Effortlessly Cool in Culottes

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I’m so excited to share this look with y’all. Mostly because I’ve been a fan of culottes for so long. They really are a great alternative to the basic slim ankle pants that most of us dawn on the regular. Not only are they a good way to switch up your work style but they’re a bit dressier looking so you can pair more casual tops with them for a balanced, business casual look. Did I mention wearing culottes feels like wearing sweatpants? The loose fit is perfect for those days when you go a little too hard on the guac at lunch. Despite all these serious pros, it seems like most people don’t think they can wear them. I’m telling you – that’s SO false. Here are the keys to wearing culottes:

  1. Wear heels – Adding some height creates a slimming effect, despite the relaxed fit of the pant.
  2. Stick with a natural or high waist rise – Higher waist lines make the legs look longer and create proportions that are easy on the eyes.
  3. Be confident! – You like your fun and comfy pants and you look and feel amazing in them. Don’t question it, own it!

This particular pair is a couple years old from Nordstrom, but I’ve linked some super cute and affordable ones for Spring/Summer here, here, and here. Now go be cool in your culottes!


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