5 Ways to Wear Culottes

One of the hottest shapes in fashion of late, culottes are undeniably having their moment in the sun. A wide-leg cropped trouser tending to finish below the knee, culottes are extremely versatile and easy to style: in the awkward transitional period between summer and autumn, they’re a wardrobe staple.

If you’ve recently invested in a pair of culottes – but are unsure what to pair with them – we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for work, or something a little more low-key, discover your perfect culottes look below…


With a Crop Top

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Feeling brave? Try pairing your culottes with a stomach-grazing crop top. A great alternative to a dress or jumpsuit for glamorous nights out, choose high-waisted bottoms to ensure only a peek of flesh is visible. With the addition of skyscraper heels and an oversized clutch, this look will effortlessly update your cocktails wardrobe.


With an Oversized Sweater

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We love culottes for the daytime: we think they’re indisputably comfortable without looking too casual. If you’re nipping to the shops or running errands, throw on a cosy, oversized sweater for a relaxed, fluid silhouette, and finish the look with leather, backless slip-ons.


With Flats and a Tee


For masculine style with a laid-back edge, try tucking a marl tee into the waistband of your culottes of choice. Continue the unisex theme with polished brogues or pointed loafers, and throw a duster coat on top for Copenhagen-inspired chic.


With  a Blazer


The perfect work uniform, culottes plus a blazer equals a match made in heaven. Keep your colours drastically different, to avoid looking too matchy-matchy: a patterned bottom works well with a monochrome jacket up top.


With A Striped Boyfriend Top


European style often features stripes, and we think this Parisian twist works exceptionally well against denim or chambray culottes. This laidback vibe requires Ray-Ban sunglasses and a slouchy, oversized handbag as complimenting accessories.

Images courtesy of The Fashion Tag, Clochet, Last Minute Couture, Aylin Koenig.

Lily Shepherd

Lily Shepherd

Fashion & Style Editor

Collector of rose-gold homeware, scented candles and quirky photograph frames, I’m a Southern girl living in Manchester passionate about fashion, beauty and interiors. When I’m not writing about beautiful things, I can be found fashion blogging, or exploring my new Northern home.