OUTFIT MATHEMATICS #3

And…we’re back to culottes. I’m still loving this look another year down and have fished out a pair of white ones from the ironing pile (such is the power of the recent sunny spell). They’re flattering, work for work and are a great excuse to dig out the wedged espadrilles. 

This look was borrowed from Leandra Medine aka Man Repeller, a woman whose ‘dress for yourself’ mantra and style I’ve always enjoyed. It took a bit of time to track down some wide leg trousers in that gorgeous jade green but I eventually found these beauties in Anthropologie. I think the colour works so well with the pale blue and red but if you’re not sure I’ve linked to a few more culotte options below.

As for the striped shirt, I imagine most of us will have something similar already hanging in our wardrobe but if not then this version from Matalan is a dead ringer. Whether it’s a pinstriped work top or chambray/denim blouse – any and all will work, even a nice crisp, white shirt. I think Leandra’s styling is key though, so leave your neck unbuttoned and roll up the sleeves for that casual summer look.

As for the accessories, I think this is the perfect opportunity to add a few more colourful and slightly boho accents if you’re in the mood. Heels, even just a low one, really do help to pull off the culotte look so I’d wear mine with summer wedges – these cork ones from Boden are perfect – or some of my granny shoes for a smarter, less holiday vibe. If in doubt, just wear something with a tassel! This set of charm bracelets from Accessorise is an easy add-on and I love these earrings from & Other Stories, which work day to night.

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