Culottes: Part II

Last week I posted a pretty casual look featuring my new culottes from Joe Fresh. However, the look might be a little to casual for those of us working office jobs.

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Not wanting to limit these comfortable babies to my evening wear, I tested them out with a professional blazer and braved the office environment. I was met with tons of compliments as to how professional yet trendy I looked which only proved to me that they can be in fact, work appropriate. But, it did make me wonder why people were sooo surprised that I looked so “professional”….What do I dress like on a regular basis?!

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

At first I was a little hesitant about the culottes trend based on my body type (Read: short), but I have been pleasantly surprised. I always wear them with a bit of a heel so I don’t look too stumpy, but they are not at all as bad as I had thought! Plus, they are so breezy and comfortable. Perfect for spring/summer weather. Oh, and if you weren’t sold already, these have an elastic waistband.

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

Culottes (Also love these white ones)

 Blazer (old but in blue here, love this white one, this white one, and this one)

 Tank (Wardrobe staple)

Bag

Shoes (old but others here, here, here, here, here, and here)

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

I especially love the fact that this pair is pretty inexpensive. I never want to spend to much $$ on my trendier pieces since I might only wear them a season or two.

I’ve got a bunch of uses out of these so far, and they haven’t lost their shape or started to fall apart. Plus, although they get wrinkled, it usually takes a days worth of wear before they warrant a bit of a steam/iron. Definitely one of those items where you don’t have to splurge to look like you did.

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

Another great option is to pair these culottes with a vest (like this one, this one, or this one) or a cashmere sweater (like this one or this one).

navy culottes with white blazer for professional office wear

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