Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Trend Report - Culottes

Masculine inspired culottes - wish they were a tad bit longer though.

They say if you wore a trend the first time round, you shouldn't wear it the second, but we all know fashion rules are there to be broken and although I agree with the sentiment wholeheartedly when it comes to garments such as Disco Pants and Ra Ra Skirts (yes I once wore them) but when it comes to Culottes, I am happy to make an exception and break the rules.

Wide leg cropped trousers and a cropped jacket/cardigan. From 9 to 5 Chic.

I just think they look so chic and just like jeans, these dress up or down perfectly.  Add a classic black pointed toe court shoe and statement necklace for evening glamour then swap for a pair of classic brogues or this seasons must have footwear, the skater shoe for pared back daytime chic.

The options really are endless and they look smart enough for the office with classic cut shirts whereas jumpers, trainers and a backpack are the more youthful styling options. I'd like to wear mine with the bronze cropped jacket from Autograph at M&S and leopard print across body bag.





Uniqlo Long Sleeve Crew Neck T-shirt £9.90. Carvela Sandals at Kurt Geiger £95. Black Culottes Kin by John Lewis £69. Somerset By Alice Temperley Leopard Bag £155. Michael Kors Aviator Style Sunglasses £101. Autograph at M&S Bronze Jacquard Jacket £99.



Viyella £99.90 at John Lewis. Soft Pleat Culottes £45 Warehouse. Tapestry Culottes in Watermelon £120 Somerset by Alice Temperley.

Plain or printed, are culottes on your new season wishlist?

*images via pinterest

14 comments:

  1. I love how you've suggested styling them Sharron that jacket looks gorgeous. I'm sat on the fence for this trend at the moment but never say never!!!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  2. SUCH a hard item to wear .. I've seen some horrendous fails and yet Pinterest has the look nailed. I just look like Olive Oyl in them!

    Fiona

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  3. I remember culottes, I'm way too short to pull this trend off though! x

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  4. I missed out on the Limited Edition ones so need to keep my eyes peeled - the fewer pleats the better for my tummy:)

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  5. I agree, I'd totally wear culottes again.

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  6. My little one wears culottes to school bless her so I think I will always associate these with school uniform...lol! I'm not good with skirts so I can't imagine I would fare any better with a culotte! But who knows, once I see how everyone else wears them?? I love the way you have styled them in collage xx

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  7. I love the look, and really,really like the look of the "Kin" at John Lewis ones.....such a great price too! xx

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  8. I adore that 1st image and I love your moodboard but I don't think I will be investing in this trend...... where would I wear them, If I had a office office then maybe. x great inspiration. x

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  9. Those Alice Temperley printed ones are gorgeous. I had some navy & white print that I wore to death so I'm on board!
    The outfit you've put together looks really elegant & stylish :-). Xx

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  10. I had three pairs the first time around, black, white and spotted - wore them on nights out with big 90s hair and halter tops and danced to Soul to Soul in them! xx

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  11. I had a black pair and loved them.....might try some on to see what they look like this time round:)
    ~Anne xx

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  12. Ive missed that trend coming back so thanks for that. I wore them in the mid 80s and I loved them. I had them in navy and black and cream. Wore them with tshirts or proper shirts with collars, ballet flats or high courts. Such an elegant look yet effortless.

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  13. Oh I adore that second photo you've used - look stunning on that girl. I think I would wear if I was working. They feel a bit dressy for my day to day. Like the idea of black ones for going out though. x

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  14. I love them & have had my eye on a pair in Dotty Ps for a while! We can so do this again Sharron! <3 xx

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