I have this love and hate relationship with culottes. Culottes are something in between pants, shorts, skirts and trousers. …a pair of baggy capris. You look at the model wear culottes and you think, wow, she looks great! I bet I could pull this off. …different story. I wrote about my first experience on culottes HERE and after some time of digestion, I gave you guys some styling tips HERE that I found make a big difference.
If you have a short frame, I recommend heels with culottes. Either strappy sandals like this one HERE or a pair of neutral colored pumps. Why, you may ask? I find that a pair of shoes close to your skin tone elongates your legs more, which I think is key when it comes to looking and feeling stylish in culottes.
I picked up this culotte jumpsuit on sale at my local New York & Company. If you can’t find it in the stores, it’s 50% off online and it also comes in vibrant yellow. The cotton fabric feels very comfortable on my skin and it allows me to layer underneath and on top of the jumpsuit. I layered a sleeveless button down shirt underneath it and my favorite red blazer on top for a stylish casual Friday work outfit.
This version HERE just became available at Nordstrom’s and I just adore the quality of the design and the beautiful lace detail in the back. It is a more elevated, elegant version of the jumpsuit I styled today.
Photos by Rick Robillard