Fashion: The culottes


A couple of weeks ago I did it… I bought a pair of black culottes !

I found the perfect pair at & Other Stories in Antwerp. I really love this brand (Other Stories) ! They’ve got trendy yet affordable clothes, shoes and accessories so once in a while I cannot help myself… I’ve got to check what new things they’ve got in store…

This time it was my daughter’s fault though… she had seen some black leather Vans which were sold in & Other Stories so off we went. After 5 minutes she had her Vans and I was like “I’m just going to have a look around…”. Fortunately my daughter and my husband were really patient as I tried on several things, but it were the culottes I fell in love with immediately ! 

The culottes are pleated at the front and they’re made of a semi-shiny fabric which makes them look extra-chic. As they’re (safe) black, I can wear them in fall as well and even in winter on some occassions.

A few days after I bought them, they were the perfect base for my Paris-outfit I had to assemble as I went on a day-trip to the City of Lights (you can read my blog about that daytrip here). I teamed them up with a basic white t-shirt, a fitted denim blazer, my chunky peep-toe Timberlands and a golden bag. To make the look even more Paris-worthy, I put on my red Dior lipstick and Chanel n° 5. As the fabric is really soft and flowy, the wind caught it beautifully as I walked down the Paris avenues… boy did I feel glamourous ! A rather stylish woman even paid me a compliment so I knew my outfit was spot on !

The culottes may be a passing trend, but I’m definitely member of the culottes fanclub. Now maybe next time I could wear them with my daughter’s black leather & Other Stories Vans…

What do you think of the culottes ? Were you tempted of buying a pair or will you give this trend a miss ?

Love, Kathleen





Photography by Charlotte Kluskens.



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