trouser – minimalism is the key to carrying off this season’s trouser shape.
My basic rule is to match the style of shoes to the cut of the trousers: wedges or flatforms for wide legged trousers, court shoes or sandals for a slim cut trouser.
I tried several tops on for this outfit but in the end I decided that the white Asos lace tee and culottes work well together to create a fresh and summery look. If you’re worried about your legs looking too short in culottes, shoes that add height will counter that effect. I decided to wear my new flatform sandals from Clarks…they add a little bit of height but are also really comfortable. My basic rule is to match the style of shoes to the cut of the trousers: wedges or flatforms for wide legged trousers, court shoes or sandals for a slim cut trouser. I chose a white bag and jewellery to keep the look fresh and simple.
Top and culottes: Asos, sandals: Clarks, bag: Michelangelo, sunglasses: Asos.
I first wore these trousers on the blog almost three years ago to the day…you can see that post here!
Do you love culottes and if so have you bought any yet? Let me know in the comments!
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