What Would Holley Wear: Crops and Culottes

If you are looking for something cool and comfy to replace your slacks or jeans…look no further because crops and culottes are the answer!  From a professional look to summer fun, there is something for everyone with these iconic looks.

Culottes have made a major comeback!  For a casual day of sightseeing in the city, a pair of black culottes and a white off-the-shoulder top worn with sneakers is a comfy combo.  For a night out on the town, replace the sneakers with kitten heels for a sexy city vibe. The same goes for crop pants. A cool pair of black crop pants worn with an oversized white blouse and black slides is another city-slicker style.  To dress-up your look, just add a cute pair of blocked heels.

When it comes to summertime, khaki culottes and crops go perfectly with espadrilles.  A pair of khaki crops worn with a white linen shirt, a Simon Miller bonsai bag tied with a scarf, and natural wedge espadrilles is a fabulous summertime look.  Another cool summer style is a pair of khaki culottes, black tee, black ring bag, and black espadrilles. Besides looking super stylish, both looks will jazz up your everyday style.

Want to look super trendy?  Then striped or printed crops and culottes are the look for you!  A look I adore on our Pinterest board is a pair of striped crops worn with a printed tee, a scarf, and orange block heels. To get you through the summer heat wave, think about wearing printed culottes. My board favorite is a pair of printed culottes worn with a white top tied at the waist.  And I love how they accessorized with Tory Burch sandals, a wicker tote and statement earrings….easy breezy!

 

Culottes and crops are a great look for the office and will definitely up your professional style game!  A trend I adore is a dress worn over these iconic pants. Our Pinterest board features a white wrap dress worn over a pair of camel culottes….beyond fabulous!  A pair of wide-leg white culottes worn with an army green t-shirt and complemented with orange heels and a leather tote will bring some fun and flair to your office style. Hmmm….maybe these polished outfits will even get you excited about going to work!

 You certainly can’t go wrong with denim crops…so comfy in the summer heat.  A crisp look is an oversized white tunic worn with rolled-cropped jeans paired with a Staud macramé and leather bucket bag.  If you do not own a pair of crop jeans, it’s so easy to create your own version by rolling up the hem of an old pair of jeans.  We are loving a pair of wide-rolled crop jeans worn with black strappy heels…so city sleek!

Anthropologie always seems to get it right with their on-trend seasonal styles, and we think their mid-rise denim culottes are perfectly perfect!  A culotte silhouette provides a refreshing update with their relaxed white jean. Their white cropped boot cut jeans are another board favorite….dress them up with an Anthro blue floral silk blouse, yellow clutch, and yellow cork platform heels.  

Any way you look at it, crops and culottes make for an ideal nine to five staple and also a fun weekend style!  The good news….they are great investment pieces because this trend is here to stay!

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected]   Be sure to check out Holley’s updated Pinterest board here.