Monday, 03 August 2015

Summer Style: Culottes

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Shorts can be a tricky one. Either you’re a massive fan and love getting your legs out for the summer, or you hate your knees and shy away from even a cropped pair of trousers. However, this summer there could be a solution: culottes.

Culottes were a huge trend on the spring/summer 2015 catwalks and are also going to pop up this autumn too. But the truth is culottes are a versatile and easy way to nail a summer trend and also show off your legs without the pressure of having the perfect pair of pins. Victoria Beckham, Colcci and Hermes all displayed amazing styles on the runway, coming in varying lengths and colours. Now, the high street has picked up on the newest craze too.

Miss Guided have a cute black pair for only £20 with a flattering high waist while French Connection have some amazing culottes that come to a slightly longer length, just below the knee for £75. If you’re after a more retro look try Topshop’s denim culottes with a ripped hem for £20 or Warehouse’s wallpaper print culottes for £42.

So how do you wear them? Depending on your height, culottes that look good can vary. If you are tall, try a pair that come below the knee just skimming your calf or if you are short, try a pair that come above the knee and have amore loose fit. As culottes tend to be quite baggy and a-line in shape, it’s always best to wear with a fitted top or jumper. For evening dress up with a nice pair of heels with an open toe, or for day just wear your culottes with sandals or ballet flats.

Either way, there are plenty of options out there to nail the perfect look, or just take a look at some celebrity examples. Kendall Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez have all stepped out in a pair of form fitting culottes. Wear yours like Vanessa Hudgens with a tailored jacket and strappy summer sandals or opt for a more chic look like Mollie King in elegant black culottes.

Culottes are your answer to stylish summer dressing this year, so get in there before your friends do and rock an elegant pair now.