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CULOTTES AND QUESTIONS

23/08/2015
Culottes, fashion blogger
Culottes. They’re a bit like the marmite of the fashion world, aren’t they? Some love them – myself included as a fully fledged convert – some think they’re the most horrific thing in existence (harsh, but you know, I like to say it how it is) but for me… they just totally fit the “Summer to Autumn”/”Comfortable but stylish”/”Smart but easily made casual” bill. 
I am all about that base bill…
What I also love about these are that they are so incredibly versatile, I’ve worn them with so many different items of clothing that I was actually thinking of doing a “3 ways with Culottes” style post however I didn’t get my shit together to do it in time however, I’m sticking with just the one today. But prepare to see these Primark beauties popping up more often!
Culottes, fashion blogger
Culottes, fashion blogger
Culottes, fashion blogger
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london fashion blogger the elle next door
london fashion blogger the elle next door
london fashion blogger the elle next door
london fashion blogger the elle next door
london fashion blogger the elle next door
I’ve waxed lyrical about these culottes for far too long already but they really are stupidly comfortable. Ain’t nobody got time for clothes that don’t feel like PJ’s… And the gorgeous “paint splodge”/non-uniformed oval print – can we just take a moment to appreciate the worst description in existence there? – just makes a little more of a statement.
Daniel wellington watch

Watch by Daniel Wellington, swollen, funky looking veins… model’s own.

strappy black heels
Another item in my wardrobe/shoe rack that I love consistently are these ASOS strappy block heels. They’re just the right height to give me that added lift – and let’s be real, correction of posture #HunchBackOfNotreDam – but without making me feel 10ft tall.
Crop top that feels like silk – but I’m sure will consist of nothing but polyester – is by Primark.
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london fashion blogger the elle next door
Like the look? I’ve hunted down the most similar items I could find as a lot of this is out of stock/Vintage Primark. Working class hero material, right? πŸ˜‰
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So that brings me to the end of this post. I would love to know your thoughts on Culottes. Are you a part of the love them, hate them, or couldn’t care less gang? I’d love to hear what you think!
P.S I put out a little tweet to see if you had any questions for a Q&A… and you did. So here’s that video πŸ™‚
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
xx

77 responses to “CULOTTES AND QUESTIONS”

  1. Gorgeous outfit and your hair always looks amazing! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  2. I LOVE a good pair of culottes!! You could totally take these through to A/W with a chunky knit and brogues (not that I'm trying to dress you, just thinking out loud…) Haha! GORGE! xx

    http://www.rockonholly.com

  3. I'd be lying if I said I loved culottes, because I don't and I wouldn't wear them. HOWEVER, as usual they look great on you! I really love the ASOS shoes as well, they are so so nice. It's a really great look to transition into autumn as well, like you say πŸ™‚ xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  4. Jordan says:

    UM WTF YOU LOOK SO STUNNING. I literally saw this pop up on my feed and I went 'Wow'. Give me your face and hair and everything <3

    hellomissjordan.com xx

  5. Stephanie says:

    Such a cute look! You look so beautiful! I love the pattern on the culottes!

  6. I love this outfit purely because it's so versatile. You can wear it casually or dresses up and you wouldn't have to do anything to it for either occasion ❀️ You've nailed it as always!
    QueenBeady.com

  7. glenka says:

    I am really showing my age here but the last time I wore culottes was about 25 years ago. They didn't look right on me then and I'm sure they wouldn't now. But I think these look really nice on you.

  8. bryony grace says:

    Such a pretty and casual outfit. Looks so comfy! Absolutely love black and white. Those shoes are super cute too! x http://www.coffeeatmidnight13.blogspot.co.uk/

  9. ValΓ©rie says:

    I love your outfit! I would like to try this culottes trend but I'm not sure if it would suit me well… πŸ™‚ Gorgeous pictures!

    ValΓ©rie β€’ Moonlit Stories

  10. Laura C says:

    I kind of reacted with horror when I heard that cullottes were back 'in', but seeing you looking like a million dollars in them persuades me to maybe give them a chance… xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

  11. Rosy Flynn says:

    Love this look on you, I can never make cullottes work I end up looking like a bad Tv extra, envious that you rock them πŸ˜‰

    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

  12. They look great on you Ellie, though I don't think I could pull this off!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  13. Such a pretty relax chic look
    I love this culottes of yours– agreed that you can pair it with anything.

    Sometimes i have love hate relationship with it too πŸ™‚

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  14. You look really pretty <3

    The look is so classic!

