Summer Must Have: Culottes

Culottes have always seemed a strange length for pants. Like the designer couldn't commit to pants or shorts and so went in between. But I'm warming up to them for the summer as a chic and elegant replacement for shorts. Paired with heels they are elongating and flattering on everyone. Here are a few of my favorites:
* Chambray is a great base piece to layer on prints, patterns and colors.
* This leafy print is beautiful and could easily be dressed up or down.
* A striped pair brings nautical flair but could just as effortlessly be country cute.