Culottes creeped back onto the catwalk quite a few years ago and a lot of people were aghast (myself included). I remember being interviewed on Xpose and quote ‘this is one look I won’t be revisiting ‘, as I had last worn them for my confirmation.
However, before long I realized the utter comfort and practicality of said culottes. The appearance of a skirt with the modesty of a trouser these are now a much loved wardrobe staple of mine!
There is no question that a wide legged cropped trouser can be tricky to wear, but I have to say nearly most of my customers can pull them off! Cutting off the leg mid calf can make them unflattering but balance this out with a pair of heels. And a block heeled boot is a great way to wear them now for winter. (preferably knee high)
I have just pulled a couple of looks here which shows how you can create different looks with just one pair of culottes.
The leather look culottes are €65 and come in black and fab forest green and are a definite Marys Must Have.
First up is one of my favourite knits from Italian label Silvian Heach. I love the hint of leopard print, the absolute coziness and the slightly puffed shoulders with a nod to the nineties. This is MY Christmas jumper. Paired with these leather look culottes and a black pointy heel it is a look which will take me from day to night.
For those of you who are not big fans of leopard or maybe print in general, check out this fine purple sparkly knit. This just screams Christmas to me also, and not your stereotypical red.
Or maybe you like a mix of red and purple! Well this metallic striped knit from Italian label Flygirl is for you. Vibrant, cosy and casual chic, exactly what we want around the festive season.
I will sign off with this cute Zebra print shirt from SugarHill Brighton. I do love a shirt. And I enjoy this fun print, gorgeous teal colour , I know I will wear this to death with jeans, leathers and peeping out of knits on colder days.
Go on, give the culottes a go! I’m glad I did.