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 toย 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 lengthย – You need a pair that hits mid-calf. If they are longer, they do have a tendency to overwhelm shorter frames. Show some ankle! ๐Ÿ˜‰
  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 aย 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 Sera | Stardust Bohemian February 27, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    you styled them very well, great look <3


  • Reply Paulina February 27, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Anything with a bow on, I love!


  • Reply Tash Collier February 27, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Loving the denim! ๐Ÿ™‚ How fun!


  • Reply Chow Down USA February 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    You’re rocking those modern jeans! I love how you paired them with a femme top, beyond chic!

    Chow Down USA

  • Reply Whitney 'Nic' James February 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Such a lovely outfit. Your style is always so inspiring!


  • Reply Fiona February 27, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Those kind of very long denim culottes are so so pretty and I love them on you! Wish I could wear them, they are always to long on me ๐Ÿ˜‰ x, Fiona

  • Reply Andrea jueong February 27, 2016 at 10:15 am

    This look is just stunning! Love it all!

  • Reply Siffat Haider February 27, 2016 at 9:41 am

    I’m totally obsessed with this look, Amy! It’s so funny, I went shopping yesterday with my boyfriend and he was so horrified at the idea of denim culottes and I was thinking ‘boys know nothing’!

  • Reply Meghan Conard February 27, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Great styling tips love! You’re totally rocking these denim culottes! Amazing outfit lady! Wishing you a great weekend!

  • Reply Dawn Lucy February 27, 2016 at 6:55 am

    OMG … perfection … the floral pussy bow blouse, the lucite heels, the tassel earrings and THOSE CULOTTES! You just rock.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & have a fab weekend!


    Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Mica February 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    You wear your denim culottes so well! I really like the purple of your mini affair bag too – such a nice deep colour with the print on your top, looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ I should get my red one out, it’s been a while!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply kelsey bang February 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    you rock those cuottes! so fun!

  • Reply Eileen February 26, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    LOVE how you styled the culottes! And those tips on how to wear them are fab – thanks for sharing x

  • Reply Threads for Thomas February 26, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I never thought that I’d be a denim culotte girl, but you have made me want to try them! I love this look. These Citizens are perfect on you, and I love them with the floral blouse!

  • Reply Tina Phan February 26, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    You’re so cute Amy Ann! I think the 70s vibes is totally your thing and you own it like no other!!


  • Reply Birdie Liau February 26, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Wow this culottes look really good and fashionable on you (: perfect x

  • Reply Adri Cisneros February 26, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    You pull off culottes so well! Seriously, you’re the culotte queen!
    xo Adri |

  • Reply Cara E February 26, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    You pull these off so well, I’m very envious! I’d look like a farmer haha x

  • Reply streetmadonna February 26, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    You are amazing! I would never imagine denim culottes to look this chic and fashionable. I think I would look terrible in them…but I love your blog for shedding light on certain pieces that I tend to automatically rule out of my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Shea Sayers February 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    This is a trend I’m not too sure will work for me, but I will definitely keep your tips in mind if I give them a try. I would like to take more style risks, so getting a pair would be good for that goal! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love these on you!

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