Did you catch my post on Tuesday? I am on a major denim kick… but I don’t mean your average denim. I am loving all the modern silhouettes as an alternative to the skinny (which I will always love). You guys know I am a culotte fan (see recent posts here, here, here, here, here, and here), so it only makes sense that I would combine my love for denim and culottes. This pair is Citizens of Humanity via Shopbop, and they could not be more perfect. I really encourage you to try culottes. I have heard from several people that they suit me because I am tall. Here’s the thing, I think they suit everyone and are actually a very flattering cut.
How to wear Denim Culottes:
- It’s all about length – You need a pair that hits mid-calf. If they are longer, they do have a tendency to overwhelm shorter frames. Show some ankle! 😉
- Opt for a leg that isn’t too wide – This is important especially if you are on the petite side. You don’t want legs so wide they end up looking like a skirt. You do need some definition between legs when standing.
- Keep your waist defined – Although I have played with different lengths and fits of tops, when I first started wearing culottes, I was definitely more comfortable balancing the looser bottom with a more fitted top. Consider a more cropped fit or a slimmer top you can tuck in.
- Avoid pleats/zip front – Clearly on a denim pair, you probably won’t avoid a zip front, but my favorite dress pairs are my black and rust colored ones that have a hidden zipper on the side or back. in my opinion, this makes for a cleaner and more flattering line.
Denim Culottes: Citizens of Humanity c/o Shopbop // Floral Bow Blouse: Zara (old, option, option) // Boots: Topshop (sold out, black version, grey version) // Sunglasses: Prism via Ditto’s Endless Eyewear Program (use code STRAIGHTASTYLE for your first month FREE) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff