Now and Later: Culottes

 

now and later: culottes

 

Another Indian Summer and what to wear? It's as hot as Hades but the crisp days of autumn beckon and sundresses should be a thing of the past. The culottes you thought about but didn't buy in the spring are still going strong, so now would be the time (again) to invest in a pair of the most versatile pants around. This tailored version from Stella McCartney is a current favorite, buy them now and wear with sleeveless tops and your favorite sandals. Satisfy your urge for fall with accessories in autumnal hues like pumpkin, saffron and burgundy. Then once the weather actually decides to bring us the cool temperatures we're longing for, pile on a sweater, opt for clogs or boots and a colorful cape, and revel in seasonal changes that bring us the opportunity for layering.

Are those culottes?

 

Culottes 

 

I know, everything old is new again. But I never thought they'd resurrect culottes or that I'd actually like them. But they did and I do. At least this cool denim pair from See by Chloe. Neither shorts nor a skirt but way more chic than a skort. Buy them now and wear them on holiday with a cute nautical striped tank and then go for a layered look with textured tights and boots on cold days back home. As the weather warms, the layers fall away and you're free to pair them with cute flats, sandals and all kinds of fun tops. Check cape, floral blouse and embellished sleeveless top all from Zara.com.
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