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 clara mcmillan February 29, 2016 at 12:03 am

    You always look so fabulous, this is yet another amazing 70’s look!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire

  • Reply Mademoiselle Coconath February 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    So chic! Love your outfit!


    Mademoiselle Coconath

  • Reply Jessica February 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    ultimate chic!

    Jessica |

  • Reply Toyas Tales February 28, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    When I saw denim culottes in the store I wondered how I could possibly style them. Thank you for great style inspiration and idea.

  • Reply Lauren Blair . February 28, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I just tried on a pair like this but I didn’t fee like the worked on me very well. You look awesome though, and I love that blouse!!! That’s good you made a list of how to make these works because while fun, they are a trickier piece of clothing! XO

  • Reply Abby February 28, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Culottes is something that I haven’t tried yet because they intimidate me. How do you make it look so effortless?

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Reply PLAYING WITH APPAREL February 28, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    You are so amazing! These pants are perfection… I have been looking for ones just like these, may have to pick some up

    Happy Sunday!!

    Filipa xxx | Instagram

  • Reply Jacqueline Rendine February 28, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This style pant looks so great on you! Love that top too!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Reply Kathleen Harper February 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Such a chic combo, you floral blouse is perfect! Love the vibes.

  • Reply Adele Miner February 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I love this so much, perfectly styled! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

  • Reply Jackie February 28, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Love this! You really know how to rock the culotte trend. I have loved all your different looks and this is another great one.
    Thanks for sharing these great styling tips. I’ve been really loving the look of culottes but I have been hesitant to try them as I feel like I’m too short for them. Lol!

    xo, jackie

  • Reply Alice February 28, 2016 at 10:08 am

    These denim culottes look beyond chic! Absolutely love how you teamed them with the floral shirt!

  • Reply Sophie Daniels February 28, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Oh my you look so so stunning in those Jeans! I think they have the perfect fit and I love everything with a raw hem recently!

    Sophie xx

  • Reply Public Lives, Secret Recipes February 28, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Love those jeans!! Love this post! xo

  • Reply Rachel February 28, 2016 at 6:58 am

    You look absolutely STUNNING! I am honestly obsessed with this whole look! The denim culottes are lovely and I think that I need to invest in some too! I seem to have quite a lot of printed culottes, but denim ones are so perfect to wear with printed tops

    Rachel xx

  • Reply Zarrah Jane February 28, 2016 at 5:48 am

    This is so cute.
    I love this denim culottes, so stylishly chic!.

    Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Cvetina Cekova February 28, 2016 at 4:41 am

    I love this model of jeans! Looks adorable on you! Perfectly styled from head to toe!

  • Reply sonia de macedo February 28, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Mid calf you say!? I adore culottes but feel like they make me look frumpy. I might have to investigate exactly where these bad boys are landing on my legs!


  • Reply Pear Phongsawad February 27, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I’m such a huge fan of culottes but am nervous to buy my first pair – this is a really helpful post to find the right pair for myself. Thanks for sharing!



  • Reply Akaleistar February 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I feel like I’m too short to pull off culottes (maybe I just haven’t found the right pair…), but you look amazing! Love the blouse, too 🙂

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