Whether it’s your 9-to-5 job or Sunday brunch, culottes work for almost anything you have planned. But with their cropped wide-leg silhouette, they can be, admittedly, very intimidating. The key is to create well balanced porportions with structured pairings. To that end, we did all the work for you and pieced together three chic outfits that should vanquish even the slightest trace of culotte-phobia.
Mix up your work ensemble with a chic pair of suede culottes. Pair them with a textured jacket and patent leather loafers to show everyone who's boss.
Shop the look (clockwise from top left): Eddie Borgo earrings, $200; saksfifthavenue.com. Trademark top, $298; trade-mark.com. Mango jacket, $90; shop.mango.com. Topshop culottes, $280; topshop.com. Auxiliary bag, $398; aritzia.com. Everlane loafers, $175; everlane.com. Lydell NYC bracelet, $24; lydellnyc.com.
A fun pattern is perfect for summer nights. Dress up your look with a pair of strappy heels and a chic enamel clutch.
Shop the look (clockwise from top left): Bauble Bar earrings, $28; baublebar.com. N_8 coat, $909; farfetch.com. Zara top, $70; zara.com. Tory Burch clutch, $350; bloomingdales.com. Weekend Max Mara culottes, $345; matchesfashion.com. A Toga sandals, $511; matchesfashion.com. Peace Treaty bracelet, $430; apeacetreaty.com.
Take on the '70 trend by doubling up on denim. It's a comfortable day look that doesn’t skimp on polish. Add a sleek bucket bag and classic sneakers to offset those groovy vibes.
Shop the look (clockwise from top left): Madewell hat, $50; madewell.com. Gap top, $50; gap.com. Stella McCartney culottes, $810; mytheresa.com. Building Block bag, $485; stevenalan.com. Catbird ring, $198; catbirdnyc.com. Common Projects sneakers, $430; thecorner.com. Ray-Ban sunglasses, $150; zappos.com. J. Crew scarf, $23; jcrew.com.