Culottes are Back!
Find out how to wear that 70s fashion staple as temperatures drop from steamy to chilly.
Good news: The cocoon coat, slim jeans and knee-high riding boots you bought last fall are sure to get plenty of play again this season. But how can you give your autumn repertoire a much-needed shot in the arm—or, uh, leg? Brace yourself: Culottes are back, according to Courthouse-based fashion blogger Alicia Chew. Furthermore, “the crop top isn’t going anywhere, and I think we’ll see flares making a comeback,” predicts the 25-year-old, who chronicles her own sartorial adventures at www.aliciatenise.com.
Not sure how to pull off those cropped, wide-leg numbers without seeming too That ’70s Show? Here are a few pieces to pair with them as temperatures move from hot to chilly.
Culottes: Rebecca Taylor poplin pleat-front culottes, $350. www.saksfifthavenue.com
Sweater: Theory Linella funnel-neck sweater, $365. www.neimanmarcus.com
Top: Erika Schrieber structured bib top, $165. www.erikaschrieber.com
Scarf: Refined silk-cashmere wrap, $75. www.jcrew.com
Boots: Ellen leather boots, $298. anntaylor.com
Shoe: Pour la Victoire Elysie Kiltie heel, $260. www.anthropologie.com
Bag: Kerrington Square tote, $295. www.toryburch.com
Bracelet: Sophie Blake Ophelia cuff, $495. www.sophieblakenyc.com