It Appeal: What could be cooler than culottes?


We may have been seeing bootcut flares all over the Spring/Summer 2015 runways (Tom Ford we mean you especially), but on the streets, a 70s culottes flashback has been brewing.

The main thing of note when trying these three-quarter pants is quite simply: proportion with a capital P. Keep jackets short, or opt for a jumper or blouse – making sure to tuck in to reduce bulk. Then with regards to shoes, you’ll need some height to balance the culottes’ wide-leg and potentially unflattering crop at the shins – even if it’s just a kitten heel. The more graphic or strappier the better.

And finally, pair with a cross-the-body bag or clutch, as a heavy shoulder bag will ruin the silhouette and add unwanted volume up top. The last thing? Have fun, these are pants to run around in. Attitude is most welcome here.