If you haven't already noticed the 2015 trend for pants, well I'm here to tell you it's the culottes! It actually looks like a midi-cut palazzo pants and is usually wider than normal palazzos. And I friggin loveee the silhouette cause (a) They're loose and slouchy (b) They're short and does not sweep the floor like most palazzos do!
That's why I was so excited to be bringing them in in my latest collection, and modified it a bit to fit a hijabi cause a normal culottes will hang just above your ankles and is kinda not hijabi-appropriate :D I got a message from my team that a particular shopper of one of the pants wanted me to do a blogpost on how to work culottes.. Well darling, this is my answer for you! :D
Pair it with standard length tops
This look is pretty much straightforward and very much achievable seeing that you can pair the culottes with any tops you have that fall just above the hips. Don't worry of the fact that your top does not cover the bum, for the culottes is already loose so it does not cling to your hips like other pants do. Well, I'm speaking on behalf of the culottes I designed especially for this purpose.
Layer with a long cardi
In addition to wearing a short top with your culottes, add another layer of cardigan or long top over those two pieces to achieve a more stylised look. I purposely wore a fitted tee with my maxi culottes and finished it off with a black long shirt to maintain its modesty. And ooh, who says you can't wear culottes with flats? I just did, with a pair of plimsolls! :D
Wear it with a tunic
Now this look was so unexpected. Whilst in the design process, I tried pairing things up within the pieces I have in my collection and turns out tunic tops works remarkably well with my maxi culottes! Seriously I could;t get enough of this look cause it was so chic and sophisticated! Wore a pair of kitten heels and voila!
So there you have it! Three different looks you can achieve with a single pair of maxi culottes. Tag me on my instagram so that I can see how you did yours! And ooh, if you're dying to get a pair of this maxi culottes (a few pieces are still available--though very limited) you can visit my shop. This pair is totally comfortable if you ask me. The waist is all around gartered (elastic) so most waists can fit! :D
Shop maxi culottes here: Shea Rasol.