Concrete Catwalk // 3 Ways to Wear Culottes

April 21, 2015


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The switch to a new season has me thinking about Spring trends lately, and honestly – I’ve been feeling like my own style needs a bit of a boost…

After posting some inspiration for wearing culottes last week, I decided to give my own pair a go and was delighted to find that it’s such a versatile look!

Today I’m sharing three of my favorite versions of this trend, and a few quick tips for you gals who may want to try the look for yourself…


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+ Keep it Current – Because this is a silhouette that has major historical roots, I’ve found that styling them with modern basics keeps them from feeling too dated. Each of the looks here features a spring style essential that is big for this season (like these slick black loafers and an animal print bag!), and I love how they pull all of the outfits perfectly into the present.

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Top to Bottom // ASOS sunnies, Vintage earrings, Gap blouse + loafers*, Anthro culottes, ALC handbag, Bauble Bar bangles*  // * Notes a gifted item.


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+ Stick With A Slim Top – Back when I used to be a personal stylist, I always encouraged my clients to think about creating a balance when getting dressed. With this much volume + fabric on the bottom, I find that it’s often best to stick with a more fitted silhouette on top. (Unless you want to experiment along with me, and try something like the silky shape in the first look!)

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Top to Bottom // Warby Parker sunnies, Hanuel earrings*, Gap sweater, Madewell necklace, Gigi NY clutch*, Loren Hope cuff*, Anthro culottes, Converse tennies // * Notes a gifted item.

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+ Wear Them Like a Skirt – I’ve always loved a great midi-skirt, and realized that the easiest approach is to wear your own pair of culottes in the very same way. (Plus: You can throw them on with wedges and a leather backpack, and they become bike-friendly in an instant!)

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Hoping that these simple ideas will help you snazz up your spring wardrobe with confidence, and feel free to let me know if you have any other style questions in the comments below!

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Ps. – SUPER hilarious to see this blast from the past. ;)


 


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4 Comments

  • Reply Laci Ortiz April 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Jessie,

    Thank you for this post! As a fashion challenged lady, I have always appreciated the effortless flair of those who can style clothing like art. Truly enjoy your blog and looking forward to reading more!

    God Bless and Be Encouraged,

    Laci Ortiz
    http://www.goodmedicineministries.org

  • Reply jaana April 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    on point! love the way you wear them. all the looks are great
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  • Reply Shannon April 23, 2015 at 12:19 am

    LOVE! Your accessories really bring every piece together. Thanks for sharing!
    http://www.whitegirlwizard.com/

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