Lately we've been wanting to try out new trends. Culottes aka cropped, wide leg pants have been popping up everywhere on the high fashion scene and we're totally intrigued by them. They are so sleek and chic. Some trends tend to scare people away simply because they don't know how to style them, and culottes can definitely be one of those trends. The high waisted style and wide leg silhouette can be tricky to wear, but I love the instant sophistication they add to a look. I still haven't bought a pair for myself because, honestly, I'm not sure how much I would wear them but I can still love them, right? For trends like these, I always look for a more affordable option since I'm not completely sold on them yet.
As far as styling your culottes, I love a cropped top or slouchy sweater to pair with them. In my opinion, Zara's styling knocks it out of the park with the monochromatic look and relaxed cropped sweater! You should definitely wear them with some sort of heel, especially if you're lacking height like us. These cropped, wide leg pants tend to cut you off so adding a little height is a must. Ankle boots are great for a more casual look, and heels or heeled sandals are perfect for those dressy looks. Here are some of our favorite styles we've found online lately.