Culottes, divided skirts or whatever you choose to call them are another fashion trend I thought that I would test out. Culottes used to be one of my favourite clothing pieces many years ago. They are one of those cameleon items that can be easily transformed from day to evening with the addition of the right accessories.
They can look very smart for work teamed with a tailored blazer and equally at home for the office evening party with a simple top and some sparkly jewellery.
It was a very cold a blustery day when Mr. P took the above photos so I wore a chunky cream sweater in the first shot. The hat is there to stop my hair blowing all over the place. I am also for the first time wearing a pair of black heeled ankle boots. Not a look I normally go for as I find that they tend to be unflattering and shorten my legs. However in this instance I found that they added just the right edge to stop the culottes veering towards the frumpy.
In the second shot I have teamed the culottes with a simple cream top and wide black belt to add emphasis to the waist. The blue long line cardigan is there for warmth as much as for the look, although I think it adds a casual air. It was just too cold to take it off and show the sleeveless cream top on its own.
PS. For my winserlondon fans there are some great reductions on a selection of their key pieces here including the tunic I featured in my “What to pack for a visit to the British countryside” down from £150 to £99.
This is what culottes used to look like.
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