How to Wear Denim Culottes

February 26, 2016

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:

  1. 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! 😉
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  • Reply Alina Aronow February 26, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Love how you styled them Amy! You look fabulous. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply for seven seasons February 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Oh you are so rocking these. I love the vintage-y floral top you added to the look!

  • Reply Zelle Brown February 26, 2016 at 9:39 am

    So fab! You can definitely pull these off! And I love that top. So gorgeous. Have a great weekend!

    Southern Style

  • Reply Lisa @ Daily Style Finds February 26, 2016 at 9:38 am

    You look great in those culottes!

    Daily Style Finds

  • Reply Esraa Bassiouny February 26, 2016 at 9:20 am

    They look great on you. I wish it would look half as good on me.

  • Reply Brooke & Erica February 26, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Chic look – I love the culottes paired with that floral top. 🙂


  • Reply Liliana Ayala February 26, 2016 at 9:11 am

    There’s NO way I could pull this off…but you, do it so well!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Reply Mary Murnane February 26, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Love your denim culottes! I’ve had two pair in an online shopping cart for about a week now and you’ve convinced me to go ahead and finally order them! You look modern and chic, as always!

  • Reply Lorena Lorena February 26, 2016 at 8:08 am

    You totally pull this off – me, well not.

  • Reply Megan February 26, 2016 at 8:03 am

    You are killing the 70’s style! I love those pants & those amazing boots too!

  • Reply Kelly Kalinkewicz February 26, 2016 at 7:08 am

    LOVE everything about this look and these are great tips! That floral top is so cute!

  • Reply Christina S February 26, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Great tips and you look wonderful! Not too sure if I could pull them off though!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  • Reply Pam Hetlinger February 26, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Great tips! I love the idea of styling culottes with booties. Your style is flawless! xo, Pam

  • Reply Siffat Haider February 26, 2016 at 6:49 am

    I think I own culottes in every colour other than denim. You’ve convinced me to buy a pair. And I have major heart eyes for these shoes!

  • Reply Rachel February 26, 2016 at 6:42 am

    These culottes look so cute on you! I’m still searching for the perfect pair, they will be great for spring! Love the floral blouse, too! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  • Reply Gabriella Pacifico February 26, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Absolutely love those denim culottes on you! The booties just elevate the outfit so much! So good, Amy!

    xx Gabriella

  • Reply Natali February 26, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Your style is flawless Amy!! This blouse has such a gorgeous floral print and I could easily wear it too. 🙂

  • Reply Jill February 26, 2016 at 5:44 am

    I don’t think I could pull off culottes but I love them on you! This is such a stylish look!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply theblackblush blog February 26, 2016 at 4:51 am

    I think denim culottes are a trick piece, but I can totally see myself wearing them! You look so stylish!

  • Reply Rachelle February 26, 2016 at 4:40 am

    culottes were just made for you, you look gorgeous lady.


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