Street Style: Look Cool In Culottes Like Faye

Submitted by on Friday, 3 September 2010 | No Comment

So it looks like the weather has decided to sort itself out this week, which is great when you’re a Street Style photographer, as everyone seems to dress so nice when the sun is out! One thing I’ve noticed these past few days, is how popular shorts are and how many different variations are available. My personal favourites are culottes, as seen here on the lovely Faye.

Culottes are such a versatile twist on shorts, and can look really flattering when worn the right way. I love how they give the illusion of a skirt, yet are much more practical and comfortable. Faye wears hers with a romantic blouse tucked in, keeping her palette summery in pastels. I also like how she has gone for floaty fabrics to keep with the romantic trend. staying cool in the sun.

Faye wears a Topshop blouse, River Island floral culottes and gladiator sandals, and carries a cross body bag from New Look.

To recreate Faye’s look, go for culottes in a colourful floral print, and make sure they are fitted at the waist for a more flattering shape. Culottes are available in a variety of lengths. If you’re tall you’ll be able to pull off longer lengths, and if you’re shorter, then go for the shorter lengths. Faye’s are a medium length which is perfect for her height. Tuck in a romantic, floaty blouse in a pastel shade, and add a jersey cardigan in the same shade. Accessorise with a little cross body bag and some neutral gladiator sandals.

For  a dressed up version of the look, suitable for evening wear when the weather gets colder (again!), swap the pastel colours for blacks and creams. Team darker culottes with a cream floaty blouse, and swap the cardigan for a structured boyfriend blazer. Add on opaque tights, platform heels and a statement clutch for a completely different look!

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