STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: For the Love of Culottes

Long gone are the days of the super chic and revolutionary eras of the sixties and seventies. From the radical mini skirt to the bohemian maxi dress, clothing icons made their appearance into the fashion conscious in these two eras of stylistic genius. However, contemporary designers are filling the void created by nostalgia with pieces reminiscent of the bygone eras of chic-dom. Amongst the explosion of throwback styles in the current trends is the return of the culottes. A piece that somehow exists as a beautiful combination of the elements of a pant and skirt, culottes are the perfect item to strike the balance between casual and elegance. So when I spotted this Fashionista rocking a pair of denim culottes, I just had to snap a photo of her.

This Fashionista creates the ultimate winter chic look by pairing her denim culottes with an oversized, hunter green turtleneck and a minimalist, gray peacoat. She conquers the tricky length of the culottes by wearing a pair of heeled, patent leather ankle boots and a quirky pair of black socks that she ever-so-slightly folds above the top of her boots to show a sliver of skin. For an added touch of sophistication, she sports a leather tote bag that also doubles as her book carrier for class. In one complete and stylish outfit, the Fashionista gives her own unique spin to the classic culottes uniform.

The culottes uniform can be an effortless way to achieve a collegiate and au courant look. The best part is that it only takes four elements to smartly replicate the culottes uniform: a simple top, an oversized coat or jacket, a pair of ankle boots and, of course, culottes!

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “If you have thin ankles, try to emphasize them! Wearing ankle cut wide pants (or slightly shorter than that) with thin socks makes you look more stylish. Also stay classic! Turtle neck sweater is always right with slim-oversized coat!”