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So I bought a pair of culottes and I need your help
I think it depends on the culottes and the length. I am a HUGE fan of them! I have a mid calf length navy pair and I wear them with strappy heels (going out), loafers (afternoon/ lunch) and supergas/ adidas (shopping).
I have a full length gorgeous black pair which I wear with heels mainly.
I am having exactly this problem, only I've had mine too long to take back. I saw a couple of ladies looking stylish in culottes this afternoon but they were both wearing them with bare legs and stan smith type trainers. Just not sure I can face that in this weather. And my legs are hideous and blue.
Knee length boots are the closest I've got but look a bit frumpy on me. I read an article suggesting fishnet tights and ankle boots, but my only suitable ankle boots have a glittery heel and combined with fishnets looks a bit bonkers.
I'm going to wait till spring and have another go unless anyone has a brilliant idea?
These are along the lines of the loafer and trainers looks with the shorter style. I accept that my calves get chilly as I am not a fan of how they look with longer style boots (I think they actually need a bit of skin on show) but I'm liking layering and oversized scarves and knits at the moment so I'm generally warm enough.
I think these are the ones I bought. In navy. They're a little longer on me. I'm 5'6", but I've short legs and the trainer look, while I love it, makes me look a lot bit stumpy. The culottes are light enough to be summer-wearable too - shoe and skin will be fine then.
Will look at the fishnets, not sure they're for me.
I am old enough to have worn them first time around but for the life of me I can't remember what I wore with them. Probably loafers. My, how times change
I have 2 pairs, one black one pleather (??!!) and I feel like a fox in them. I wear some lovely close to the ankle black Chelsea boots with a Cuban heel. I think the key with the boots is they have to hug your ankles. However I have just bought some white leather trainers in the la redoute sale and I have high hopes they will work well. I also wear with black stilettos when I dkn'y have to walk far. Hope that helps!