I like to follow trends, yet don’t consider myself to be “trendy.” The great thing about having personal style is incorporating fashion trends in an authentic way that resonates both with your aesthetic and your lifestyle.
Take, for example, the denim culotte. You might say: “Me? Never!” After all, where would you wear such things?? But, keeping in mind a few simple rules for wearing wide-leg pants, you can easily pair culottes with clothes you already own…and wear everyday.
Just remember these culotte commandments: 1) wear heels to give you some lift; elongating your leg line. Flats with wide legs may make you appear short and squat (unless you have super model legs and then many rules don’t apply to you!) and 2) pair culottes with a shorter or cropped top (doesn’t have to be an actual crop top) or tuck in your shirt to create a waist line, which balances the volume of the pant.
Now, wouldn’t a pair of sky-high platform booties be amazing paired with these culottes?? Yet, I would look ridiculous teetering around the playground…I really did pick up my kids from school wearing this outfit. And this is why it’s important, when applying fashion trends, to consider both your personal style and also (and often most importantly) your lifestyle. For me, the clogs seem much more reasonable (and equally awesome).
culottes: 7 For All Mankind
clogs: Dolce Vita (25% off today only!!)
iPhone 6 case: Sonix
ear jackets: found at Queen Anne Dispatch
rings: my own, Gorjana, Queen Anne Dispatch
What fall trends are you following? Too scared to try? Leave me a comment and we can come up with an awesome outfit together!
As always, thanks for reading! ~Jenn