Here’s the next outfit in my Work From Home Wardrobe Series where I display the cute outfits I’m wearing while working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

I remember wearing cheap cotton culottes/gauchos in undergrad. They were comfortable, like pajamas, and easy to style so wearing them to class was a no-brainer. I like no-brainers! While culottes are nice, much like midi skirts, they’re very hard for a short girl like me to pull off. But I decided to give these a try because they came sized in petite, which means they should have a shorter inseam. I asked Nick if I should get them hemmed and he said, no. I thought they looked just a tad too long in the photos (and my mirror, apparently), but when I saw my reflection in another mirror, they looked pretty good.

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Blouse: Loft (old) | Culottes: Loft (new) | Heels: H&M | Espadrilles: Old Navy

I think they look best with heels because the heels help to elongate my legs a bit, as you can see from the first two photos. But they also look pretty cute with my cute espadrilles or gold slides.

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When I first pulled these pants out of the shipping bag and tried them on, I thought the legs were a bit too wide. But after reading about the design aesthetic of culottes and learning that they are supposed to have a full cut to resemble a skirt, I realize that do look really good. I’m definitely starting to get a little more bold in my style choices. There was a time not long ago that I would have put these on and thought I looked dumpy and sent them back. But I like them so I’m letting go of any self-conscious worries I might have and embracing what I like. And man does it feel good!

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What do you think of culottes? Would you ever wear them?