24/07/2014

OOTD: How to wear Topshop Culottes Day to Night!

I’ll be honest with you, I was a little unsure about the whole culotte hype. The long shorts/skirt hybrid has me reminiscing of camping with brownies and girl guides, and I’m sure we all imagine what a pleasure that was. But the culotte has done some serious growing up, and with the last season hype over skorts… it was the logical next step.

That doesn’t stop them being tricky to wear though so I’ll take you through easy day and night ways to wear them!
How to wear Topshop Culottes neon jumper casual summer look
Outfit Details:
Jumper, Primark last season but similar HERE and HERE.
Culottes, Topshop £40
Black Cleated Sandals, Primark – They’re still available in store but if you want to get them online, Boohoo have similar ones for £25 HERE.
Necklace, Jill Maine, a New Zealand designer.
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Pairing the culottes with a slightly oversized jumper and chunky shoes makes the look feel much more relaxed. Throw in a messy top knot and you’re good to go!
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A big thank you to John Lewis for this part. If you don’t already know (where have you been, under a rock?), JL are celebrating a huge 150 years of being fabulous.They sent me this super cute personalised shopper and a voucher, so a round of ‘happy birthday to you’ is in order!
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I’ve posted a few photos of my sunglasses on my Instagram which you can find here. I made them myself with a little DIY. The original sunglasses were plain black (a measly £1 from Primark) and I found the flower beads on etsy here. If you’re thinking of having a go, make sure to get strong super glue so they don’t ping off at every opportunity and pick beads with flat backs like the ones I’ve used.
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Midi Rings, Topshop past season but River Island have some fab ones in ATM.
Nail Varnish, Topshop £5 in shade ‘au natural’.

Moving on to my night time look…Topshop How to wear Culottes monochrome style ootd
Crop Top, New Look £6.99
Culottes, Topshop as above £40
Necklace, Primark current season available in store for just £5
Heels, Simple Patent Louboutin 100mm Pumps £425
Stressed but Well Dressed Clutch, Zara previous season.
Baker Watch, Marc Jacobs £116
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Okay so I had quite a bit of fun making this!
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I’m currently VERY freckled here (thank you sunshine) and wearing the new Benefit They’re Real gel eyeliner with the They’re Real mascara. It’s a perfect pairing if you ask me. I’ll be posting a full review of all the new Benefit releases soon (plus look out for a giveaway when I reach 500 followers!!).
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‘m totally sold on this summer trend. The lightweight material of the Topshop version makes them perfect for the hot weather. But what do you think? Have you spotted a pair you like to try? Do like print or plain version? Do you even like them at all? Let me know in the comments section below!

Love Lucinda xx
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18 responses to “OOTD: How to wear Topshop Culottes Day to Night!”

  1. Polly says:

    I absolutely LOVE these culottes! Both your looks are stunning x

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  2. laurasidestreet says:

    I still have not succumbed to the culottes trend as of yet but I love your too outfits and I am very tempted to pick some up – and seriously how cute are your shades!!

    Laura x
    http://www.sidestreetstyle.com

    • hehe aww thank you very much! I didn’t think they would suit me but I really like them so I would recommend given them a test drive! Glad you like them, I’ve got a pastel pink pair I’m working on 🙂 xx

  3. Those are really cute and you have managed to style them really well, think they could be quite tricky if they don’t suit your height well
    Two Hearts One Roof

  4. What a contrast between day and night, both look great and loving the sunglasses design!!

  5. reclusivefox says:

    Culottes look cute on you, personally I am glad they’re back as the wind around here means wearing a skirt is a bit of a pain in the behind!

  6. I love Cullottes! Haven’t seen them for years, so glad to hear they’ve made a comeback. I think they look great in your picture with black top and heels, very elegant!

  7. myrabev says:

    Firstly you look great, I think you are creative – just love how you decorated the glasses x

  8. Rachel says:

    I prefer the second look to the first, they look like a totally different pair of cullottes, which obviously they aren’t x

  9. Sylvia says:

    Lovely outfit! I love your high heels!

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