Fashion forward icons have tried to come up with tons of excuses not to add culottes to their wardrobe.  They fall at a strange length.  “I don’t know what shoes to wear.” Or, “How do I find the perfect fit?”  However, this wide-legged gem has turned from a fad into the new hit staple with all seasoned fashionistas.

Stores are stocking culottes for yet another season which shows they have staying power and versatility.  Treat them exactly as you would pants!  There are weekend-ready knits, elegant evening alternatives, but our favorite culottes are leather!  You can wear them AND look cool, so give this trend a try!

Comfy Casual

Leather and cashmere go hand in hand for casual fall festivals, beerfests,  and football games! This beautiful forest green sweater is extremely comfortable, cozy, and oh so indulgent.  The fabric softens the structure of the leather adding a new dimension to the outfit.  Pair it with suede booties or even male-inspired loafers for a complete, on-trend look.

A Feminine Touch

Reminiscent of leather and lace, this stunning Nicole Miller top adds feminine flare to the sleek leather culottes.  The bare shoulders implies sex appeal and the knife pleat peplum provides a unique balance to the length of the culottes.   You don’t need to add much to this perfect outfit but simple jewelry and gorgeous open-toed, suede booties.

An Evening Out

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Who needs a dress or a skirt when you have a spruced up pair of culottes?   Metallic gold is swirled throughout a muted field of vibrant flowers in this off the shoulder top by Nicole Miller.  Sophisticated yet whimsical, the top pairs well with wide culottes for an exquisite evening outfit.