Thrift + Style: Culottes | Thriftanista in the City

7.15.2013

Thrift + Style: Culottes

Culottes are one of those trends that I rock whether in or out of style. Remember the Eiffel Tower culottes? I still got them. I haven't worn them yet this summer but do expect to see them again. The pink culottes I'm currently wearing were bought last year but this is my first time wearing them. They require ironing therefore they instantly become to cumbersome to wear.

Thriftanista in the City with dreadlocs pinned up


My arm chunks are fully exposed and the culottes are somewhat ill fitting. That could only mean one thing. It's still hot and sticky in Chicago! You make allowances in this heat. I've seen half exposed booties so I'm not doing too bad. I'm saving that for August. Not really. I'll stick to the half short / half skirt combo. They're super airy and I can still sit on the floor and run after V without showing the personal bits.

hot pink culottes in summer


Thrift Tips

how to wear culottes in summer


Check the skirt section. Culottes are easy to mistake for a skirt.

Try them on in store. Crotch depth can be tricky with these wide leg pant skirts.

Palazzo pants could very well be the tall girl's culottes.

In that same vein, do your culottes look like pants? Have them altered if you love them.

Remember the jersey knit culottes with the fold over waistband that were all the rage a few years ago? Lots are those ended up in thrift stores. Saw a lot of camel toe that summer. Be warned.

Style Tips

wearing pink culottes in summer

Tee or tank is all you really need. 

Try a cropped top or button up tie front for an extra bit of pizazz. Bra top if you're spicy like that!

Culottes are extra wide and flowy so pair with something well fitting and structured on top.

Visit my Culottes Pinterest board for more styles and inspiration.

culottes style ideas

THRIFT Old Navy orange tank top - wood bead necklace - culottes - vintage sunglasses - MIA wood heel sandals GIFT earrings

thrift and style summer culottes

*** in other news ***

Linking up with the lovely ladies of Monday Mingle, Thrifters Anonymous, and What I Wore Wednesday.

13 comments

Aracely said...

Love the pink and orange combination. I think the culottes look great on you. I don't know about them on me.

Ashleigh said...

I like the bright colors! I think you styled them just right. It must be hot up there. Cinci is getting sticky and humid as well. I would love to find some culottes on my next thrifting adventure, since I don't have any yet.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Tori D. said...

Love the color combo and that skirt needs to be in my closet! LOL

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

Culottes always remind me of my mama. I heart them and they look great on you! I think I need another pair!

Katie said...

The colors of your outfit are seriously amazing. They are perfect for summer, and compliment you wonderfully!

Ally @ Fever Thrift said...

Ditto all others- I love the colors! I had no idea that's what "culottes" were or how to spell "culottes". I have a pair of those jersey knit ones you're talking about that I wear around the house...hopefully I"m not one of those camel toes you saw, but I'm usually pretty self-aware of that type of thing. HA

Christina said...

love the bright colors!!

Shon said...

Lovely color combo on you. Yes, you are doing well in the comfy-staying cool dept. and tastefully so. I have seen some exposed women running around my city too lately=not a cute look.

Enjoy and stay cool!

Niki Caron said...

I love this color combo! It's amazing!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I've been seeing a lot of culottes lately! Love this color combo!

Lindsey
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love these bright summer colors and they are beautiful with your skin tone. You were cracking me up with the talk about girls wearing their bootie shorts and it is SO true! People, wear some clothes that cover your bee-hind, for the love of God!

Amanda said...

I think you look great!! Love the colors and the silhouette on you. Who'd have thought culottes would look so chic! Visiting from what i wore wednesday!

Amanda
goatandlulu.blogspot.com

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

I'm with you - when it gets hot you just do what you've got to do :) I think these pants look great on you! I've been looking for a pair of Palazzo pants for a while now and I have yet to find any I like. Maybe I need to go thrifting...

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