How to Wear Culottes Without Looking Voluminous

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Culottes made a comeback during the resort 2013 season with Céline, Acne, and Louis Vuitton featuring the voluminous calf-skimming trousers. They may appear to be a tricky piece that should remain on the runways, but the airy cropped pants are a surprisingly flattering and versatile piece when styled correctly. The easiest way to wear them is to throw on a simple tee and add a heel, but why not take a cue from this stylish show attendee and play with color and pattern? Begin with a graphic silk blouse and keep the top few buttons undone. Then, instead of tucking it, knot the shirt at the hips to keep the silhouette slim. Swap a more predictable neutral pump for a jewel-tone sandal that contrasts with the printed top, and then dress it up even more with your favorite jewels. Finish it off with a bright day clutch and you have an easy, polished casual Friday outfit that will transition nicely as the weather gets cooler. Click ahead to see three different interpretations of the look at every price.

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