Essentially long shorts or cropped trousers, culottes are our new official must-have bottoms. These shorts have been tickling our fancy since late last year. And now, it's relishing its turn on the spotlight. Incredibly chic and easy to style for a lazy day or for work, we totally get why celebrities are mad about them, too! Just remember, ladies, proportion is key. From Kendall Jenner to Liz Uy, take notes from the fashionable celebs below on how to style the It pair of bottoms.
1. Posh Spice, Victoria Beckham, was one of the firsts to bring back the seventies flair of the culottes. She has them all - from pleated ones that mimic a flirty midi skirt, to striped co-ords, to tailored pairs in all basic colors.
Lemaire cashmere long turtleneck sweater, Uniqlo; Box Pleated Culottes, P3950, Harlan + Holden; Combined brogues, P2790, Stradivarius
For the Ber months, go for a cashmere turtleneck and billowy pastel culottes. Then, max out on the comfort level by matching it with cute brogues. Ditch the scarf unless you’re wearing one to support Breast Cancer Awareness.
2. Liz Uy, hands down, slayed it in New York!
Pinstripe Cropped Wrap Jacket, Pinstripe Mensy Wool Trousers by Boutique, both from Topshop; Fury-heeled pumps, Rochas
Want to step up your work wear? Surprise everyone and go for an ultra man-repelling pantsuit using culottes. Roll up the bottom and pair it with block heels to keep it cool yet still office-appropriate. This should inspire the men to up their style game, too.
3. Kim Jones is our very own queen of cool.
Cropped T-shirt, P995, Zara; Denim culottes, P2250, Mango; Ribbed Faux Leather Sandals, Forever 21; The DATU in black and white, Joanique
Chill days don’t always have to mean denim cutoffs and a shirt. Look sophisticute in a plain cropped top and cropped trousers paired with slides and a quirky clutch. This ensemble will keep the chic factor on those I-have-nothing-to-wear days.
4. Be a hottie like Kendall Jenner.
True Awakening bodice, P5,510.56, Keepsake; Pinstripe culottes; Ghillie Heels, Charles & Keith
Just because culottes are cut below the knee doesn’t mean there’s no way to make it look hot. When your legs are covered, why not try flaunting your clavicles instead? Opt for classic prints like stripes when showing off some skin, preferably in clean white.