Rocking Culottes

I’m constantly trying to think of new ways to wear these culottes. In hindsight, I probably should have purchased this J.Crew Patio Pant in navy blue for some added versatility, but what is done is done. Pairing them with these awesome lace-up pumps and leather jacket to toughen them up is just so much fun.

J.Crew Patio Pant + Leather Jacket + Lace-up Pumps J.Crew Patio Pant + Leather Jacket + Lace-up Pumps J.Crew Patio Pant + Leather Jacket + Lace-up PumpsJ.Crew Patio Pant in Bi-Stretch Wool / Sam Edelman Dayna Pumps / Forever21 Rings / Max Veda  Classic Leather Jacket / J.Crew Blouse (old) / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Medium Clutch

Coming soon will be a review of these Sam Edelman Dayna Pumps!

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I am really not a fan of final sale purchases, particularly those bought online. What’s worse than spending your hard-earned money on items that you aren’t even sure that fit? It’s far too risky for my taste, but once in a blue moon I manage to get sucked in by something that is such a good deal and far too intriguing to pass up. Plus, I had a $200+ credit sitting on my J.Crew account for months that was taunting me.

One of those things was these J.Crew Patio Pant. I’ve been staring at these pants since last year, and since I don’t often go into the mall these days, I really didn’t know how these were going to fit other than from reading the reviews on the website–and let’s not leave out the fact that I J.Crew pants and I aren’t consistently BFFs. Furthermore, cropped wide leg pants in their own right is risky business, particularly if you are petite like myself. Feeling extra daring, I chose to purchase these in a cobalt blue rather than a neutral color hoping to add a little pop to my mostly neutral wardrobe for spring. I had all these reasons not to buy these trousers, so I’m not entirely sure what possessed me to I hit the purchase button except that credit burning a hole in my pocket. And the verdict?

J.Crew Patio Pant + Blazer J.Crew Patio Pant + Blazer J.Crew Patio Pant + BlazerTheory Lanai Jacket (here and updated version in soft crepe here or more affordable option here) / J.Crew Patio Pant in bi-stretch wool / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps (similar by AT) / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / Ann Taylor Factory Top / Le Chateau Rings / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel

Surprisingly, these fit incredibly well (thankfully!). Like the Martie I went for the regular length because I had a feeling that the petite size would be too short for me. And they fit pretty well. I scoured the internet and experimented with my own wide leg trousers trying to determine the most flattering length for these tricky pants, and I finally came to the conclusion that for a cut such as these, approximately 3″ above the top of the ankle bone is the most flattering. I actually hemmed these pants up 1″ to get it right where I wanted them. I also again opted for the bi-stretch wool, because I prefer how it drapes on the body. Despite being unlined,  I do not find the material irritating at all.

One thought I had before actually taking these photos was that I should add brooch or something to put on the jacket to give the whole outfit a little something extra. I decided against it, as I was just being a bit too lazy to go dig one up, but now looking back at these photos, I sort of wish I had. At this point, I guess that’s neither here, nor there.

The measurements on the 00R are as follows:

Waist: 26″
Hip at base of zipper: 34″
Inseam (after I hemmed up 1″): 24″
Rise: 9.5″ (high-waisted for petites!)
Leg Opening: 16″

These pants also come in a multitude of colors, prints, and fabrics, including cotton and suede! Today only, J.Crew is offering 30% off your purchase (some exclusions apply), plus 50% off final sale with code TIMETOSHOP. This patio pants are only $25 right now, so I’m contemplating buying these in navy. Also, if you have a J.Crew card, your purchase will earn you double points!

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Other worthy sales this weekend are Banana Republic, 40% off with BR (or GAP) Card and code BRCFITAnn Taylor F&F, 40% off with code FRIENDS, BaubleBar, 30% off with code NEVERENOUGH.

One Cropped Wide Leg Pant (or Culottes), Five Ways

It’s been quite a while since I did one of these “five-ways” posts.  Truth of the matter is, posts like these are much more time-consuming than the regular one-outfit posts, but I thought I would put some effort into making one since I’ve been thinking about it for some time now. Having said that, however, I’m going to cheat and use some old outfit posts for these cropped wide leg pants, or alternatively, culottes.

From last spring, an easy, work-appropriate outfit:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cropped wide Leg pants or culottes 5 waysDRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cropped wide Leg pants or culottes 5 waysAnn Taylor Cropped Wide Leg Pants (drapey version or try these from J.Crew) / Club Monaco Lindy Trench (currently on sale!) / Ann Taylor Pumps / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Large Satchel / Ann Taylor Factory Top

Last month’s post with sleeveless sweater tunic and obi belt:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG / Belted Tunic Sweater + Cropped Wide Leg PantsDRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG / Belted Tunic Sweater + Cropped Wide Leg PantsWilfred Durandal Sweater (similar by AT) / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Pumps / 3.1 Phillip Lim Large Pashli Satchel / Leather Obi Belt from eBay (similar in suede by AT) / J.Crew Tunic Shirt (similar by AT) / WoodWatch by Jord / Banana Republic Leather Wrap Bracelet

With a cropped top and a statement necklace for a “going-out” or party look:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cropped wide Leg pants or culottes 5 waysDRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cropped wide Leg pants or culottes 5 ways Wilfred Free Georgia Top (lots of colors!) / Statement Necklace from Etsy / Forever21 Rings / Aldo Clutch / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Adena Pumps 

Styled with a chunky sweater and suede D&G booties I snagged years ago at TJM, which don’t nearly get enough wear:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // How to wear culottesDRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // How to wear culottesBabaton Nicolas Turtleneck / 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Clutch / D&G Suede Booties / Banana Republic Gray Long Peacoat / Forever21 Rings

And finally worn casually, with a relaxed sweater and slipper loafers:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // How to wear culottesDRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // How to wear culottesTheory Cashmere Sweater (similar from J.Crew) / Vince Bogart Loafers (on sale!) / Woodwatch by JORD / Forever21 Rings /  Dogeared Necklace (similar) / Forever21 Rings / Club Monaco Striped Tee (similar) / Madewell Bucket Bag

The round-up:

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Cropped wide Leg pants or culottes 5 ways

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