Insta Style #13 | Navy Culottes.

For quite some time now I have loved the style of culottes. I feel these knee-length trousers, that are cut to look like a swinging sixties skirt, always look so classy and are perfect for day to night wear, yet I was worried they wouldn’t really suit me or my sense of style. I always tend to wear fitted trousers, such as skinny jeans or printed leggings, but I have loved seeing these on other women and when I saw this pair of navy culottes with a geometric print in the River Island sale, I quickly snapped them up before any other prying shoppers could. They’d been sat patiently in my wardrobe ever since.

Last night I headed out for a friend’s birthday for food and drinks and decided it was time to give the culottes a go. They are quite high waisted, so perfect for hiding any food babies, and I loved the understated pattern and belt feature. I paired them with a white bralet, that I bought from Topshop two years ago but absolutely love, and barely there sandals, and I have to say I really loved the finished look. The bralet is dainty, yet has a slight edge with its floral embroidery pattern and spaghetti straps, and the shoes are just so simple that the culottes really were the main focus of the outfit. 

Admittedly I was a little nervous to wear them, as they are something new and it was a step out of my usual comfort zone, but it was really nice to experiment, and having worn them I will definitely be picking up more culottes in the future. That’s one of the things I love about fashion and makeup. It’s a great way to experiment and to be artistic with your style and flair, and I love how your confidence just grows when you find an outfit or makeup look that you love! 

Is there a style staple that you’re afraid to try?

What do you think of this outfit?

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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35 Comments

  1. Eve Johnson
    February 21, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Looking lovely Jess! xxxEve | haiaeve.blogspot.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 1:41 pm

      Thanks Eve! : ) xx

  2. Jasmin Charlotte
    February 21, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Ohh I love these, they look so good on you! I don't think they'd work on my short little legs though!! Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thank you! I'm sure they'd look fab on you : ) xx

  3. Emmys Beauty Cave
    February 21, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I love this outfit, the culottes are gorgeous! I need to pick some up.Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks so much lovely lady xx

  4. Hannah Lucy
    February 21, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Gorgeous outfit!Hannah | Oh January

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Thank you hun! : ) xx

  5. Shannon Boyce
    February 21, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Those are too cute! And I love that you stepped out of your comfort zone. That is super important with fashion, I think :)the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 2:58 pm

      I totally agree Shannon! : ) Thank you for your lovely comment. xx

  6. Mira L.
    February 21, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Amazing look, I love the culottes! I've always wanted to pair boyfriend jeans with heels but I've never done it. x 113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much! That's a look I've always wanted to try too! xx

  7. Charlee Greenhalgh
    February 21, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    Fab post lovely, you look so stunning! I adore the culottes the pattern is so lovely and how can you resist when in the sale ;)Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 9:48 pm

      Thanks so much Charlee : ) Love a sale bargain! xx

  8. Tasha Townley
    February 21, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Jessie you look so beaut! Wish I could pull this look off! xxwww.hellotasha.co.uk

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Aw you babe, thanks so much! You definitely could! xx

  9. Laura.
    February 21, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Beautiful!Anything & Everything | Bloglovin'

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 21, 2016 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you! : ) xx

  10. Paula Loreti
    February 21, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    You look flawless!www.blossomikebana.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 22, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Thank you Paula! : ) xx

  11. Anoushka P
    February 22, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    This is such a cute outfit, I love the culottes and that top works perfectly! Fab styling :)Anoushka Probyn – A London Fashion Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 22, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! xx

  12. Shawner11
    February 22, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Sensational look!! Love that top!! You look fabulous doll!! 🙂 Great work.

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 22, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks lovely! : ) xx

  13. Larissa Bruin
    February 22, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Lovely post, dear!xo.www.fromhatstoheels.com/

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 22, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you Larissa! : ) xx

  14. Adele Miner
    February 22, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Culottes are my absolute fave, these look gorgeous on you! I really like your blog, let me know if you would like to follow each other! adelelydia.blogspot.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 24, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Thanks so much! xx

  15. Adaleta
    February 23, 2016 / 3:46 am

    These are gorgeous culottes and they look so comfortable! xx adaatude.com

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 24, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thank you! They're very comfy xx

  16. Carlys Beauty Blog
    February 23, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    I love this outfit, it looks great on you! X ♥ Carly's Beauty Blog ♥

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 24, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Aw thanks Carly! xx

  17. Anonymous
    February 23, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    These look gorgeous on you, love the pattern! I'm yet to brave culottes, I feel like my legs are short enough as they are!The Makeup Directory

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      February 24, 2016 / 8:38 am

      Thank you! : ) Aw I'm sure you'd look fab! I've been called Daddy Long Legs before so I get away with them haha xx

  18. Claire Cavanagh
    February 24, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    I love culottes, and these look gorgeous on you :)Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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