Not a sans culottes anymore

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.

#midlifestyle mature woman wearing leather culottes
Side view of tea-length leather culottes with GNW Luxe wool cashmere sweater, Oscar de la Rente long silk scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tights, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)
mature woman in leather culottes
Front view of work outfit with black leather culottes, GNW tights, GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater, Oscar de la Rente scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt buckle, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

Example how to style cullottes 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 white and black and added a pop of purple (see next photo). The next time, I will go a bit more daring.

Oscar de la Rente scarf
Zoom-in on Oscar de la Rente scarf, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Kieselstein Cord belt buckle (all own)

Style cullottes 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 overwhem 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
Leather culottes with leopard-diamond print short jacket, green beret, green SAK bag, GNW tight, tan LeatherCoatsEtc gloves, and Harley Davidson booties (all own)

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

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Photos: G. Kramm

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