Bird’s Eye View: The culotte pant

The culotte pant is no newcomer—it was ubiquitous on street style this fall—but it’s one trend that I’m glad to see continuing into the coming seasons. Take a look at Thakoon’s pre-fall collection. Trousers with calf-grazing hemlines appear in various colors, prints and textures (knit and silk culottes in the same collection!), and look great paired with sweaters, silk blouses and floral shirts. Culottes have the silhouette of the feminine midi-skirts but are relaxed and undemanding like shorts. The look can be fine-tuned with the shoes you slip on—lady-like with stilettos, athletic with sneakers and gamine with oxfords. Personally, I like mine high-waisted with a pointed d’Orsay pump. There’s something about the cropped length and volume that make the culotte perfect for spring.

Pre-fall won’t be available until mid-summer, but lucky for you, we’ve found some available now:

 

 Stella McCartney bouclé culottes

Tibi striped silk culottes

Suno floral print culottes

Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto

Chalayan split leg culottes

No. 21 cotton culottes

Image via Style.com

Written by Madison Shimoda

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