Picking The Right Pair of Culottes

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SO. We all love a trend, right? You probably wouldn’t be reading this blog if you didn’t. But often times, all of these upcoming trends can be overwhelming-“Suede skirts are the new leather skirt for spring!” or “we’re loving fringe on EVERYTHING!” Trends are great and help us keep style fresh, new and exciting while still creating a community across the fashion world. Pretty amazing. However, trends go awfully wrong when we pick what we like on someone else verses adapting a trend to bring out the best in us.

Thus, insert the culotte. AKA, this years “gaucho pant”. They’ve been around for a while and made a major comeback at fall and spring fashion weeks this year. I have found that they can be daunting for shorties-can I get a show of hands who has said, “I could never wear this style?”- fear not. The average culotte by nature hits just below the knee, creating a long short effect. The wider the style, I would say the taller the women wearing the pant should be. For shorter women, like yours truly, go for a longer, more tailored fit style that hits right above the ankle to lengthen the legs.

Finally, add some height! This is a style that begs for a strappy, fun, ankle bearing shoe so play up the exposure.

Photography by Ashley Streff

Sunnies: Garrett Leight California Optical

Jacket: J.Crew

Top: J.Crew

Culottes: Equipment Femme (similar here and here)

Heels: Alexander Wang

Bag: Mansur Gavriel

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