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5 ways to wear culottes

5 ways to wear culottes

If you’re looking for a fresh alternative to black pants for work, consider wearing black culottes!

Culottes are essentially pants, but it’s the way that they’re cut that differentiates them for the typical black pants you would normally wear for work. Typically looser in the leg with the leg length from below the knee to mid-calf, they have been on trend for a couple of seasons now and still going strong. Here Canna is wearing the front fold culottes in black by Arisology, which are beautifully constructed and can be worn in a variety of ways. We talk about 5 ways you can wear the culotte trend

Wear culottes with a pair of heels, as Canna does above. Because of the looser fit of the culottes like Arisology’s, heels are the most flattering footwear to wear with culottes, especially if you are more on the petite side. You can go for a stiletto heel for a dressier look, or the current trend of block heels for a more laidback style.

Wear culottes with a fitted blouse. Pairing a loose, boxy top and loose bottoms can overwhelm, especially if you’re on the shorter side. The silk top Canna wears here is a great choice for Spring, and is fitted enough so that it counters the relaxed leg of the culottes. A tailored button up shirt is also a great option to pair with the culottes for a professional work outfit.

Wear culottes with a cami. This is an on-trend look that would be perfect for those upcoming warm evenings. The delicate cut of the cami is the perfect counterbalance to the loose, relaxed cut and fit of culottes. Pair the Arisology culottes with strappy heels and a clutch, and you’re ready for a fancy dinner out!

Wear the culottes with a pair of white sneakers. This would be best for those who are a bit taller and can get away with wearing flat shoes with culottes. Pairing these Arisology culottes with a crisp white shirt with the top buttons and cuffs undone is a nod to the stylish minimalist style bloggers who also rock this combination.

Wear the culottes in a monochromatic outfit, eg wear a black top with black pants. Not only can this be slimming and flattering by making you look long and lean, but it’s an easy way to get ready in the morning when you’re short of time! This black cut out sleeveless top would be perfect with the culottes, with the cut out drawing the eye up and creating interest.

Hopefully these ideas have inspired you to try out the culottes trend – seeing as these and wide leg pants are one of the big trend for the upcoming spring/summer, it’s worth investing in a classic pair like these ones from Arisology that you can wear in all of the above ways!

This post was written in collaboration with Arisology.


Eileen Sioson

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Eileen is a blogger at 5feetofstyle.com, where you can find style inspiration, "how to wear" tips, and capsule wardrobe ideas. She is also a full-time mum of two, Food Network addict, and unabashed dog person.

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