Learn how to rock this notoriously tricky staple in style with the lovely Kerri-Ann... read more
Are you someone who has fallen victim to battling with the infamous summer staple that is culottes? Well, there is no need to stress as the gorgeous Kerri-Ann from Life as Our Little Family is here to show us how to work it in these tricky trousers.
Itâ€™s here, the time has finally arrived â€“ it is officially time to bare your shoulders and unbox your sandals. Iâ€™m so happy ladies, it really is a great time of year to be a little experimental with your style and so I thought I would share my new love with you. Although as I pulled together these words the wind AND rain is crashing against the windows and Iâ€™ve been forced to wear a full trouser and shoe to the office – weâ€™ll not think about that right now. Back to my new love, the â€˜itâ€™ silhouette for this season – culottesâ€™.
Donâ€™t all run and hide. I know many would say that culottes can look a little awkward with their shin-grazing length, leaving you feeling like you are a little unbalanced â€“ I say embrace them, they are the new midi. Treat them as your midi skirt – wear them with heels, trainers, chunky brogues or a cute sandal. They transition so well from day to night, paired with a casual t-shirt or Breton stripe or an off the shoulder top for the beach and a jacket for a dressed up look.
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of midi skirts and with summer on its way, I have found a new love. Everywhere I turn I see a wide leg cropped pant, in pastels, iconic prints and bright colours and Iâ€™m left feeling so excited for long summer days swooshing through the streets of Espana. I think this is a really pretty outfit for strolling through the streets of Alicante which is where I will be in approximately 74 days. Whoâ€™s counting?
These culottes are just beautiful and everything I look for in a feminine outfit whilst still feeling stylish. If you are worried about them looking a little unflattering, then pair them with a form-fitting top like this Laura Ashley off the shoulder cotton blouse that cinches at the waist helping to offset the culottesâ€™ volume. I love the detailing on the cuffs and the curved neckline which sits beautifully on or off the shoulder.
Letâ€™s not forget this ever so stylish crochet duffle bag, Instagram-worthy and my new go-to shoulder bag when weâ€™re off to the beach for the day. The perfect size for storing my sunglasses, sun cream and euros â€“ seriously what more does a girl need when heading to the beach? The bag of my dreams – a classic design with its drawstring faux leather strap â€“ Ladies this is the perfect summer staple for your wardrobe.
I say itâ€™s time to stand strong, wear your culottes, letâ€™s embrace these skirt inspired pant as if itâ€™s your favourite midi. Itâ€™s all about the new, loose cropped trouser this summer for me. Iâ€™d love to see how you style your culottes, so donâ€™t forget to pop on over to my blog www.lifeasourlittlefamily.com and share your style with me!
Let us know how you are rocking your culottes this summer below or @LauraAshleyUK