power pants


I have been sitting on the fence when it comes to the whole culottes trend over the last few months. Sure, they look cute in a lot of different outfits, but I was never really into them until I randomly spotted a pair at Old Navy few weeks ago (I was shopping for this post) and decided to try them on. Why not?! Aside from the fact they were only $17.50, they are just SO FUN to wear. Pants so baggy that they feel like PJ’s? Into it! And they almost even resemble a skirt! Plus, they’re high-waisted so you can pair with a cropped top and not even worry about tucking-in. I don’t know what it was, but I felt like a total badass wearing this outfit. Let’s just call them power pants, shall we?


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women’s knee-length trousers, cut with very full legs to resemble a skirt.


These hybrid pants are great for the transitional fall weather! I’ve talked before about how I despise wearing pants, but these don’t even require a tailor. (Perfect for all of my shorter ladies out there!) There are tons of ways to style these flattering pants. I’ll be wearing them again on the blog next week so stay tuned! (And I’m sure again this fall with a chunky turtleneck sweater, or a thin turtleneck tee with a long-line vest, or a faux fur vest… The list goes on!)


Oh, let’s talk about sizing for just a sec… These pants run BIG! I’m wearing a small and probably could have worn the XS. Just a little heads up as you’re ordering!


PS: Remember the whole “cropped top” thing? (Not to be confused with crop tops…) I’m doing it again! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this post and this post.)




Get the Look…

Banana Republic Trench
Express Crop Top (similar styles here, here, here, herehere)
Old Navy Culottes (on sale!)
Ann Taylor Tortoise Necklace (similar at Bauble Bar)
Carrano Heels (similar style here & here)
Chanel Sunglasses (similar here, here, & here)
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff


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  1. 9.23.15
    Rena said:

    How good you decided to wear also culottes as you look fantastic in them!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 9.23.15
    Emma said:

    I’ve been pretty hesitant on the trend too, but I really like that pair

  3. 9.23.15
    Ujjaini said:

    culottes are so comfy!


  4. 9.23.15
    Anna said:

    Love these culottes on you! Also, I really, really love that pearl bracelet. It’s gorgeous!
    xx, Anna

  5. 9.23.15
    Natali said:

    Very pretty and classy outfit! LOVE your high heels.


  6. 9.23.15
    Kristie said:

    Chick look! Love the shoes!


  7. 9.23.15

    I’ve never been a fan…until now! I totally thought this was a skirt. You make them look so chic 😉

  8. 9.23.15

    I got a pair of flow-y pants a year or so ago from Zara that resemble a skirt and get so many compliments! Definitely a trend I can get behind, and you rock it! Love the green color for fall too.

    – Laura


  9. 9.23.15
    Lauren said:

    I’ve been super hesitant about the culottes look, but I LOVE the way you styled these! The color is amazing and the entire outfit is just so good! I love it with those killer heels!


  10. 9.23.15
    Maddy said:

    These look so cute on you! I agree that they look great with the cropped top… wonder how they would fare with flats?

  11. 9.23.15
    Katie said:

    Such a cute look! And I love your shoes! You look lovely!
    xo – Katie – hauteallure.com

  12. 9.23.15
    Alyssa said:

    I saw those at Old Navy the other day! So cute!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

  13. 9.23.15
    Preeti said:

    love these pants on you but those SHOES!!!

    xoxo, Preeti

  14. 9.23.15
    Minau said:

    Very nice look!

  15. 9.23.15
    Heidi said:

    This is so stinking chic! I love the minimalist vibe and those heels are to die for!

    Wishes & Reality

  16. 9.23.15
    melissa said:

    those shoes are to die for!

  17. 9.23.15
    Rebecca said:

    In love with that necklace!!


  18. 9.23.15

    Those shoes are super cute!

    Her Heartland Soul

  19. 9.23.15

    Chicago looks good on you and so do those pants! You look great!

    I don’t know if I’ll take the plunge and try the culottes trend but you have me “considering” it.

    Sarah Lynn

  20. 9.24.15
    Bella B said:

    I love heels and yours are super cute but I have a hard time walking in them I’m not very coordinated but I plan on practicing!!


  21. 9.25.15
    Meghan said:

    Couldn’t love this look more!

  22. 9.25.15

    Love these pants! I need to order ASAP. Can’t wait to see how you style them next week!


  23. 9.25.15

    I LOVE everything about this look especially the culottes. I have been unsure about the trend as well but now I am for sure going to get a pair!