Wide Leg Pants

  1. Loose Cropped Pants

Call them palazzo pants, culottes or gauchos, every few years or so, some form of cropped, wide-legged trousers make their way back into the fashion spotlight. And with the skinny jean progressively losing its popularity, loose pants are quickly replacing the body clinging bottoms we once found so desirable.

Whether you’re transitioning between the hot and cold seasons or in need of a lightweight pair of pants that’s perfectly breezy for the summer, culottes have unsurprisingly become a mainstay in our closets. A must-have silhouette as advised by many a style expert in terms of building your trouser collection, wide leg capris are also a great addition to any capsule wardrobe, both holiday and seasonal.

Looking through Instagram, lifestyle publications and the fashion blogosphere, celebrities and style icons are nailing the trend, but achieving that effortless style is actually not as easy for us everyday folk. If you don’t own a pair of culottes just yet, below are several outfit suggestions that will make them worth the investment:

Office Chic
When it’s hot, the pantsuit is your worst enemy; pants don’t give your legs enough air to breathe, pencils skirts can lead to unfortunate chaffing if worn without tights, and blazers are simply out of the question when you’re on your commute. Brown or tan culottes paired with a black sleeveless mockneck and thick strappy sandals keep you looking professional in the workplace without suffering from the heat.

Lounge Wear

If you’re a fan of the pajama/underwear turned outerwear fad, this outfit is right up your alley. Culottes look a little more like loungewear when they’re in a pastel hue, which you can complement with a white tank and a soft, robe-like cardigan to pay tribute to the most comfortable street style we have ever come across. You can wear this out shopping, for Sunday brunch, or even just running errands.

 

A Night Out on the Town
Whether you’re checking out the nightlife at your holiday destination or heading downtown for happy hour with the girls, this is your opportunity to color block. While it’s recommended that you keep your bottoms black, feel free to play around with other hues for your top, shoes and bag. For an added flirty vibe, go for a white boho crop top and choose heels and a purse in matching colors.

Have a wonderful day!

XO,

Emily

 

 

 

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