Culottes: The once a dreaded childhood silhouette has turned into a mainstay on the fashion scene thanks to a simple, carefree fit. From chambray to floral to waist-bag style, these relaxed pants are versatile for workplace cool to vacation style, and can accent a thin frame and style a curvy one. As much as I love a classic palazzo or a vacation ready linen, you must add a cool pair of culottes to your summer wardrobe.

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Give your suits and dresses a break. If you work in a corporate environment, opt for black or navy culottes, and pair with a button down blouse, Boucle jacket, and a gray pump. On a casual Friday, add a shiny loafer or colorful, pointed-toe flat. In a more casual environment, play with a waist-bag waist and flowy blouse or a tee shirt.

Vacation/ Weekend Style

Culottes are a great alternative if you don’t like shorts or are burned out on maxi dresses. Look out for natural fibers such as cotton and silk, for even more cooling (breathable) qualities. Style with your bikini or add a simple white tank, straw hat, and silk scarf for a touch a city chic when brunching with your girls.

Don’t forget to balance proportions! Rock your culottes in a breezy, comfortable and chic fashion.

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Hat: Janessa Leone | Tank: Free People | Sunglasses: Tory Burch | Culottes: ASOS | Sandals: Sole Society | Bag: Louis Vuitton

 

 

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