Skip Pants and Wear Culottes with These 5 Styling Ideas!

Culottes are knee-length or over-the-knee-length pants that look like a cross between midi skirts and wide-legged trousers. If you like the silhouette the midi skirt gives but don’t fancy the feminine vibe it injects that much, this should be a wonderful alternative. In addition to that, they also make wonderful alternatives to pants, especially in those scorching days when you can’t stand the full coverage pants bring.

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These bloggers have already sampled this growing pants trend. Don’t fall behind and start looking for a pair you can place in high rotation. Here are some ways on how to make culottes work in your wardrobe:

1. Wear it with a collared shirt

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Fendi Flared Culotte Trousers

Fendi Flared Culotte Trousers, $2155.15

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Robert Rodriguez Mesh Shirt, $245.00
Casadei High Heel Pumps, $712.10
Saint Laurent Drawstring Satchel, $1181.63

Add more sophistication to the look with a collared blouse. You can wear this outfit to work by using a sleek pair of pumps and accessorizing with a satchel bag.

2. Play it up with a colorful polo shirt

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Zimmermann Tamer Tuck Culottes

Zimmermann Tamer Tuck Culottes, $625.00

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Antonio Marras Stripe Polo Shirt, $488.50
Sophia Webster Patterned Cut Out Bootie, $656.12
Lanvin Laminated Tote, $1397.41
Lanvin Star Necklace, $1290.00

Turn your pants into a spring-perfect piece by wearing it with a colorful polo shirt. Take it to the next level by wearing edgy sandals and metallic accessories.

3. Keep it casual with a statement tee

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Adam Lippes Cropped Trousers

Adam Lippes Cropped Trousers, $780.00

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Christopher Kane Graphic T-Shirt, $251.43
Rupert Sanderson Zohra Monk Strap Loafer, $710.72
Alexander McQueen Heroine Satchel, $1201.16
Kenzo Zip Up Jacket, $1115.79

That statement tee you love so much? You can wear it with your culottes. Dress it up a little bit with a light coat or jacket.

4. Wear it with a nautical shirt

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Alberto Biani Cropped Trousers

Alberto Biani Cropped Trousers, $233.47

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Denis Colomb Striped Cropped Sweater, $415.00
Lanvin Lace Up Trainer, $489.70
Gianni Versace Vintage Wayfarer Sunglasses, $262.93

Nautical pin up looks are very popular right now and we see no harm in joining the bandwagon. Wear a pair of red culottes with Breton-striped shirts or cropped sweaters. To get the pin up look, accessorize with a head wrap and a pair of oversized sunglasses.

5. Transition your turtleneck top to spring by wearing it with your culottes

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Acne Studios Kat S Shantung Trouser Shorts

Acne Studios Kat S Shantung Trouser Shorts, $270.00

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Dusan Highneck Top, $580.00
Chloe Shawl Insert Blazer, $2131.20
Maison Martin Margiela Mule Sandal, $865.00
Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Business Tote, $1676.22

Don’t put your turtleneck tops away just yet. You can still make the most out of them this spring. A fitted turtleneck top should work seamlessly with a pair of culottes. Give it a more current vibe by wearing mule sandals.

The culottes can easily become a wardrobe staple if they’re this easy to style. So make sure you get a pair or two to frolic in this spring and summer seasons.

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