Thursday, September 11, 2014

1 Item 5 Ways: Culottes

With days ranging from 80 to 50 degrees, it becomes nearly impossible to avoid the tricky topic of transitional dressing. Cue one of our favorite solutions... the culotte! This wide leg crop is lightweight and flowy while remaining cozy and covering. Though the seemingly tricky fit can be scary, there are actually countless ways to wear this amazing fall trend! Check out five looks you can tackle in this between summer and fall weather while staying totally 'in-season' and comfortable. 

With a Graphic Tee and Sneakers

For those chilly days when lounging around takes you to the grocery store and then back to the couch, this is quite possibly the easiest look you could throw on. Embrace the slouchy silhouette and go for a loose tee and duster combo for a completely laid-back look. 

Get the Look:
Similar Graphic Tee - Rachel Roy
Similar Sweater - Urban Outfitters
Culottes - H&M
Sneakers - Nike

With a Button Down and Slip-ons

This look is great for a day off. It can take you from daytime errands to dinner with the girls with just an easy accessory swap. The patterned version of this pant is great because it can add a touch of excitement to any look. A crisp button down will balance out the relaxed feel of the culottes, and the slip-on shoes are a great option for whenever you're running out the door.

Get the Look:
Button Down - Zara
Culottes - H&M
Slip-ons - Topshop

With a Blazer and Heels

Need a fresh office piece? Look no further! Because the culotte often reaches the ankles, it is completely appropriate for the office (it is basically a skirt... but better because it's pants!) Throw over a blazer and a professional heel and get to work. 

Get the Look:
Similar Blazer - Zara
Button Down - Zara
Culottes - H&M
Similar Heels - Nordstrom

With Leather and Long Layers

Whether it's bar-hopping or date night on the agenda, you're culottes can fit perfectly into the picture. Wear a long layering piece over the flowy pant to relax and elongate the silhouette of the look. Pair it with an spiky heel and (of course) some leather to edge it up a bit, et voila, you're totally night ready.

Get the Look:
Leather Jacket - Topshop
Longline Tank - H&M
Culottes - H&M
Similar Heels - Zara

With Sparkles and Heels 

Culottes are perfect for any night out on the town. Add an embellished top to really enhance the party feel. The length of the pant will keep you warm when jumping from the cab to the door, and the loose fit will keep you cool when dancing the night away. It really doesn't get any better than that!

Get the Look:
Similar Top - Topshop
Culottes - H&M
Heels - Target

Always remember that just because something may seem new and unusual, doesn't mean it can't be that perfect piece to totally enhance your wardrobe. Take the risk and play around! One item really can go a long way.

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Fashion is not about perfection, fashion is about life. It's a factory of needs." - Alber Elbaz

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