How to style culottes

So this is me trying to be adventurous. To tell you the absolute truth, I’ve had a pair of culottes sitting in my wardrobe for the last year and a half that have never been worn…disgraceful isn’t it!? I was determined that I was going to wear this trend as I knew that it suited me and my style but I just didn’t know how. 

I spent some time on Instagram for some inspo and then all of a sudden it came to me…perhaps I was going wrong with wearing black. I instantly went on Asos on the train back from London – my boss marvelling at the fact that he left me alone for 15mins and I managed to shop. I saw these beauties and, whilst worried that they might be too long, went for it anyway…and I LOVE THEM!

I’d say that it took a while to style these and if you want to style them too, I might suggest using these 3 helpful tips:

Tip #1

Wear heels – oh this is a must, I wore them around the house with my backless loafers thinking ‘yeah these go’ and boy was I wrong. This is especially a must if they are long like these and you are as short as I am.

Tip #2

Wear them high waisted. This is key for the reason of balance. If you are vertically challenged like myself then not highlighting the trousers up to your waist is a big mistake. Keep everything on top reasonably tailored and short.

Tip #3

Feel and act confident. I did feel a little odd walking around in something very different but actually holding your head up and walking around with confidence can actually make the culottes look better and more suited to your shape.

Are you willing to give them a try?

Shop the look below.

Shop the look

Thanks for reading, watch how I styled these culottes 2 ways here:


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18 Comments

  1. Milex xxx
    October 16, 2016 / 7:52 pm

  2. Lizza Lopez
    October 17, 2016 / 2:14 am

    Great tips … Love the culottesxx LLwww.lalouuula.com

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:14 am

      Thanks Lizza!

  3. A TRENDY LIFE
    October 17, 2016 / 7:29 am

    You look awesome! Great look! Kisseshttp://www.atrendylifestyle.com/2016/10/hystrix-madrid.html

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:14 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

  4. Alice Abner
    October 17, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Great work! I’m really inspired by it :)Cartincoupon.com

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:14 am

      That's awesome, thanks Alice!

  5. Samantha Mariko
    October 17, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    this is a super chic way to style culottes! love it!www.samanthamariko.com

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:14 am

      You're so lovely Samantha! 🙂

  6. elblogdesilvia
    October 17, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    I love your pics, the outfit is perfecthttp://www.elblogdesilvia.com/2016/10/streetstyle-high-waist-jeans-zara-blogger-silvia-rodriguez-influencer.htmlkiss

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:14 am

      Thanks hun 🙂

  7. Keri H
    October 18, 2016 / 1:54 am

    Those are the chicest culottes I have seen so far!!Enclothed Cognition

    • Arabella Wright
      October 18, 2016 / 5:15 am

      Thanks Keri – I'm so glad I got them!

  8. DEMELER
    October 19, 2016 / 12:32 am

    love how you're wearing them! so cutexxhttp://thedemeler.com

  9. moda en un link fashion blog
    October 19, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Love how you´re wearing this outfit.You look so chic dear. Baddie Inpired look

  10. Christina Lau
    October 20, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I have a very similar pair in black! They're one of my favorite pairs of pants to wear — so comfy and chic! I absolutely love how you styled these. The leather jacket is on point!Best,ChristinaLooks by Lau

  11. Iga Parker
    October 22, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    love this outfit!

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