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The season of autumn/winter officially commences in the ever changing fashion world and with it come trends that one ought to stop and take notice of. Culottes is one such trend that is touted as one of the biggest styles to watch out for this season and for a very good reason. This uber comfortable bottom wear is cropped and flared and therein lies its biggest strength – to be super versatile!
Now imagine this reigning trend of the season coupled with an all time classic like denim and you have a winner right there! As a part of the mega international property ‘Pepe Jeans London – Denim Fashion Week’ making its debut in India, I visited the Pepe Jean store and got my hands on the soon to be launched denim culottes. When I saw the pair, I instantly knew there was tons of ways I was going to be wearing it. As a trend, most people find culottes overwhelming to work around and are pretty unsure about how to pair it right. I thus decided to take my culottes for a spin by styling them in three entirely different ways for three completely different occasions! Keep reading for a complete lowdown on how to style your culottes.
The Laid-back Glam
Denims have an innate laid-back appeal to them that I absolutely love and I thus decided to style a casual look around these culottes but with a glam twist! I paired my denim culottes with a gold emboss motif tee (that’s super comfy!) and decided to channel the careless glam vibe by pinning my hair up in a messy knot and adding a pair of oversize hoops (à la Rihanna). My vintage glasses and heels perfectly completed the look that I was aiming for. I absolutely love how fashionable yet simple this whole look is. Definitely a must try!
Pro Tip – Pair your denim culottes with a casual tee for that causal day out and turn things around by simply switching a few accessories like a statement jewellery or ditching your sneakers for high heels to go the glam route.
The Understated Diva
I wanted to style a look that’s minimal, fuss-free and super wearable. So I teamed these Pepe Jeans culottes with this bell sleeved top tucked in to best highlight the hero of the look – the culottes. Simplicity is at the heart of this look and to amp things up in my signature style, I threw on a statement necklace. This small addition makes the look the lot more dressy and I can completely imagine wearing this to a brunch with my girls as also to a little fancier event.
Pro Tip – Play around with tucking in, knotting, layering or leaving the blouse as is to best work the culottes for your body type. Also, wide legged culottes is a great idea if you are bottom heavy.
The Rockstar Chic
One of my favourite options is to always go edgy and bold with my styling and surprisingly these denim culottes lend themselves to this trend with such ease! It’s all about the drama during fall/winter and this fringe top is an absolute stunner. I love how the culottes add that extra oomph to the silhouette so effortlessly. I completed this look with tied back slick hair to let my outfit do the talking and added a deep pout in spirit of the season.
Pro Tip – Wear your culottes to all the music festivals lined up this season by teaming them with a crop top (perfect because these culottes are the right amount of high waist!) and throw on a satchel and a pair of boots to complete the look.
I hope this post gets you to jump on the culottes bandwagon give this trend a try! Also, stay peeled on to my Instagram page as there’s soon going to be a contest where you can win yourself a makeover by me at Pepe Jeans store in Mumbai! Stay tuned!!