From A-listers to street style stars, culottes are the ‘it’ item for transitional dressing this season. Due to their unusual structure, they might seem intimidating but they’re similar to the a-line skirt or wide-leg pants when it comes to styling. Our fashion team shows you how you should be wearing yours.

1. Keep it structured

5 Ways to Wear Culottes

The key to pulling off culottes is playing with proportions. One way to do this is to pair it with a box cut t-shirt which will also keep you comfortable. Add a tote and you’re good to go!

2. Tuck it in

5 Ways to Wear Culottes

Take your culottes from casual to the office by tucking your blouse and pairing it with an understated shoe.

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3. Show some sock

5 Ways to Wear Culottes

Add some preppy to your cool by wearing chunky socks.

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4. Keep it casual

5 Ways to Wear Culottes

Take a tip from our favourite street style stars and pair your culottes with sneakers for a casual look.

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5. Pair with over sized knits

5 Ways to Wear Culottes

It might feel contrary but by pairing your culottes with a chunky knit you will achieve an air of effortless elegance.

MC recommends:

Inverted pleated wide-leg crepe culottes, R3465 by Rebecca Taylor on Matches FashionInverted pleated wide-leg crepe culottes, R3 465 by Rebecca Taylor on Matches Fashion

African Print Culottes, R599 by Afrodizzy on spreeAfrican Print Culottes, R599, by Afrodizzy on spree

PU Culotte, R999, Country Road at WoolworthsCountry Road at Woolworths, R999

culottes black, R335, Style Republic on SpreeCulottes black, R335, Style Republic on Spree

(all street style images are sourced from Pinterest)