Happy SPRING, people! It's chilly here in New England, there's still snow on the ground, and the forecast for the weekend is meh...but at least it's not January, right?
Spring is my favorite season to #justgetdressed. I love the colors, lighter fabrics and by April I'm ready to put away my beloved boots in favor of pedicures and sandals.
I also enjoy checking out new spring trends, but I try to be selective about which ones I'll actually invest in. I try to stick to my classic pieces and only add a select few accessories or spring additions to breathe fresh life into those classics.
What do I mean by classics? For spring, I'm referring to my white jeans, flirty dresses and versatile jackets. I also like to introduce a new, on-trend pant silhouette or maybe something in a fun color or pattern, but that's about it.
I remember as a young girl in the 70's-80's having a pair of dark brown culottes (or we called them gauchos) that I was OBSESSED with. And they were dorky. Very dorky.
Happily though, the culottes of Spring 2019 are much, much better. I gave them a try and love them. And like all my Peach favorites, they check the boxes:
Today I paired them with my favorite color for spring: mojito (what a perfect name for this fabulous color, right?) Then in true Peach style, I mixed and matched in several different pieces to transform the look.
And what about this gorgeous scarf in the on-trend bandana size?? I played with it wearing it around my neck, my handbag, my wrist, and even my pony tail!
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Now, here are some tips for wearing culottes:
1. Be wary of pleated culottes or anything that adds bulk around your middle. These black culottes are slimming because they have a flat front, a wide flat waistband and no pleats or vertical zipper up the middle.
2. Remember that the top you choose needs to have less volume than the culottes. This is the only way to avoid looking like you have no waist, and are drowning in fabric.
To make culottes look more sophisticated, pair them with a slim, refined top, like a silky blouse or an elevated t-shirt like the one below.
3. If you're petite or want to visually lengthen you legs, go for a heel or a pointy toe flat. Also, look for a culotte like this pair below that isn't too voluminous in the leg - otherwise they can overwhelm your petite frame.
Thanks for reading...I appreciate you more than you know! Have a great weekend, and remember to #justgetdressed 😉