What’s the hottest trouser shape right now? The culotte, of course. And, in denim, they are a great alternative to a pair of jeans.
Denim is a huge trend too this season so a pair of denim culottes is two trends in one. What’s not to love? Perfect with a flat summer sandal, great with a trainer or skate shoe and gorgeous with a high heel; they’re the most versatile trouser choice of the season. And, come winter, pair with a three quarter-length boot for an elegant work or weekend look.
Now that’s the foot wear situation sorted, what else to wear with them? The good news is pretty much anything goes. Keep it sporty with a logo sweatshirt, smarten up with a silky blouse or start channelling next season with a polo neck.
But denim culottes are not all the same, so which style to choose? If you’re thinking to wear to the office, there are smarter options with a cuff hem or a slightly slimmer cut leg. If you’re looking for more of a weekend pair, go with a frayed hem or turned down hems for a more relaxed feel.
Then there are the different shades of denim. Darker indigo or navy culottes makes for more of a polished look, perfect with a pair of boots. Tip: When layering midi skirts, culottes or cropped trousers with boots, just make sure there’s no skin on show. As with jeans, lighter styles look more dressed-down and casual.
So, if you are looking for that one item that will update you’re current wardrobe and see you through the rest of summer and into next season then the denim culotte is for you…