4 Ways to Style Culottes

90s trends are resurfacing and childhood inspired clothing can be seen on the streets of London, Paris, and New York. Denim overalls, thick velvet scrunchies, furry sweaters, and colorful sneakers with Velcro straps have flooded the market. Millennials are trying to reclaim the last of their childhood memories as they teeter between adulthood and 90s kids’ memes. One trend captures the essence of childhood freedom in a professional silhouette are culottes.

Everyone had a pair of gauchos as a kid. I had a brown pair I wore with EVERYTHING; I didn’t care if they matched or not. (Thank god there’s not any photo evidence). Gauchos give the appearance of a skirt with the versatility of pants. For children they allow for climbing jungle gyms without flashing the playground. For adults, they give a feminine flow with the power to tackle the concrete jungle. Culotte novices can enjoy their newfound fashion freedom with four easy looks. 

1. Denim culottes can be paired with a peasant off the shoulder top and chunky heeled cork sandals for a bohemian inspired outfit.


2. For Girls’ Night Out play with textures. Contrasting textures create an immediate statement outfit without bold colors or large jewelry. This look is easy to achieve with clothing you already have.

3. If you’re feel daring opt for wider leg culottes in a jewel-tone with a neutral top and neutral accessories. Black works best for beginners, everything goes with black.

4. A monochromatic outfit is also an option for those wanting a clean, crisp, and professional look. Paired with statement shoes or lips this look will command attention.

Culottes from ASOS, Primark, Urban Outfitters, and Zara.