You may have seen that I pondered my purchases from the Archive by Alexa range from M&S last week (Do I want to wear something so hyped?) - having bought the Harry blouse in pink and white and the Ada trousers and blazer, I'd already decided to keep the latter. The jury is still out on the blouses...!
So - culottes! M&S describe these as trousers, but although they're strictly wide-leg cropped trousers I'm going with culottes for the purposes of this post (less of a mouthful). I'd had a few requests from readers asking that I try styling culottes, but I'd resisted till now... In the end resistance was effectively futile.
I'M STARTING TO FEEL LESS AND LESS LOVE FOR SKINNIES AND TOTALLY FALLING FOR CULOTTES INSTEAD. PAIRED WITH HIGH ANKLE BOOTS THEY DO SOMETHING TO YOUR PROPORTIONS THAT MAKES YOU LOOK INCREDIBLY LEGGY.
To get to the point: I'm a total convert. Whether it's because I've seen so many fashionistas rocking them in street style photos I don't know, but I'm starting to feel less and less love for skinnies and totally falling for culottes instead. Paired with high ankle boots they do something to your proportions that makes you look incredibly leggy... Perfect for long-waisted ladies like myself.
This only works with a high-waisted pair (these are perfect, especially as they have two sets of buttons to allow for expansion) and a tucked-in top.
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