I really am happy to find culottes in boutiques this year. I had a pair 10 years ago and I missed them a lot.
Culottes are a very versatile piece which is ideal for summer, but are also very easy to match in fall. Add an oversized sweater and you will instantly create a relaxed yet sophisticated look. It can also be appropriate for work with a blazer or classic top, and it’s absolutely sublime with heels! But you know me, I love to wear flats (especially when walking on paved street), that’s why I decided to wear my sneakers.
Here is some advice when searching for your pair:
- Opt for a model with a high waist: the belt should be where your waist is thinest (or a bit lower). This benefits the silhouette.
- Look for wrinkle resistant fabrics. I also like heavier ones because they create a beautiful movement while walking.
- Pay close attention to the cut. There are a lot of different models on the market, with different lengths, some are also more loose than others, with waist pleats, and so on. It is definitely worth it to try on a few pairs and find the one that fits you perfectly!