COOL IN CULOTTES

 
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        topshop jumpsuit | AA crop | zara boots | catbird jewels | shot & edited by jon macarewa

        topshop jumpsuit | AA crop | zara boots | catbird jewels | shot & edited by jon macarewa

cu·lottes
ˈk(y)o͝oˌläts,k(y)o͞oˈläts/ (noun: culotte)
 "women's knee-length trousers, cut with very full legs to resemble a skirt."

I think it's safe to say that I am really digging the culotte look lately. What has arguably become one of this season's "it pants" has found a special place in my heart. To be totally honest, like most people, I was a bit weary of this trend. Sure it looks great on super models with their long legs, but how would it look on my petite body? With a little help from my friends, I was encouraged to give the trousers a shot...and now I can't live without them! (It's also a huge plus that they are incredibly comfortable!

This faux leather culotte jumpsuit from Topshop is the perfect way to ease into the trend. It's an easy piece to style since the job of putting the outfit together is basically done...all that's left for you to do is add a crop top and some bold shoes to complete the look. You could also get away with a simple white tee and chucks for an effortlessly cool vibe. The faux leather and metal detailing add an element of edginess to the outfit, so to throw a hint of chic into the mix, I put my hair into a slicked back bun. I love how there are countless ways to style these pants.

(TIP: don't forget that fashion is meant to be fun! When you're shopping, don't hesitate to try something new...you just might become obsessed like I did!)

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