If you are familiar with a lot of terms that are being used for outfits these days, then I am sure you already know that culottes are cropped wide leg trousers. Frankly speaking, they are neither quite pants nor shorts. Yes they do fall somewhere in between and do have the same silhouette as a midi skirt does. A closer look at it and you shall realize that they’re not skirts but actually a pair of trousers.
Like I mentioned in one of my “In Vogue” blogs, culottes have gained some major style momentum and is one of the best fashion and style trend ever. On the personal front they are my current favorite. I simply adore the unexpectedly easy and super comfortable movement around the calves while walking. If you are tired wearing dresses and jeans, culottes have come in as a new lease of life to up your style quotient and give new dimension to dressing up.
They range in length, come in different styles, cuts and also a lot of fabric options like leather, denim, linen, silk, suede, cotton and so many others. Culottes can be clubbed and used for three versatile and unique looks. It can be worn to work with a nice shirt or blazer, easy to pull off for a party and can be redefined into a casual wear as well. This is exactly what I have been doing off late. Today I shall highlight two different ways of wearing a culotte. So let’s move on with my culottes obsession from Day to Night.
I shot these two different looks keeping in mind how the same culotte can be dressed up for a night out and dressed down for a day time outing. Speaking about the night look I styled it with a frilly black crop top. Accessories can either make or break an outfit look; hence I chose to enhance my simple yet not so simple outfit by accessorizing it the correct way. A dash of red color on my lips, smoky eyes and my sparkling wedges streamlined the look further.
For my casual daytime look, I decided to go ahead with a basic Mickey Mouse printed crop top. The idea was to give it a cute, funky and quirky image. To give it a clean and sporty feel I paired it with my favorite white sneakers. Point was to give it a relaxed vibe, which was quite appealing at the same time, hence went minimalist with jewelry.
The same culotte if teamed with a white or striped formal shirt, and pumps or ballerinas should be an ideal combination for official work or meets too. I am most definitely stocking up on a ton of culottes in as many colors as possible. I am convinced of the Culottes Trend, what about you! Grab this trend before it’s gone 🙂
Style Tip for the Day: Culottes can be tried at least once, by girls and women of all shapes and sizes. I believe that the flare and fit of these wide leg trousers are suitable to compliment every personality just perfect. What should be remembered though is to pick up the one that enhances your physique and doesn’t accentuate the parts that shall leave you uncomfortable.
Style Mantra for the Day: “Dress better feel stronger” – Lala Belle
Black Culotte: Westside
Black Crop Top: Arabellaa
White Mickey Mouse Crop Top: Lifestyle
Shoes: White sneakers from Koovs
Accessories: Hand Accessory from Forever 21 & Gold Long Chain: Gifted by a friend
Picture Courtesy: Karen Lisa, http://www.karenlisastudio.com
Location Courtesy: ‘Meuble India’, the new Design Studio, Co-working space & Café at Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.