Friday, 19 May 2017

Styling Culottes (& #Passion4Fashion Link-up)



I was growing board of constant jean wearing and felt like i wanted to add an injection of colour in to my wardrobe in a new way. Its that in-betweeny season for us here as its neither hot nor cold. My brain is kind of against wearing tights at this time of year (i have a weird OCD in regards to some forms of dressing in some seasons.. its weird, i know :( ..), which kind of rules out dresses as its really not that warm, plus these legs just so happen to not be anywhere near 'summer ready'. I will hasten a guess they may never be, but alas i shall just have to just face that as and when (if?) the warm time comes.
Anyway, yes, so dresses are proving to be awkward at the moment and it just seems to be the relentless daily role out of jeans jeans and, you guessed it, more jeans. 
So I thought to myself culottes seem to be a good middle ground.
Ankle baring and a bit breezy, yet covered doesn't require tights and most importantly is not a pair of jeans.
Giving it a try seemed to be the route to go down.
And well it was a good route. I like them, i felt nice to be out of the usual leg coverings and i actually felt pretty snazzy (note to self: no one says snazzy.. apart from me).
Rust red culottes aren't the type of outfit that blends in to the crowds, that i will give you, but strange glances from on-lookers aside, i really liked the difference.
And a change is as good as a rest as they say!

 Thoughts on culottes ladies?




















Outfit Details:

Culottes (available in this brick red and also lovely wearable navy)
Blue Lace-up shoes
Cream Cold Shoulder top: F&F (on sale in store) Try this
Cream Bag
Navy Trench Coat: Dorothy Perkins (old) Try This one



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19 comments

  1. I love culottes, they just don't like me! My midget frame just doesn't suit them! However they do look fantastic on you Rachel. That cross body bag is calling me too. I need one in that colour. Will be checking out the M&S one. Not a bad price either.
    Have a great weekend xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  2. Love love love ❤️️culottes as you may have gathered from instagram you can dress up with heels or loafers or down with trainers. Need to be the right fit though as a size 14 lady with a mum tum I find the flat fronted culottes more flattering and have the La Redoute Flannel look ones, which are currently 50% off at £17, so comfy with an elastic waist too! X

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  3. I love culottes. They are so comfortable and perfect even for summer days thanks to the breezy swoosh. Love the color and tied belt of yours. Very chic.

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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  4. I love culottes, on other people. I'm vertically challenged so just look stumpy. You look great in them.

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  5. I have been wanting some culottes for a couple of seasons now and after seeing yours I really want a pair. I love the color of yours also! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker
    http://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  6. Color is my favorite way to add fun into my outfits!!
    These pants are fabulous on you!!
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  7. Such a cute look on you! Love the back of the sweater!

    Erica Valentin
    www.ericavalentin.com

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  8. I'm not a fan of culottes, but I LOVE your top...and those shoes! Wow! So cute!

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  9. I'm loving these culottes on you! Perfectly styled with the cold shoulder sweater.
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  10. These culottes are so pretty, love the color!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  11. Rachel, I love the red culottes on you, they look so stylish with those blue lace ups! I havent tried cullotes but like them on other people. Love the combo of the red white and blue .. looking great!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  12. You styled these culottes beautifully. They are so chic. I am looking to find that perfect pair either in a bright pink, light sky blue or a cobalt color. Love the coat and shoes too, dear Rachel!

    I'd love for you to stop by and share your awesome style in my brand-new Thursday Moda linkup this week (link below). Over 100 ladies link up each week! Thank you pretty lady and enjoy your weekend!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/05/thursday-moda-64-pink-palm-print-off.html

    Ada =)

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  13. I love culottes! They're so comfortable in the summer. Is this particular one from La Redoute? I clicked on it in your outfit details but it takes me to a long-sleeved polka blouse...
    Have a great weekend!
    Christine
    www.bonchicstyle.com

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    1. Argh Sorry Christine! Here you go:
      http://shopstyle.it/l/sXz
      Have altered it above to so its a clickable link. XX

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  14. I love these culottes! Especially paired with the blue shoes!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  15. I love the culottes. The color combo is a winner,too.
    Marilyn

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  18. I love culottes, I know they're not everyone's cup of tea but I think they're quite versatile. I wore some today because I was fed up of getting hot and bothered in jeans as the temperature fluctuates. I love how you've styled the red culottes with blue and white. The lace up shoes are fab!

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    www.style-splash.com

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