Last weekend when I was thrifting with Jodi and Audrey, I came across a pair of brown culottes…  I already have a grey pair and a denim pair, and I already know, culottes are not for the faint at heart.  They’re not slimming, the length doesn’t work on everyone, they’re not mainstream fashion… yet they have a funky vibe and they’re super-comfortable and they’re quite functional.  As in, they offer the freedom of movement of a skirt without the danger of flashing innocents.  So I snatched up those brown culottes and wore them ASAP!

Worn with Deletta top $7, vintage blazer - half of a handmade suit I scored for - and Ugg clogs.
Worn with Deletta top $7, vintage blazer – half of a handmade suit I scored for $10 – and Ugg clogs $13.

Jodi and Audrey looked at me with skepticism when I tried the culottes on, but I knew immediately they would work great with my relatively new-to-me clogs!

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This outfit was a slow work in progress.  First I selected the tee then realized it would be freezing then remembered I would be in the sweltering class all day so I would need to wear a removable-finishing layer...
This outfit was a slow work in progress. First I selected the tee then realized it would be freezing then remembered I would be in the sweltering class all day so I would need to wear a removable-finishing layer then I had to choose accessories and by then I was almost late…

I did end up ditching the blazer for most of the work day, but otherwise wore these culottes, happy as a clam, from sun up to way past sun down and was comfortable the whole time.  I will wear them into the winter with tights and boots and plan to style them up like any neutral pant!  And honestly, I have been looking for brown pants for some time, ever since giving up on past pairs that weren’t that good to begin with.

Maybe I really look like this  according to small children - wide pants tiny head.
Culottes according to small children – wide pants tiny head.

I have no sage advice around culottes; a quick Pinterest search will show you a variety of ways to style culottes of varying lengths and widths – all on size 2 models. #nothelpful  So I say, give culottes a try and if after a few wearings you like how they feel, then go for it.  And if you have a pair of clogs to wear with them, well, they’re MFEO.

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Maybe I’ll even wear them again tomorrow and see if anyone notices!

 

4 Comments

  1. You look great in this outfit. Love the way you styled the culottes.

  2. I agree that culottes aren’t for everyone, but I love them, and you look great!

    • Thanks Jen! I just kinda decided they spark joy so I wear them and go forth with attitude!

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