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8 Fresh Outfits To Wear Culottes That Have A Modern Vibe

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Culottes always look effortlessly chic but can be ticking to style, so we have created this guide on what to wear with culottes to help you create stylish and sophisticated outfits.

Culottes are a style of wide-leg, cropped pants that finish anywhere below the knee but above the ankle that were first worn by men in the 18th century but were then adopted by women in the 19th century. These pants have a long and rich history, popular with Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in the 20th century, and still look just as fashionable now as they have done in previous centuries.

Modern culottes are often a little long and are commonly worn by celebrities and royalty alike! If you love the chic look of a pair of culottes but are not sure how to style them, then you are in the right place!

We have brought together 8 gorgeous outfits to show you what to wear with culottes to create gorgeous outfits for work days or the weekend.

8 Chic Ways To Wear Culottes

1. Soft Sweaters

When the weather is a little cooler, why not style your culottes with a soft and cozy sweater? These grey, pleated culottes look so stylish with the dusty pink oversized sweater, then accessorized with super fashionable pointed-toe kitted heels and a brown shoulder bag.

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Light pink La Ligne Wool Cashmere Solid Mini Marin Sweater
La Ligne

Wool Cashmere Solid Mini Marin Sweater

$275 at Neiman Marcus

Dark grey Eileen Fisher Hemp & Organic Cotton Ankle Wide Leg Pants
Eileen Fisher

Hemp & Organic Cotton Ankle Wide Leg Pants

$188 at Nordstrom

Beige Sam Edelman Bianka Slingback Pumps
Sam Edelman

Bianka Slingback Pumps

$140 at Nordstrom

2. White + ivory

During the summer months, stick to light colors with your culottes for a cool yet sophisticated look. These ivory culottes have been paired with a white, short-sleeved button-up shirt, black sandals, and a cute little basket bag.

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White Caslon Linen Blend Camp Shirt
Caslon

Linen Blend Camp Shirt

$59.50 at Nordstrom

Off white Mango Jeans culotte high waist
Mango

Jeans culottes

$70 at Mango

Natural beige Ulla Johnson Marta Small Basket Leather Tote Bag
Ulla Johnson

Marta Small Basket Leather Tote Bag

$250 at Neiman Marcus

3. Sweater Vests

We just love a sweater vest in the fall and spring months and luckily they look perfect with a pair of culottes. These beige and black checked culottes are styled with a white long-sleeve tee and a camel-colored sweater vest. Just accessorize with a blue handbag and white boots to finish this look.

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White Cuts Tomboy Long Sleeve
Cuts

Tomboy Long Sleeve

$60 at Revolve

Beige Vince Camuto Shaker Stitch Sweater Vest
Vince Camuto

Shaker Stitch Sweater Vest

$69 at Nordstrom

Ivory Sarto by Franco Sarto Flexa Comfort Leather Bootie
SARTO by Franco Sarto

Flexa Comfort Leather Bootie

$200 at Nordstrom

4. Blazers + boots

These denim culottes have been matched with a blazer and boots to create a polished and refined look that is perfect for meetings or dinner out with friends. The minimalist color also ensures a polished look, with the blue jeans standing out against the black top, black blazer, and black boots.

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Black Anine Bing Kaia Blazer
Anine Bing

Kaia Blazer

$400 at Revolve

Blue Mango High Waist Raw Hem Wide Leg Jeans
Mango

High Waist Raw Hem Wide Leg Jeans

$70 at Nordstrom

Black Coach Prestyn Bootie
Coach

Prestyn Bootie

$275 at Nordstrom

5. Black + Beige

If you love neutrals, then this black and beige culottes outfit is just what you need! Just tuck a black tank top into your chic, pleated culottes then layer a black jacket over the top and add a black tote bag and beige sandals to complete the stylish look.

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Black Reformation The Classic Relaxed Blazer
Reformation

The Classic Relaxed Blazer

$278 at Reformation

Beige 3.1 Phillip Lim Origami Paper-Bag Cropped Trousers
3.1 Phillip Lim

Origami Paper-Bag Cropped Trousers

$475 at Neiman Marcus

Black Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Tote Bag in Canvas
Saint Laurent

Rive Gauche Tote Bag

$1,990 at Neiman Marcus

6. Button-up shirts

Culottes are a must-have in your suitcase for your next summer holiday since they can be dressed up or down for any occasion! This casual look pairs high-waisted culottes with a swimsuit and a white button-up shirt layered over the top. Add gold jewelry and espadrille sandals for a glam finish.

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Blue and white Sea Level Varsity Stripe Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit
Sea Level

Varsity Stripe Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

$155 at Nordstrom

White Reformation Will Oversized Shirt
Reformation

Will Oversized Shirt

$128 at Reformation

Beige and tan-orange Sam Edelman April Platform Wedge Espadrille Sandal
Sam Edelman

April Platform Wedge Espadrille Sandal

$150 at Nordstrom

7. Shackets

For a relaxed weekend look, pair your culottes with a shacket! These off-white culottes look stunning with the camel-colored, oversized shacket then you can layer a top or sweater underneath, depending on the weather. Add a bright bag and sneakers to bring a pop of color to the outfit.

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Beige Anine Bing Simon Shirt
Anine Bing

Simon Shirt

$550 at Revolve

Sandy beige Mango High Waist Wide Leg Culotte Jeans
Mango

High Waist Wide Leg Culotte Jeans

$70 at Nordstrom

Light blue Celine Teen Triomphe Bag In Shiny Calfskin
Celine

Teen Triomphe Bag

$3,950 at Celine

8. Checked Blazers

This checked blazer and culotte outfit is perfect for work and is super easy to recreate at home. Just style your navy culottes with a white top, white strappy heels, and a structured checked blazer for a smart finish. For a more paired-back look, go for a navy or grey handbag, or opt for a brightly colored handbag for a more striking look.

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Black and white plaid Reformation Winston Blazer
Reformation

Winston Blazer

$298 at Reformation

White Naked Feet Mood Ankle Strap Sandal
Naked Feet

Mood Ankle Strap Sandal

$119 at Nordstrom

Blue Bottega Veneta Mini Pouch Bag
Bottega Veneta

Mini Pouch Bag

$2,500 at Neiman Marcus

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