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How To Wear Culottes To The Office

No longer just a passing trend, culottes have officially made the transition to full-on wardrobe staple, as discerning fashionistas like Olivia Palermo return to them season after season.

The 2015 version of the tailored trouser, they don’t just work well for downtime, but are smart enough to wear to the office too. If you’re still immune to their charms, here are five reasons why you should trade in your black peg legs for this fashion-forward shape.

1. Still sweltering in the office, even with the air con on? Culottes, with their loose cut designed to resemble a skirt, will keep you cooler than the traditional trouser in the hot weather. 
 

2. They can take you from desk to dinner in a cinch, just team yours with a statement heel (we favour Valentino Rockstuds) or a sparkly top and you’re good to go.


3. Far sexier than a fitted trouser, the shorter cut of culottes means you can show off a bit of a leg (hello, ankle flash) and a sultry heel without feeling inappropriately dressed in the office.

4. The fit doesn’t matter as much. Much like shopping for the perfect pair of jeans, finding a pair of black trousers that actually flatter is akin to a kind of torture. Spare yourself the trouble by plumping for the looser cut of culottes instead. 

5. And last, but certainly not least, they’re bang on trend.

 

 

Inspiration credits: Elle.com, OliviaPalermo.com, WMagazine.com, MixFacts.ru