  15. Ohh I am loving this look!! The culottes are so gorgeous! great video too Elle, that point you made about comparing yourself to others in blogging was just perfectly said!! The way you always get your personality through in your blog makes you completely unique though!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

  16. This is such a beautiful outfit lovely – you look stunning as always πŸ™‚ <3

    http://www.anacelinelabod.com

  17. Such a beautiful look and what a fun Q&A! I really enjoyed this video.

    x- Naomi in Wonderland

  18. Assia Shahin says:

    Hi Elle, I watched your video and it was so fun! You are a kind and humble person <3 I loved this outfit, I'm really into the shoes which I would love to buy but I'm always kept back from hills as I'm afraid I'll get back and feet pain. Haha anyway, thanks for sharing!

    Assia | http://www.assiashahin.com

  19. Vicky says:

    Every time I see these in the shop I actually recoil but they look so good on you! As such a short arse they just wouldn't work for me, I'd look like I was wearing too-short flares! xx

  20. Such a beautiful outfit! And your hair looks amazing! x

  21. Ooo I am loving these! I actually love the look of culottes, however, I do find it hard to find ones that suit me – the quest continues!

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.blogspot.co.uk

  22. I love these culottes. I wanted to try some myself but I am not good with loose clothes being a person that is constantly freezing, I don't think I would get on well with them in this dull British summer. However, they look gorgeous on you and I also love the heels!

    Chloe | http://www.chloepaigee.blogspot.co.uk

  23. Such a pretty look again. I think b&w really suits you πŸ™‚

    Enjoyed watching your video, it is so nice to kinda know you πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

  24. crafty-zone says:

    Your culottes have great print and colors, they look so chic (but I have to admit that firstly I thought that you was wearing a skirt :P) and I love how you styled them, Elle! πŸ™‚

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

  25. I love culottes but don't think they suit me, that's why I love looking at them on pretty people like YOU and convincing myself to get more to hang up in my wardrobe hahah!! xxx

  26. Those culottes look fab on you, wish they looked decent on me! I'm too short wah ahah

    Sophie x

  27. Aisling says:

    I really need to try some culottes before summer ends. I think I am probably too short to pull them off. BUT I really am into the idea of something that looks like a skirt but doesn't let my thighs rub together resulting in THE BURNING INFERNO OF HELLISH CHAFING! TMI? Probably.

    Thanks for answering my question in your video! Damn gluten free clique with their boring health questions. πŸ˜‰

    Aisling | aisybee.

  28. LBG says:

    I love these on you! You look so cool and chic, I love the pattern. Great description, I didn't know what to call the oval things! I don't think I could pull this off, but you look amazing

    http://Leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  29. Your culottes are so chic! I love the print
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  30. Beauty Bloss says:

    I'm far too short with the wrong shaped legs to pull off culottes. On you they look fabulous! Love the shoes though xx
    The Beauty Bloss

  31. Glam O'Clock says:

    I love these heels! They're indeed the perfect height and very classy! I should try culottes (I have to admit I am a bit afraid of them) as I am a sucker for everything comfortable! I love you hair!!! You look gorgeous! Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock | Realash International GIVEAWAY

  32. Rachel-Beth says:

    Elle I am totally with you on culottes- they are AWESOME! So comfortable and the length makes them really versatile πŸ™‚ This monochrome pair you have got are lovely and they look lovely with the Primarni top. Gosh I miss Primark! Looking lovely as always

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  33. Anonymous says:

    I'm all for stupidly comfortable clothing, but I don't think culottes suit me :/

    You look stunning in them though! And I really need to visit Primark sometime soon.

    Saskia / girlinbrogues.com

  34. Anonymous says:

    You look amazing dear!

    Please click on the link on my post
    http://helderschicplace.blogspot.com/2015/08/boho-with-shein.html

  35. Really lovely outfit! You look great in culottes, I think I'm too short to pull them off :') xx

  36. Anonymous says:

    Amazing outfit & location β™₯
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

  37. Sam Ball says:

    They look so great on you, Elle! I adore culottes, how can you not love not-short-but-not-trews? The downside is that I feel that I'm too short to wear them, still hoping the find the pair for me!

    Sam xo
    Alright Sunshine

  38. Sam Ball says:

    They look so great on you, Elle! I adore culottes, how can you not love not-short-but-not-trews? The downside is that I feel that I'm too short to wear them, still hoping the find the pair for me!

    Sam xo
    Alright Sunshine

  39. These culottes are AMAZING, loving how you styled them here ! πŸ™‚

    XO Courtney
    http://www.colormecourtney.com

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