How to Wear Culottes at Any Age


(Original story published on Monday October 6th, 2014 on

Most of us would say our style is pretty classic. We’ve got the crisp white shirt, fitted blue jeans and pointed pumps down pat. But in order to keep our style current and fresh, it’s important to add a healthy dose of It pieces to our wardrobes every season. You know how you swapped your bootcut jeans with skinnies, and injected a full midi-skirt into your officewear mix? Well, it’s time to do the same with this season’s hottest item: culottes.

To help you pull off the look with ease (meaning, without channelling a Shakespearean character or dear ol’ Grams) we’ve put together four cool ways to rock culottes whether you’re in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s+. Just keep the outfit simple, wear minimal accessories, and follow these easy rules to flawlessly rock the coolest pant of the season.

Shop our picks for 20s and 30s:

1. Topshop V-Neck Cutaway Crop Top, $65 | 2. Mother of Pearl Minor Printed Crepe de Chine Culottes, $680 | 3. Schutz Gilberta, $211 | 4. Zara Top with Pocket and Assymetrical Hem, $60 | 5. River Island Black Tartan Art Print Culottes, $70 | 6. Zara Stiletto Heel Court Shoe, $80




Shop our picks for 40s and 50s:

7. Joe Fresh Oxford Cloth Shirt, $39 | 8. Philosophy Crepe Wide-Leg Culottes, $480 | 9. J.Crew Houndstooth Mary Janes, US $298 | 10. Babaton Avery Sweater, $145 | 11. Avenue32 Grey Wool Calra Culottes, $630 | 12. Club Monaco Harlow Embellished Pump, $349


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