Me? In a pair of culottes? Who knew?
So yesterday, marked my five years in blogging. Thanks to good ol’ WordPress for this sweet reminder. It feels like it’s been a while and clearly, so many things have changed. Including my style.
This year has been about making adjustments, embracing changes, and sometimes, stepping out of my comfort zone. Fashion wise, I found comfort and coolness in a pair of culottes.
I have seen this piece of clothing in different styles, but this particular one swept me off my feet. I also would like to point out that my culottes fever took a peak when I started following an inspirational fashion influencer and girl boss Jeanne Grey from Grey Layers (you can see how she’s styled hers here.)
I’m pretty sure I owned a few pairs in high school, and at one point, my Grandma made me one! Whenever I don one and as I feel the hem flutters with every step I make, it’s quite nostalgic.
That said, finding the right length has always been a challenge especially when you’re all torso (thanks husband for pointing it out). In fact, that applies to jeans and pants also. Everything just seems longer (including cropped type bottoms) when you’re only 4’11. Well, that didn’t stop me from owning two pairs from UNIQLO, folks. I was surprised how the length worked well with my stature. I’m not dragging the clothing all over the floor, thank goodness.
While culottes come in many shapes and lengths, I prefer the skirt-style, plated version by UNIQLO. It features an elastic waist for a relaxed fit, and the large pleats add that extra flare. And it has pockets! (Comes in Beige, Black, Navy, and Yellow)
This pair is my current go-to if I want to stay comfortable despite the heat and also if I want to move freely like the wind. Or something like that. With regards to incorporating this piece in your OOTD, I went for something that would work to my advantage — cropped top. For the finishing touch, I went with my KAANAS leather blush sneakers and accessorized it with a tasseled foldover crossbody plus this new favorite solar-powered watch from One Eleven Watches.
Cropped top: New Look/Asos Culottes: UNIQLO Foldover Crossbody: Lulus Watch: 111 Watches Sneakers: KAANAS/Shopbop Necklace: Shopbop Photographer: JD/ The Gear Effect