Add a new style-staple to your closet this season in the shape of culottes. We saw a lot of the ‘split skirt’ or culottes on the Spring 2014 runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks of which styles varied from slim fit to wide and voluminous. They sat above the knee, knee-length or midi length, in patterned or solid bright or neutral hues, with some textured finishes. Some were lightweight, some were heavyweight and some incorporated pleat detail on the front.
Net-a-Porter have given us a master-class on how to style this trend to enable us to keep the look ultra chic. What’s great about culottes is that they are so versatile and could easily take you from daytime work-wear through to evening glam. They are an ideal alternative to trousers as we head into Spring not to mention the fact that their relaxed fit makes them oh so comfortable.
These Victoria Beckham Cropped Wool Wide-Leg Pants $1,450.00 actually opened her Spring runway. In a midi calf length, these woolen and very flattering pants boast a boyish tailored fit, making them ideal for smart work-wear. Team them with this Adam Luppes Cotton Top $490.00 tucked neatly in and complete your look with these Alexander Wang Glossed-Leather Mules $525.00, to create a monochrome look, that is ultra smart and styled to perfection.
These Joseph Saville Cropped Leather Wide-Leg pants $1,475.00 are luxe in every sense of the word with their supple sand leather finish, midi calf length and smart tailored pleat detail. Tuck in this Jason Wu Ruffled Silk Top $1,950.00 in a complementary ivory tone and glam up this look for the evening with these Alaia Cutout Embellished Raffia Pumps $2,915.00, that co-ordinate so well with their rose gold stud embellishment, whilst the turquoise stones add a great contrasting pop of color.
Opt for a casual take on the culotte trend with these See By Chloe Denim Culottes $310.00. These ultra-flared denim versions sit just below the knee and are a great way to work this look at the weekend. Tuck in this Altuzarra Striped Silk-Twill Shirt $995.00 and pair with these Pedro Garcia Xola Leathe and suede sandals $475.00 for a cool and collected look that’s perfect for warm work-free Spring day.
These 1205 Air Pleated Satin-Twill Culottes $565.00 could almost pass as a skirt with their wide-leg loose-fit pleated detail. In a gorgeous shade of navy and with their luxe satin-twill finish they look ultra smart whilst the elastic waist screams comfort (who knew those two could go hand in hand). Smarten them up further with this Burberry Prorsum Silk-Organza Shirt $750.00 neatly tucked in and these elegant and perfectly co-ordnated Givenchy Floral-Print Leather Sandals $670.00 for a look that will nail it at any special occasion.
Check out ‘How To Wear Culottes’ at Net-a-Porter for more inspiration on how to style this trend and be sure to add what promises to be yet another style-staple to your closet. With such a wide choice of styles and fits, you’re sure to find one that suits, to keep you on-trend this season.
Images via Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Net-a-porter.