Denim Culottes : 4 Tips for Styling
Denim culottes : A trend that elicits mixed reactions. Some love it, some hate it. As with many trends, though, I see more and more people warming up to this trend over time. These wide-legged cropped denim pants are moving from the runway to reality in some really fashionable, fun ways. Though culottes might not be thought of as the most “sexy” cut of denim, the style is alluring in its own fashion forward way.
Here are our top 4 tips for styling your culottes:
1. Cut it off at the calf
The key to wearing culottes is to get the length right. The culottes should hit you mid-calf. If you need to have yours hemmed, or if you need to try on multiple pairs to find the right length, then do so. The right length prevents these culottes from making you look shorter than you are.
2. Select a single shade
This tip also combats the fear many have of culottes making them appear shorter. A monochromatic outfit will create that long and tall silhouette we all want. As you can see here, I stuck with shades of blue on both top and bottom.
3. Play with proportions
Have fun with this look! Let the proportions of the pants inspire you to try different shapes with other pieces of your look. For instance, I opted for an off the shoulder top. Denim culottes also provide a great opportunity to try a cropped top, as the culottes tend to be high-waisted.
4. Show off your shoes
I’m always looking for a way to showcase my shoes. Denim culottes provide the perfect opportunity for that! There is nothing wrong with wearing a traditional, pointy toe heel with these. But I let the retro 70s vibe inspire me to wear a chunky heel to enhance the overall feel of the look.
Bonus: these culottes will transition fabulously from summer to fall. I can’t wait to wear mine with a chunky sweater and some knee boots.
Denim Culottes : Shop Our Top Picks
Here are our top dozen denim culottes, in a range of prices, styles, and shades of blue.
Denim Culottes : Shop My Look
Johanna Ortiz top (sold out, but here are some other options I love: one shoulder top, printed option less than $50, very similar less than $50; I also think this top would look great) | J.Crew Rayner wide-leg jean (here) | Delpozo gold bow sandals (sold out, but other options here and here) | Chloe Faye bag (here) | J.Crew necklace (sold out; another option here for less than $50) | Prism sunglasses | Nars heat wave lipstick (here)
Is this a look you would be open to trying? Would you like to see more ways of styling these pants? Let me know your thoughts! Have a great week.
Photos by Justin James Photography