Tuesday, 3 March 2015

How to: Wear Culottes Year Around - The Remix Compendium I

Like it or not, culottes are here to stay for at least another year, if we are to trust the so called "runway trends". They have made an appearance in many fashion shows for Fall/Winter 2015/16 so far and I am sure we will also see them on the Paris runways. So I think it is fitting that they are going to kick off my new semi regular series.

I've been (purposely) remixing a lot of my clothing in the outfits I've shown you on this blog, because that is really what I do in my daily life. By now, I've accumulated enough different versions of styling one piece to start this series of "How to wear something X different funky ways" posts. 





One thing that has me curious in regards to that is if anyone would even notice, would I not mention it with the respective backlink each time. I ought to hold a survey. My idea is that no one really does. That even regular readers (love you!) forget an outfit I showed after about two months, unless it was very spectacular.

So anyway today I am going to start off with the pair of black culottes I acquired in spring last year. I love wearing them, they are comfortable and thanks to the wide cut they are ideal for warmer temperatures. Having said that, I know styling them can be tricky. You might have to try on different types before finding the ideal cut for you, as all culottes are not created equal. I was lucky with this pair, but I've tried others that were a catastrophe.


Simple formulas to style culottes:



Basically, I'm doing to my culottes what I'd do to a midi skirt. (Tweet this!)


That is:

- wear them with a tailored button down shirt to create a more classic, ladylike look
- wear them with the shirt or blouse tucked in to give some shape
- wear them with sneakers or slip-ons for a casual, sporty vibe
- wear them with heels to elongate the silhouette, since I am on the small side
- wear them with knee high heeled boots for autumn/winter
- wear them with tights and heels for autumn/winter
- plan to take pictures of them paired with a funky crop top.



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Are you a culotte owner yet?


Outfit Sources:

Culottes - Mango
other - see respective posts





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