When you’re walking on the city streets or waiting on the subway platform for the train, it is unbearable to wear jeans. I know that we all love jeans because they go with everything, but comfort is key for beating the heat. I may wear a light jean jacket for those rare cool summer evenings. Other than that, denim is high on my least-friendly-summer fabrics. Thankfully, for those days where pants are necessary, there are several options that are lightweight and comfortable. My favorite style at the moment is culottes. They are chic, comfy, and provide coverage without being too constricting. It took me awhile to get on the culottes bandwagon because I thought they aren’t for everybody. However, I think that no matter your body type, you can pull them off with confidence if you pair them with the right ensemble. The best way to style culottes is to wear them like an a-line skirt. Tuck in a blouse or go bold with a crop top, and then finish them off with heels for some height (especially for you petite ladies). Don’t go too crazy; stick to basic colors like black, navy, or soft neutrals. If you’re still on the fence, try a longer pair and they will appear more like a wide legged pant. I understand that styling these pants can be tricky, but I have your back. Whether you’re wearing your culottes on a night out, for a weekend brunch, or to work (yes, it’s possible), here are 3 outfits to inspire you. Summer is sticking around for another month, but who knows how long this sweltering weather will last. One thing for sure, this pant will keep you cool, stylish, and be a great transition piece for fall. Which one of these outfits do you like best? I just can’t decide!
1. Madewell – Rivet & Thread Tee | 2. Sole Society – Callum Trapeze Tote | 3. J.Crew – Rory Pant | 4. Julie Vos – Bee Studs | 5. Allison Cole Jewelry – Nautical Rope Bracelet | 6. Halogen – Rena Crisscross Sandal