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.
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. Flatforms are great for my my legs look longer but I find I slap my feet down when I walk in them!
I chose a white bag and chunky bracelet to keep the look fresh and simple.
Asos top and culottes| Clarks sandals | Michelangelo bag (from eBay) | Asos sunglasses
I first wore these trousers on the blog almost three years ago to the day…you can see that post here!