Fall’s Comfiest Pants: Culottes

One thing I thought I’d never get on board with? Turtlenecks. And another thing? Culottes. First known as fitted silk pants worn by French men, these pants have evolved into a slightly cropped, wide-fitted pant for women that are equally chic and comfortable. I’ve had this pair of burgundy culottes sitting in my closet for almost a year now, and I was too scared to wear such a thing. This year, I finally decided to give them a try. Now I can’t. stop. wearing. them.
Burgundy Culottes Fall 2016

Trends to Try: Fall Culottes
Trends to Try: Fall Culottes | The Bella Insider

Culottes are typically known as comfy pants worn in the summer, but versions have hit the market this season in deep hues, more structured fits, and weightier materials. I scored this deep burgundy pair from Zara, and they’ve proved to be a wonderful addition to my closet for an easy and modern, but comfortable fall look. Y’all, I even wore them to a petroleum lab. Haha! The boys said it looked like I was ready to party like it was 1999.

Here I paired this pant with a simple white turtleneck for an easy and chic, minimalist vibe. With my new favorite fall tassel booties (scored on major sale at 70% off), this outfit is perfect for dinner with friends downtown on a cooler night. I’ve also done it paired with a simple blank tank and some strappy black sandals: another winning number for a night out! If there’s anything to know about downtown Austin, there’s always live music! I can’t help but wanna dance in these comfy, flowy pants! Ready to be a little daring and try out a pair of culottes with me this fall? Whether you’re looking for something eye-catching, party-ready, work-appropriate, or just plain comfortable, I’ve rounded up 20 of my favorite pairs at different price points for the season:

Friendly note from me to you: don’t ever ride a bike in these. I warned y’all here first! Haha! Thanks for stopping by, friends. Are you willing to try the trend? Let me know down below – I love seeing your comments! I can’t wait to tell y’all where I’ll be heading next week. I’ll definitely need your suggestions. Stay tuned!

Photography by Chottie Lee


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  1. 10.26.16
    Carrie C said:

    Looks great on you!


  2. 10.26.16

    Absolutely love the color of the culottes!


  3. 10.26.16
    May said:

    I love those – saw a similar pair at Target recently and thought about trying them, but now I'm convinced!

  4. 11.7.16
    Sarah said:

    Thanks a bunch, Carrie!

    XO from Austin,

    Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

  5. 11.7.16
    Sarah said:

    Thank you so much, Sofia! They're perfect for fall!

    XO from Austin,

    Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella

  6. 11.7.16
    Sarah said:

    Ah! So glad you're willing to give them a try! Plus, they're SUPER comfortable!

    XO from Austin,

    Sarah | The Bella Insider | @sarah_thebella