Latest Style Tips: What to Wear With Culottes

Culottes are a major fashion favourite, thanks to how chic yet comfortable they are. Don’t forget about this wide-legged trouser trend when summer has passed! Culottes can easily be worn throughout the seasons and are incredibly simple to style up or down. Need some inspiration before you tackle the trend? No worries, just keep reading our style tips on what to wear with culottes and you’ll be ready to go no matter the weather.
SPRING
Spring can be an awkward time when it comes to fashion due to the constant changes in weather. Don’t worry though, just stay one step ahead by layering up, while still showing off your figure.

Go for lightweight materials but opt for long sleeved tops to add some warmth. Stripes and polka dots are great patterns to pair up with plain black culottes, adding extra detail to really up the ante.

You can ditch the jacket if it’s warm outside, otherwise, opt for an edgy biker jacket. If you prefer a more feminine look, the popular Victoria quilted jackets from Barbour have a funnel neckline and take inspiration from the classic preppy heritage look. Either way, you’ll be warm and effortlessly stylish.

The sort of shoes you wear often depends upon the weather; don’t choose heels if it’s a tad frosty and avoid sandals when it’s raining. Meet in the middle and choose some casual but classy white trainers so you don’t have to worry about being caught short when the weather changes. If you’re going somewhere a bit more formal, flat shoes including ankle boots will be your best friend. Don’t be afraid to flash some skin on your night out with a bardot top that subtly highlights your clavicle.

Rob’s top tip: A casual tote bag is the way to go – not only are they super stylish, they’re big enough to pop your brolly in!


SUMMER

Don’t overheat in jeans – culottes are an absolute essential in summer, thanks to their breezy nature.

Less is often more when it comes to perfecting summer outfits, and that’s certainly the case for culottes. While most simple tops look great with black culottes, a sheer trimmed cami adds instant elegance while still looking incredibly modern. Tie the front up in a small knot to create a cropped effect if you’re feeling daring, otherwise, let the culottes do the talking by tucking in the cami loosely.

Whether you’re heading out for work or socialising with your friends, this everyday outfit is easy to upgrade. A slim fit blazer will compliment your shape and oozes class and sophistication when paired with a lace trim cami. Trade your everyday shoes for some vampy black high heels to modernise the overall look – perfect for a night out with your colleagues or socialising with the girls.

Rob’s top tip: Hopefully, the sun is shining and you won’t need a jacket, but there are plenty of lightweight options to protect you from those summer showers. Denim looks great with black culottes, so why not go for a classic waist length jacket?


AUTUMN

Don’t forget about your beloved culottes as the weather changes, just make a few tweaks to your styling choices.

Reds, oranges and caramel browns go hand-in-hand with autumn. Go for a super soft knit in one of these eye-catching colours to keep the cold at bay while staying chic. Roll up the sleeves to create a contrasting effect – by doing this, you’ll draw the eye to your top and turn it from simple to stylish.

If you want to stray from these colours, opt for a super soft blush raglan knit and nail that summer to autumn style in an instant.

Accessories are a must to stand out from the crowd. A luxurious but durable leather handbag will see you through the colder months. We love the Alexiis Large Tote by Ted Baker, which was crafted from bovine leather and adds a touch of elegance to any outfit.

Turn this look from day to night by adding a statement necklace and some heels. Don’t forget to grab your coat before you head out either, nobody wants to freeze in the name of fashion. Featuring luxurious rose gold hardware and classy high necks, our range of wrap coats are ideal for warming up while looking good.

Rob’s top tip: Tuck your thick knitted jumper into your trousers to cinch in your waist and show off your shape.


WINTER

It may be tempting to stick with jeans and an oversized parka during winter, but culottes are surprisingly key to pulling off those winter trends. Not sure what to wear with culottes in winter? It’s actually not as hard as you’d think.

Step up your winter wardrobe with an essential cream roll neck knitted jumper. Oversized fits are incredibly cosy yet chic, especially when partially tucked into the front of your trousers. The Ikallah Knit from Boss Casual is the perfect roll neck for winter with ribbed trims and stunning knit panelling detail.

Add some extra warmth by pairing it up with the classy wrap coat – they really are the coat of the season, due to their versatility. You may be surprised at how much scarf and gloves can add to an outfit; pair up chic leather gloves with a faux fur snood to add warmth and extra elements to the ensemble. Every girl needs a signature faux fur piece in their wardrobe; it oozes sophistication and is a longstanding trend that Rob loves.

Don’t risk suffering a fashion fail by wearing heels and slipping on ice. Avoid heels for everyday wear and stick to flats; whether it’s ankle boots or some trusty trainers, our range of flats sensible but far from boring.

Rob’s top tips: A small across body bag looks great across a thick roll neck jumper, adding extra detail without overloading the outfit with too many elements.