Culottes are the hottest trouser shape to be seen in this summer. Having stormed the catwalks, they quickly made their way onto the street style set and were seen all over the celeb fash pack, securing themselves as one of SS15’s biggest trends and now, culottes are all over the high street too.
A tricky trend to try we will admit, but there’s no reason to avoid this amazing short shape. We promise you, whatever your shape, size or style, there’s a pair of culottes out there for you. Here’s what you need to know.
Perfect for the office, culottes are your ultimate summer workwear update. Try a tailored pair, like the amazing pastel blue culottes we have picked from Zara, and team with a crisp white shirt and patent, pointy courts for the chicest ensemble your office will see all summer.
Not just for the office though, culotte shorts are also having a serious love affair with SS15’s hottest fabric, denim. Denim culottes are the way to bring your weekend wardrobe to life. Paired with a slogan tee or a lightweight sweat, try a frayed hem with flatform sneakers or chunky Birkenstocks and you will be rocking the hottest trend of summer.
The high street is also seriously delivering on print. Patterned culottes are an amazing way to inject some much-needed colour into your new-season wardrobe, but also make the culotte trouser trend easier to pull off. A bold print will make an amazing statement, while a horizontal-striped Breton culotte will be the most slimming piece of your arsenal.
The best thing about culottes? They are seriously comfortable! Loose-fitted and wide on the leg, not only are they flattering, but they are a world away from your too-tight skinny jeans and will definitely be the most comfortable fashion-forward item you buy all summer!
So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to browse the hottest selection of culottes on the high street. From Topshop to New Look and onto Warehouse, we have scoured the high street for the best, most amazing culottes to have you looking seriously slick this summer! Enjoy!
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By Amy de Klerk