STYLING CULOTTES EFFORTLESSLY DURING WINTER…

styling culottes for winter Admittedly, dressing up in Winter can be a bit daunting sometimes. The cold weather has a way of putting one off dressing up creatively. The excitement to dress up just isn’t there which compels one to opt for the usual dark colours and denims. I had to snap myself out of this stage real quick as I was getting comfortable being comfortable. Ha!! Does that make sense?

For the longest time, I haven’t been a fan of culottes. I didn’t see the point of the ‘halfness’ of it. Like a dog chewed part of it and decided lemme leave the rest for someone to wear. Lol!! With that in mind, it made it hard to figure out how to style it. When the universe knows that you dislike something, it decides to flaunt it more in your face, -because I kept seeing more and more people styling this. Gradually my opinion changed and here we are. On Sunday I got creative and put this outfit together for church. Clearly y’all can see that I wasn’t in the mood to iron. Ha! Depending on how cold it is, styling culottes during winter is easy.

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Balance the flowy down with layering and pairing it with the knitwears, tailored blazers and statement coats up top. On days where the cold is unbearable, wear tights underneath and opt for boots. Culottes can also be dressed down with sneakers or any shoe of your choice. Style it to your liking and comfort.

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I must say shooting this #ootd was hilarious! The cold was actually bearable, but it was super windy, both my son and I were literally being blown away. My son was trying his best to take the shots, but I was busy protecting my hat from being blown away and the culottes from falling off my waist. We gave up five minutes into the shoot so I’m surprised these shots came out alright. Having said that, it felt good to know that I’ve lost weight.styling culottes*FIND similar culottes HERE | HERE | HERE | HERE*

 

Have a lovely weekend, beauties! Are you a fan of culottes?

 

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Much Love!

DANKE…

81 Comments

  1. January 20, 2019 / 2:49 am

    Those culottes look great on you! Especially paired with the striped top, the colours match so nicely. I’m glad you gave these a try as they really suit you, and you got so nice photos despite the wind making things difficult! 🙂

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend 🙂 Our summer heatwave is continuing, today will be a quiet day in the aircon I think!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:25 pm

      Aw thanks much Mica! I’m glad too and good to hear that about the photos. 🙂
      The weekend was freezing, but thank God I’m survived. Enjoy it! 🙂

  2. January 20, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Yay, rock these culottes girl! You look great! Frankly I look hideous and nowhere near as cool as you when I try on culottes xx

    Naya // nayatilly.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:20 pm

      Thanks much girl! Haha…I’m sure you’ll rock it too. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:19 pm

      Thanks much and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:13 pm

      Good to hear that Kathrine. Thanks much! I can understand. Appreciated! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you Eena 🙂

  3. January 21, 2019 / 12:49 am

    I wasn’t keen on wearing culottes but I tend to love them on others. I think your son did a good job, the photos came out great, considering the weather. I remember those shooting days, haha. Have a great new week, meine Schwester! <23 x/M
    FASHION TALES

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:18 pm

      I felt the same at first too sis. He sure did indeed! I need to compensate him for it. Haha…
      Thanks much sis and likewise my sister. 🙂

  4. polarbearstyle
    January 21, 2019 / 5:00 am

    Ah, wind is terrible when taking photos, but your photos still look great. I actually really like the look of culottes, but just not on me. You styled your pair beautifully though.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:17 pm

      I know right, Kathrin! Good to hear that and thanks much. I didn’t too, but here we are. Ha!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Thanks much Ann and likewise!

  5. Kizzy Von Doll
    January 21, 2019 / 10:28 am

    You smashed it though doll, these look gorgeous on you!! Love this look x

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks much doll! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Annalena!

  6. January 21, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    Oh gosh, I know! It is so hard to get inspired in the thick of the winter and going outside for photos is SO painful with the cold (especially if there is wind!). I have yet to try culottes, but I want to soon! I love the color of yours and how you styled them with the dressy heels & blazer!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with you, Carrie. I can’t wait to see you try and good to hear that. Thanks much! 🙂

  7. Jodie
    January 21, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    One of the reasons I like culottes even in the winter is you can see your fabulous footwear even better. Not that I’ve worn mine lately. You’ve inspired me to pull mine out!
    But my mom wore her denim pair with our compression socks….a great way to show them off!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:26 pm

      Oh yes to that Jodie!
      Ha! Good to hear that.
      That is awesome. Your mom has mad style. 🙂
      Thanks much 🙂

  8. Gabrielle
    January 21, 2019 / 3:05 pm

    I can’t believe I’m still yet to try styling culottes! You’ve done a fabulous job here; I love the black and red colour combination and those patent shoes…. wow! Gorgeous!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:16 pm

