Whether you are a style beginner or just experimenting, here are 5 perfect ideas on how to style culottes which will work on anybody.
If you like the look of skirts but love the comfort of pants, then culottes are the ideal style to try. Whether you’re dressing for a casual outing or need a stylish something for work, culottes are a must-have that anyone can easily adopt.
Have a pair of culottes that you can’t pair something with? Or a pair you wanna wear again but not sure how to style it differently this time? Here are some tips that can help. I’m choosing just one pair of culottes, and creating 5 different outfit ideas for it! Let’s take a look:
How to Style Culottes with Crop Tops
When pairing culottes, I naturally drift towards anything that would help elongate my body. A higher waistline makes things much more slimming. But since the bottoms are flared, try to pair them with a fitted top just so it doesn’t end up adding extra volume to your frame. You can go in for either floral ruffled or a striped crop top to add more definition and interest to your bust line. Finish off your look with tan leather mules and this Jimmy Choo tan suede clutch for a no fuss, simple look. This look would be perfect for a stylish Sunday brunch!
How to Style Culottes with Peplum Tops
You can take your culotte pants to work by keeping the lines clean and teaming them with a black peplum. Add a skinny black belt to give structure to the body. The peplum will give an illusion of looking taller by tapering around the narrowest part of your waist. Add a pair of matching flat shoes to stay comfortable from 9-5. For a classy, well-put-together look, don’t forget to sport a formal watch and a spacious handbag to keep stuff organized.
How to Style Culottes with Ponchos
Now its time to dress things down with this poncho. You could go for this boho outfit when you don’t want the bother of a super elaborate outfit. I’ve chosen these leather Tahiti sandals to team with the ladies culottes because I absolutely love the colors and the bohemian vibe they bring.
How to Style Culottes with Bralettes
Introduce a sexy twist to your wardrobe with a bralette. Here, I chose this Dolce & Gabbana brocade tropical print bra top. The two separates are perfect in that they are both flora-themed. Pair this ultra sexy look with a versatile shoe – white wedges. And don’t forget to embellish the look with a simple arm cuff or matching bracelet.
How to Style Culottes with White top
The best part about owning a white top is that it can be worn for both formal and casual looks. It all depends on how you choose to pair it. You can also pair it with this bright-colored vest for a color-blocked outfit. Add a neutral-colored pair of pumps and sunglasses to pull the look together.
So hope you liked these outfit ideas and tips on how to style culottes in the summer. Which was your fave? Comment below!
Shazia Bargathullah is a regular freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is also a fashion design graduate from iNIFD. Her journey started with a keen visual eye, an interest in styling and a passion for design. She has an expertise in modest fashion and writes about makeup tips, beauty trends and runway-inspired fashion ideas. She is also the author of the blog Devil Wears Parda. For comments and feedback, please email [email protected]