If you’re like us, you’ve become a little disillusioned with cut-off jeans as the staple summer bottom. Could there be anything else out there that is as comfortable but just a little more exciting?
Have you heard of culottes?
We think it could be the answer to our summer bottom blues!
In case you aren’t in the know, culottes are wide set, cropped pants. They can fall anywhere from just below the knee to just above the ankle. They can obviously be worn with any kind of shoe, but they look amazing with high heels or chunky boots. Choosing the right footwear to accessorize with your culottes is key, because they really showcase what’s on your feet.
They can be made in any kind of fabric, from jeans to lighter fabric such as linen and cotton for those summer days. With culottes you’re never too hot, nor too cold, they breathe!
”It’s such a power move because it isn’t a conventionally sexy look. It says ‘I don’t care and I still look better than you even though you’re wearing a miniskirt”’
Even though a lot of major designers have been showing culottes this season; Balenciaga, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Chloé, Marni, just to name a few, not everyone is daring to adopt the style just yet. The culotte buying customer is still very fashion forward, and avant-garde. That being said, we’re confident that once this experimentation phase is over, culottes will be the new go to summer bottom! People are still looking for comfortable pieces for summer, but the need for chic, refined pieces has grown substantially.
Whether you opt for the classic black culotte or you dive into brighter colour or even prints, one thing is for sure, you’ll be comfortable, stylish and most importantly elegant, this summer!
Do you own culottes? Are you looking for the perfect pair?
What kind of tops do you wear with your culottes? Are they reserved for formal events or have they invaded your every day life?