      Ha!! I can’t believe it too gurl! Thanks much 🙂

  9. Nina
    January 21, 2019 / 3:36 pm

    You styled these culottes perfectly. You look amazing in this outfit. Happy Monday , gorgeous. xx
    Nina’s Style Blog

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you Nina and good to hear that. Have a blessed week. 🙂

  10. January 21, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    I really can imagine that the cold was bearable! Personally, I love culottes and not only therefore I find your style perfect!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you Rena 🙂

  11. January 21, 2019 / 4:41 pm

    I m fan of culottes,, hehehh, loved how to compared it to chewed by a dog…
    Loved the styling
    http://www.stylebasket.in
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    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Wonderful! Lol…don’t mind me!
      Thank you 🙂

  12. January 21, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    Hahaha I hear you, shooting in the wind is the WOREST! It is generally too cold in NY for culottes. I have been tying to plan a shoot for weeks but the weather is difficult here. Raining or too cold. The weather in NY is either freezing, boiling hot and humid or raining. I can count on two hands the number of nice days we have that do not fit in one of the three. But you look great, and don’t look wind blown at all.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:28 pm

      Haha!! It sure is Allie! Sorry about the weather there. Too bad! Hope it gets better so you can do some shoot soon.
      Thank you muchas! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:06 pm

      Thank you Adam and good to hear that.

  13. January 21, 2019 / 9:33 pm

    I love this outfit on You and the color is perfect. Just in case you are looking for the weight you lost. . .I got it all.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks much dear! Lol…hold it for me, will come back for it in the future.

  14. January 22, 2019 / 4:54 am

    I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at culottes the same now! Hahahaha! A dog chewed them. That is gold. I love your styling. Culottes and a nice tailored blazer. So on point!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Hahahaaa….sorry Sonia!! Thanks much and good to hear that.

  15. January 22, 2019 / 10:23 am

    Great looking. Personally I prefer winter clothing for the variety it allows and for the sophisticated looks I can create using just simple items like sweaters and jerseys.

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks much Hutcherson. Good to hear that. I understand! 🙂

  16. January 22, 2019 / 3:51 pm

    You definitely rocked the styling on this- and the color of the culottes is so fresh!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you Ashley and good to hear that.

  17. January 22, 2019 / 9:48 pm

    Lmao, your son is a future photographer right here. He certainly has an eye for angles! I love culottes, I have one pair (black and can’t wait to get more. I love the colour your sporting here. Well done for your weight loss too. Have a great week Mavis : ) xo

    Natoya

    http://www.juanitalikes.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 8:33 pm

      He sure indeed!! He follows instruction well. Good to hear that and thanks much Natoya. 🙂

  18. Paola Lauretano
    January 22, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    Great color combo, you’re absolutely fawless!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 8:31 pm

      Aw, good to hear that, Francesca! Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 23, 2019 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you Ariadne 🙂

  19. January 24, 2019 / 2:07 am

    I think you styled them nicely, I also like how the colours in your outfit complement the park equipment! I never wear culottes, but I should!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      Good to hear that Lorna and thanks much!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks much Jess dear!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 9:18 pm

      Good to hear that Sophie. Thank you!

  20. January 26, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    I know when it gets windy it can be so difficult to shoot outside! Your son did great with taking these photos.
    I love the bright culottes.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 11:13 pm

      It sure can be and couldn’t agree more with you. He sure did! Thanks much!

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 9:22 pm

      Good to hear that Ivana. Thanks much!

  21. January 28, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    You son is a budding photographer, Mavis! These shots came out beautiful. You look gorgeous and your weight loss is very apparent! All that hard work at the gym is paying off. 🙂 I can’t say I’m a fan of culottes. I have yet to find a pair that I feel comfortable in. Yet, you look fabulous. Love the colors and the blazer! Very chic!

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      I couldn’t agree more dear Lizzy. Very soon he will be demanding money from me. Lol!! Thanks much, -means a lot! Hope you find one. Appreciated much! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks much and sure will.

  22. January 31, 2019 / 9:18 am

    I always struggle with dressing in the winter all I want is layers! lol! But I do love me a pair of culottes – thanks for the inspo xx

    Jo – http://www.jokazibwe.co.uk xx

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 31, 2019 / 7:44 pm

      Ha!! Jo, you’re not alone. With the cold, it only natural that we just want to layer up. Lol! Good to hear that. Thank you 🙂

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    • Missy May
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      February 11, 2019 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks much, Nicole. Appreciated!

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