Culottes are not a new trend by any means, but we have seen a surge in popularity in them over the past few months. I’ve personally been addicted to them all season long – remember these orange striped culottes, or these black and white striped culottes? … yeah, full on culotte addict over here! So I figured this would be a great outfit to showcase how to wear culottes to work.
What I like about culottes is that they provide a ‘fashion forward’ vibe while still looking professional. The looser fit works for a more reserved, professional setting and is especially ideal for summer since the looser fit/wide-leg shape are great to beat the summer heat. If there is one thing you add to your wear-to-work wardrobe this summer, make it a pair (or two) of culottes.
Enough about culottes generally; let’s talk specifically about these camel ones. Camel shades are often reserved for fall (… and for the record I am definitely going to be wearing these into fall as well – picture them with a green & navy plaid shirt… *swoon*) but camel can also be a great color for wear-to-work pieces for summer.
When you’re sick of wearing black & navy to work, opting for a combination of camel and white is a great way to lighten up for summer. And when you add culottes in to that color combination … work day fashion perfection!
My exact camel culottes are sold out (why does that ALWAYS happen right before I share a blog post?!) but I’ve found two similar camel pairs that I’ll share below.
As far as how to wear culottes to work, let’s talk about the rest of this outfit. Given the wide leg structure of culottes, I like to opt for a looser more flowy top. This pearl embellished collar button down is another staple in my wear-to-work wardrobe. It’s an old one from H&M, so I’ve linked up two similar shirts (white button down’s with pearl collars) in the widget below!
My sunglasses are from DIFF eyewear – I love any chance to wear a brand that stands for something or gives back to a good cause. DIFF donates a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair of sunglasses sold.
On a completely unrelated note – what do you guys think about these pictures?! My photographer Austin (she is amazing) picked this location and developed this sort of 1970’s vibe. I really like this retro vibe for this particular outfit and I basically felt like I was in Vancouver in the 1970’s while shooting. Such a fun experience.
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