Contents
  1. I jumped the culottes bandwagon with a pair in leather
  2. How to style culottes work appropriate
  3. Taking inspirations from a style icon
  4. Style culottes with a cropped jacket for your outerwear

I jumped the culottes bandwagon with a pair in leather

Do you recall my post about culottes? I brought up a couple of good arguments why I should not buy a pair 🙁 . Well, I jumped the band wagon 🙂 as I found a pair that I really liked. Here they are, of course in leather, black, and tea length. All I can say in my excuse is I really love culottes, and I have loved leather all my life. Leather is part of my personal style.

How to style culottes work appropriate

The first time I wore them, I decided to go for a simple straight forward look. A winter-white cashmere sweater with a long printed scarf that picked up the black and white and added a pop of purple (see next photo). The next time, I will go a bit more daring.

Oscar de la Rente scarf

#midlifestyle mature woman wearing leather culottes

mature woman in leather culottes
Outfit details: Black custom-made leather culottes, GNW tights, GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater, Oscar de la Rente scarf, quartz pendant necklace, Kieselstein Cord belt and  buckle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

Taking inspirations from a style icon

Culottes are as easy to style as a skirt.In this outfit example, I went for a modern version of Katharine Hepburn style with my leather culottes. Here I wear culottes with a striped shirt as a top and for work I added a tweed blazer.

modern version of Katharine Hepburn culottes with shirt

fashion blogger over 40 with long hair donning leather culottes with a shirt and pumps

fashion blogger over 40 wearing leather culottes with a tweed jacket and shirt
Outfit details: Anne Klein tweed jacket, J. Crew shirt, leather culottes, unbranded pantyhose, blue topas necklace and bracelet, amethyst bracelet, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Coach bag, DvF sunglasses and Christian Louboutin pumps (all own)

When you like these outfit inspirations, you can help me when you pin them to your own Pinterest board. It’s a great way that your friends, family, and others can see them too.

Style culottes with a cropped jacket for your outerwear

For the commute to work I added my short leopard-diamond jacket, gloves, a green beret and green bag. A long and/or wide coat would overwhelm a petite frame like mine. Even for a tall woman a long coat will be tricky with tea-length culottes. It’s all about balance and proportions.

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midlife woman wearing culottes with a winter jacket
Custom-made leather culottes, leopard-diamond print short jacket, LeatherCoatsEtc green beret, green SAK bag, GNW tight, tan LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, unbranded scarf, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

Do you like the culotte trend? Have you jumped on the bandwagon? How do you like the look?

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Photos: G. Kramm

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