FASHION: Crazy for Culottes

Summer isn’t over yet! Not in my mind anyway, I’m clinging on to the warm weather we’ve had with hopes that it will continue through September (a girl can dream can’t she?). My go-to during the warm days and breezy nights are culottes.

Culottes, gauchos, whatever you want to call them, I’m loving them. These wide-leg, knee-length pants may be dreaded by most but they’re actually quite easy to wear. I grabbed my first pair in Europe earlier this year and now I’m hooked.

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Polyester/Spandex Crop Top, TELA at Urban Outfitters // Viscose Culottes, H&M // Pointy Toe Mules, ALDO // Metal Frame Sunglasses, Tom Ford // Vegan Leather Clutch, Nella Bella

Since culottes have a wider leg, I prefer to balance them with less volume up top. As for the shoes, I’ve worn my culottes with flats before but a heel is definitely more flattering as it will give you more height. My favourite aspect of the culotte is the versatility and how you can easily transition from weekday to weekend. For work, tuck in a fitted dress shirt and pair them with pumps. For a barbecue, opt for flats and a comfy crop top. They can be worn just about anywhere and now I’m obsessed.

– Chenessa Lam

Photography by Tse Daniel


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