CLASSIC COMFORT: THE CULOTTE

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Let’s face it, culottes have been the colossal comeback fashion was waiting for. From colour to stripes, and even floral, brands have found countless ways to innovate with this versatile garment.

We all love culottes for their comfort. The best part is, that they can be worn in various ways to suit a plethora of occasions; just by changing your top, shoes or accessories.

This week, I have prepared three different looks that celebrate culottes – corporate, casual and cocktail.

styled by Salonee Goyal, curated by Simran Goyal 

CORPORATE

Minimalist fashion is on trend this season, and what better way to incorporate two trends whilst still being work appropriate?

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I paired my culottes with a white, scoop-neck t-shirt (tucked in tightly) and a cropped three-quarter sleeve, textured white blazer. To draw attention upward, I added a black, leather belt; and completed the look with a pair of black, leather, stiletto pumps.

For women with less curvier figures (rectangular, inverted triangle or apple), my advice is to forego the belt and tuck the t-shirt in a more relaxed manner, so that the crease sits neatly at the pant’s waist line. Alternatively, you could wear a white cropped t-shirt to achieve the same effect. Wearing a longer blazer will aid in drawing attention to your lower half.

I accessorised with a vintage Omega watch, dainty white and gold statement earrings; and a soft makeup look featuring a pink lip. You can never go wrong with a structured black bag to tie together a corporate ensemble.

CASUAL

This ensemble is chic and edgy – perfect for a day out with friends.

A black camisole with scalloped detailing on the bust has been neatly tucked into the camel culottes. Black heeled leather sock boots give this look drama, whist maintaining feminine flair. I have draped a leather jacket over the shoulders – the ultimate edge icon.

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Laced up leather boots are another great shoe alternative, if that’s more your style.

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A black crop top of similar style would also look exceptional with this outfit. But if this is not your style, and your body falls under the rectangular, apple or inverted triangle categories, then opt for a camisole that is loose and hangs neatly over the pant’s waist line.

I’ve added a link to a Wonder Woman inspired look created by Kayley Melissa, which I recreated to increase the look’s drama.

 

COCKTAIL

To take these culottes out for the night, I have selected a black top with a Sabrina neck-line that has been neatly tucked in. I chose to add a white marble texture as my third detail, and this features on my sandals, my earrings and my ring. My hair is lightly waved and pinned back into a half up-do.

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I’ve added another link to a hair tutorial by Missy Sue, which inspired my own up-do:

STYLE DETAILS:

CULOTTES: UNIQLO

LOOK 1:

white blazer: ValleyGirl | white t-shirt: H&M | black belt: boutique | black pumps: Corelli | earrings: Prouds | watch: Skagen | bag: Charles and Keith

LOOK 2:

leather jacket: Cooper St |black camisole: Target Australia | heeled boots: Diana Ferrari | lace-up boots: Boutique | earrings: Boutique | watch: IWC

LOOK 3:

black top: Portmans | sandals: Simona Ricci | earrings: Lovisa | ring: Lovisa

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Stylishly yours,

-Salonee and Simran

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