So, you finally did it! You bought a pair of culottes! Now what? These pants are going to be a big trend again for the upcoming spring/summer 2017. You may have seen them on the runways of Gucci and Valentino, at the Mall, all over Pinterest, or on Amal Clooney and other celebrities.
Truthfully, the last time I wore culottes was at my brother Sasa’s wedding in Naples. Culottes are a bit of an awkward trend because of their unusual shape. They can be intimidating, but let’s just take a deep breath, shall we?
I know not everyone is a fan, and some do not find them very flattering. What?! Let’s see if this post will help you change your mind about culottes!
The way I see it, we need to relax and have fun with fashion. Taking fashion “risks” can have big payoffs. Let’s not let new trends intimidate us. Let’s get out of what I call the “fashion comfort zone.”
The question is: how can we get away with a hot, albeit awkward, trend this spring while still feeling happy, in-style, and fabulous?
First, your mission is to find the perfect pair. Once you find them, keep in mind some simple rules. Look for one without too many details around the waistline. They are super versatile. You can dress them up or down, whichever way fits your style. Keep it simple. Culottes make a big statement on their own. Keep the rest of your outfit simple with a solid-colored, tee-top shirt.
As for choosing a footwear, you don’t have to wear high heels all the time with culottes to make them look chic. However, if you do, they look great with heels because they’re so baggy. Remember, if you want to keep it super casual for a fun Friday, you can also wear them with casual white sneakers.
So, ladies, for those of you who have not yet shopped for one, start your search for the perfect pair of culottes. If you do find “the perfect pair,” be sure to share a picture, and I will too! 😉 Here is the link:
I will leave you with a quote from one of my favorite fashionistas. Whatever you do, stay zen and keep a smile!
“Sometimes I really wish that I could sit back and enjoy it, live in the moment more. But I am terrified, and I want to better myself, not that I want to prove anything to anyone other than myself. I am ambitious, and there are many things I want to do. It doesn’t get any easier.” Victoria Beckham