They’re Back: Wearing Culottes While Pairing Pastels


IMG_3169.jpgThe Look:

Top: ASOS Duster Coat In Cocoon Fit (Also love this coat here); Piperlime Collection Flutter Top; Bottom: FP One High Waisted Pintuck Culottes; Shoes: Guess Skin Print Pump (Old); Similar here; (Also love this shoe here); Bag: Banana Republic Convertible Crossbody

The Look For Less:

Top: Boohoo Chloe Fluid Trench Coat In Pink; Charlotte Russe Lace-Trim Flutter Sleeve Top; Bottom: Pixie Market Denim Culottes; or Forever 21 Classic Pleated Culottes; Shoes: Urban Jungle Taupe Snakeskin Print Pump; Bag: Chain Strap Crossbody Purse

I’m sure at some point, when cleaning and organizing your closet, you have had second thoughts about getting rid of a certain item, because that little voice in your head said “Don’t do it…It will be in style again one day.”  Well, here’s a lesson in listening to your inner voice.  IMG_3145.jpgIn 2014, we saw the culotte trend take off as a revival of the goucho, and it looks like this retro silhouette is back in 2015, and probably here to stay.  If you own a pair of culottes, this is definitely an item to bring out for spring, and/or if you are looking to add this item to your wardrobe, here are a few how-to’s for wearing the culotte.

1.  If you don’t feel the culotte will flatter your figure, just think of this full silhouette as a midi skirt with a slight pant feel.  If you are comfortable wearing an A-line skirt, you can certainly wear the culotte.

2.  Pair the classic culotte with a blouse or tee tucked in to eliminate having an over abundance of fabric on the top and bottom.  This will not only add a slimming effect, it will keep the proportions of the outfit simple.

3.  Pair a high-waist pair of culottes (shown in this post), with a crop or shorter top , and a heel to elongate the bottom, and create a waist slimming look.

4. Start with a pair of culottes in a neutral shade like, blue (navy or baby blue), black, grey, or cream for easy pairing and styling.

IMG_3142.jpgBecause spring has sprung, I was in somewhat of a pastel color mode, so I paired these baby blue high-waist culottes with an off-white shorter top, pink duster coat and heels.  I love the flow of these culottes, they are so comfortable, and they give the appearance that I am wearing a full midi skirt.  The top and the bottom are both so versatile, they can be worn from day to evening.

You can get the details on each piece in this outfit by clicking the links at the beginning of this post in “The Look,” and “The Look For Less” section, or you can visit the shop fashion page here.

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Hope your spring is off to a great start, and as always, thanks for reading!

































  1. Rena
    March 23, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    You are knocking it out of the park; loving this look! Beautiful, refreshing, affordable.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 23, 2015 / 11:44 pm

      Thank you Rena! I truly appreciate your comment. My goal is to share styles that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their budget. Thanks so much for continuing to visit the blog!!

  2. Rachel
    March 23, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Love this post!! In fact, I love your blog. Your style is so chic and classic. I see a few things I would like to add to my wardrobe, so I am clicking the links now to order.

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 24, 2015 / 6:21 pm

      Rachel, thank you for your comment, and for following my blog! Happy shopping :-).

    • Lulu With Grace
      March 27, 2015 / 10:22 pm

      Thank you very much Courtney for your comment, and thank you for visiting my blog! Please come back to visit again soon. XO

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