Trend Report: Culottes

Yep, you read that right, I did say Culottes!! 🙂 They are set to be a huge trend for Spring/ Summer 2015 with all the highstreet stores from Zara and River Island, to Topshop, Oasis and Penneys all including some great styles in their new SS15 collections.
b6a30caf301236457197de057f9cb070I know there will certainly be some mixed feelings on culottes, but I for one, am really excited to wear a pair! If you opt for a really wide leg pair, it looks almost the exact same as wearing a full midi skirt, except when you walk. So, before you make your mind up on them, have a read of this 😉
5d66806c18b31b46e6f829c1ff776124 6e54d49594f95ce8224b7bae1c47fd48I’ve seen lots of celebs (namely Victoria Beckham & Olivia Palermo) wearing them, plus tonnes of my favourite international fashion bloggers have been rocking them, and I think they look great. Personally I like the higher waisted, wide legged styles.
I think they can look really elegant, and they are also super flattering. To get started I would opt for a block colour, wide legged pair, before you start experimenting with prints, narrower legs and fabrics such a leather!! (And yes, leather look culottes are a thing!!) Take your lead from these stylish fashionistas:

Street Style Inspiration

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There’s no need to be scared to try culottes, style them as you would a midi skirt or a full skirt. Slim/ tight fitting tops will also work best with them and be more flattering. For the braver among you, crop tops will look great with higher waisted styles. Heels are an absolute must when it comes to culottes. And for those ofyou who are slightly smaller or more petite – Opt for shorter (and slimmer fitting) styles (anything around the shin will be too long for you, think of what length works best for you with skirts)
When I invest in culottes (I haven’t decided on which pair yet), I plan to wear them with a tight fitting top worn tucked in (or else a crop top) finished with a tailored blazer and some high pointy heels

The Style Fairy’s Best Buys

asos 40


asos 47


new look 22.99

New Look, €22.99 SHOP HERE (I love the shape of these)

asos navy

ASOS, €48 SHOP HERE (I love  these!)

ri 45

River Island, €45 SHOP HERE

topshop 32 stg

Topshop, €55 (approx) SHOP HERE (Could wear with plain white/ cream top)

topshop 36 stg

Topshop, €60 (approx.) SHOP HERE

reiss 54

Reiss, €54 SHOP HERE (Reduced from €185!! I love these!)

reiss 185

Reiss, €185 SHOP HERE

So, what do you think of this trend?
‘Til next time

Naomi Clarke is the owner and creator of The Style Fairy. Naomi, a qualified fashion stylist and personal shopper has over 12 years experience in fashion, personal shopping, blogging, styling and PR both in Ireland and abroad. Having spent 2 years working in the fashion industry in Sydney and then in Singapore, Naomi relocated back to Dublin to set up her own business in 2013 and so began The Style Fairy.