Every once in a while a trend comes along that makes us all question our own sense of style. Right now, that trend is undoubtedly culottes. I don't know if I'm the only one who remembers the slightly scary gaucho phase we all went through a few years ago, but apparently it's back...in a chicer, cooler way, of course. And I have to admit that it's kind of growing on me.
While I'm not completely on the culotte train yet, so to speak, I'm getting there. A month ago, I would have dismissed the trend as ridiculous and silly. Giant pant/shorts that are sort of like capris made for giants? No, thank you. But here we are, smack dab in the middle of the trend, and what can I say? I kind of like it — even if I'm not 100 percent sure how to wear the pant/shorts all the time. If you're in the same boat as me and need some culotte inspiration, don't worry; I've got you covered. Here's how 13 Instagrammers rocked their culottes.
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Stripes and Color
I don’t know about you guys, but I am actually obsessed with this look.
This is an all-around winning outfit for fall.
Yes, apparently leather culottes are a thing. And they look pretty good, too. Who would have guessed?
An excuse to get more use out of crop tops? Don’t mind if I do.
Culottes + Chanel
Ok, so the whole head-to-toe Chanel thing kind of makes you automatically cool, no matter how silly your pants are.
All Black Everything
Classic black in a not so classic way.
This color combination is killer. End of story.
All White Everything
The chicest thing I’ve ever seen, maybe.
Culottes and a little grunge never hurt anybody.
Love a good jacket cape.
A Little Color
This shade of yellow + this style of pant = statement.
Sequins and culottes? An odd pairing, but it works.
Who knew I liked baggy pants so much?