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Culottes are not only comfy but a perfect alternative to the A-line midi skirt as they’re practically midi faux skirt themselves. Plain black culottes in particular can be categorized as a classic wardrobe staple. If you’re wondering how to style these billowy midi pants or just what to wear with them, click on.
Culottes’ hemline fall anywhere between the knee and ankle. For any flared pants/skirts, this awkward length can pose a styling dilemma. So, to help you get an idea or two on how to make black culottes work as part your current wardrobe, scroll on for some vital fashion tips and tricks:
With culottes hem grazing somewhere mid-calf, it’s imperative that you like both your calves as they will be highlighted. With this style of pants, it’s vital to pick the right shoes as they too will become a focus of attention. Generally, neutral-colored ones are always better.
Vanessa pairs her black culottes with a boxy crop top minimally printed in a grid style and black cutout shoes with chunky heels and a black cap. A lone watch completes her sophisticated look.
♥ culottes – Asos | Rachel Eng
If you’re aiming for a smart look that is also relaxed in terms of the silhouette, cue in Rachel’s look. She teams her crisp black culottes with a white blouse and tops it off with neoprene moto jacket in black. She keeps her outfit androgynous by finishing off with glossy black slip-on shoes.
With culottes that are longer in length (almost reaching the ankle), make sure to consider your overall size. Petite ladies will need to get some structure going on waist up. Cinch the waistline if you must. Slip on a well-heeled shoe if needed.
♥ culottes – Asos | Eena Stormborn
Culottes, like skirts can be easily dressed up or down. Wear with a tucked in white tee and platform booties for a laidback look that can be worn for the day and night.
♥ culottes – Boohoo | Kristy Wu
Want to take advantage of the normcore anti-trend that has thrown all the fussy fashion rules out of the equation? Cue in Kristy’s all black outfit. She pairs an oversized black knit turtleneck sweater with black culottes and a pair of black sliders. Cat eye sunnies complete her low-key look.
♥ culottes – Mango | Marina Viloria
Here’s another all-black outfit iteration featuring black culottes for a sunnier climate. Marina pairs her culottes with a black cami top and black strappy chunky heels.
More exciting ways to style plain black culottes:
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What about culottes that tickle your fancy? How do you choose to wear them? Share your outfit ideas with culottes below!
“Building a proper wardrobe is like building a home. Indeed, you should think of it like a home, because it is something you’re going to live in. It must be comfortable and suit all your needs.” — Edith Head
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