If you are like me, dear readers, you may be wondering if the culottes trend has legs. Are they cool , or are you feeling lukewarm? I recently found these shorts, which look like culottes shorts , with the wide legs and a longer length and thought why not. I brought them home and thought, why? Then I wore them...Ah, comfort!
Or maybe it is just warm. I have these simply styled. I put my pattern mixing skills on the shelf and went with a solid ribbed sweater and a cropped, vaguely nautical jacket. I added my black and white clutch to keep some cash and lipstick, and to add a bit if visual interest. I am glad my jacket and these culottes have pockets.
I like how my booties give this causal outfit some polish. Now, confession time. Soon. These look just like many of the culottes I am seeing in the stores, especially online. I am not, however, seeing any real consensus of what a culotte is... I can only infer that if it is not a skinny short or capri, and if the length falls to the knee ( junior stores have them mid- thigh, the designers are doing them mid calf- they are culottes. They seem to be called culottes shorts in the former, and culottes in the latter. To be called culotte anything, they have to be wide, and preferably tapered like a skirt. And that, dear readers, can get dowdy real fast. Therefore my confession is... that ....these are just shorts..made for boys.. by GUESS.
Outfit details: `Jacket by Adam Lippes via STA, NY NY `Tribal culottes shorts by Guess, via Century 21, NY NY `Sweater by Miu Miu, via Encore, NY NY `Booties, Christian Louboutin, via Colette, Sag Harbor `Clutch, by Badgley Mischka, via Century 21 NY NY `Sunnies- by Max Mara, via Southampton Optics
It was chillier today, and now..it is snowing!!! ERGGH