The trend of this summer> Culottes! Cu-what? Yes right, at the beginning we also didn’t know what people meant with that. The word “Culottes” is French and describes a certain type of knickerbockers that have been invented more than 300 years ago as typical trousers for men. Calf-length, wide cut and highwaisted – Culottes celebrate their comeback in 2015 and have been seen on the runways from New York to Paris in various forms.
But how to wear them? Culottes can be a pretty tricky n hard trend to swallow, but it’s worth it. We get to step out of our comfort zones, play more with shape, finally find a great item to pair our crop tops with, and all the while look like sophisticated rich vacationers, or fashionable professional women, depending on how we style them. They could be combined with sneakers or heels. If you’re shorter I’d recommend you to wear them with high heels just like I did. This makes your legs appear longer and it stretches your silhouette. There’s no limit in terms of different fabrics. From leather to soft silk – the chic trousers can be worn casually in the office or for a romantic dinner date.
Culottes set statements, so the rest of your outfit should be more modest. Loose tops/blouses or crop tops are perfect for summer, stylish knitwear is a good alternative in winter. I decided to go in for a nudey peach blouse to match with my maroonish-red culottes. I dint want to overdo the look so I kept the accessories very minimal.
Hoping you guys find some inspiration and show off those ankles this summer. Also, don’t forget to let me know what you guys think of this Summer-Spring pant style. XoXo
Culottes: Zara | Top: Zara | Shoes: Forever New | Clutch: Aldo | Necklace: Swarovski