Happy hump day friends! Let’s talk culottes (aka gauchos or palazzo pants) – you know those cropped wide-leg pants that are having a moment this summer. 😀 Culottes can be tricky to style, so proportion is key. You don’t want a pant too voluminous for your frame and you want to ensure the pant leg hits you at a flattering length. This will vary, but I would say a good rule of thumb is a couple inches above the ankle.
I’ve put together a couple outfit options using staples you most likely have in your closet. Let’s get started……
Pool or Beach Cover-up Outfit:
Outfit Details: Coskaka One Piece, One Shoulder Floral Ruffle Swimsuit (sized up to a Medium) // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing an XS) // Apt. 9 Bellus Heeled Slide Sandals (wearing size 8.5) // Hand Woven Straw Handbag An effortlessly chic cover-up option at the pool or beach, these pants are easy to slip on for the perfect waterside outfit.
Outfit Details: “J’adore Dior 8” T-shirt (I purchased mine on Amazon many moons ago, but Etsy sells them! // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing an XS) // Propet Travel Slip-on Sneaker (sized down a half-size to an 8). For a bit of a sporty look, give your jeans the day off and style your wide-leg cropped pants with your favorite graphic tee and sneakers. Take on those errands in style and comfort!
Coffee with the Girls Outfit:
Outfit Details: Waffle Knit Tie Knot Henley (wearing a Small) // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing an XS) These pants personify a laid back yet pulled together vibe with a sash-tie waist, pockets (huge fan of that), and easy care rayon fabric. I love them with a button-front tank for a casual look. Perfect for picnics, farmers markets or casual meet-ups with your girlfriends.
Outfit Details: My leopard print top was from WHBM (few seasons back), but the Loft has a cute leopard print option which I’ve linked here // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing an XS) // Faux Leather Dome Shaped Satchel (cognac brown). These pants dress up beautifully for work. This look gives a polished yet comfortable vibe. A little style tip: wearing a shoe that blends into your skin tone tends to lengthen your leg line. 😉
Outfit Details: Lauren Conrad Ruffled Cold Shoulder Top (wearing an XS) // Belted Cropped Wide Leg Pants (wearing an XS) // Alfani Step ‘N Flex Gillee Wedge Sandals (sized down a half-size to an 8). These crops are the perfect office-to-evening staple to have in your wardrobe. I’ve paired them with strappy heels and a flowy top for the perfect date night look. Love everything about this!
So now that you’ve seen a few inspirational outfits, do you think you’ll give the wide-leg cropped pant a try? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! XO ~ Michelle