By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ
Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen a dramatic spread of pants styles, from wide-legged trousers to high waisted skinny jeans and, of course, culottes. Cropped pants continue to be popular as we move into spring – and with good reason! Roomy and structured, they keep you comfy while giving you a sophisticated silhouette. Plus, they just so happen to be extremely versatile – read on to find out how to wear culottes three different ways!
With this look, we kept it simple by sticking to black and white with rose gold accents. Grid prints are another popular geometric pattern that have been spotted everywhere, so why not add them to the mix? Since the top is mostly black and the bottoms are mostly white, it doesn’t overwhelm the eyes! To keep with the geometric theme, we picked a statement circle necklace – as you can see, we pretty much covered all the basic shapes in one outfit. If you want to shake the monochromatic look just a little, swap out the white tassel earrings for a pair with multicolored fringe.
How to Wear Culottes from Day to Night
Adding mesh to any outfit can easily shift the tone from day to night. This front-ruffle mesh blouse? Perfection! A metallic cami underneath provides subtle shine or you can go extra bold with a floral bralette. Heart-shaped sunglasses, a mini backpack and platform slides truly elevate this look.
Back to Basics
Ok, so we definitely know how to wear culottes while making a statement, but what about a more classic look? Simplify your favorite pair of cropped pants by wearing them with a structured blouse. The details on this blouse really make the outfit – let the pintucks and micro ruffles do the talking. And don’t forget to accessorize! A ‘90s-inspired O-ring belt is an easy and functional way to amp up the impact of this look. A simple crossbody is also a must – this fringe bag is perfect for your day-to-day while still being unique and fun.
If this blog has inspired you to ditch all other pants besides culottes, we totally get it. Nothing beats the creative challenge of coming up with new ways to style basics! Still wondering how to wear culottes for your own personal style? They come in all colors and patterns – just stop into your local Buffalo Exchange to try on a few pairs and see for yourself!