Every season, I figure out a way to incorporate stripes into my wardrobe. In the fall, it’s a striped coat. Come winter, a striped chunky sweater with a red lip is my go-to uniform. And now for spring, I’m loving subtle stripes, like the pattern found in these culottes.
Culottes are complicated. They are an awkward length and can be the ultimate man repeller piece in your closet. However, when styled right, they are comfortable, functional, and stylish. For me, they are the perfect transition pant from winter to spring. As I’ve spent most of April ducking in and out of rain storms and manic weather, I love that they are breezier than a straight leg pant, but warmer than wearing a skirt with bare legs on a brisk morning commute. The wide-leg silhouette and deep pockets of a culotte pair perfectly with a great block heel, stiletto, or sneaker and can take you from the office to happy hour.