WIW: Silk tank + culottes x 3

This is a new to me silhouette. Sticking to fluid styles and untucked tops due to the battle of the belly bulge. What do you think of culottes on me? I bought one pair in black and one in white but I have no idea if these are the right length or not. The silk tank+culotte combo kept me cool during the heat wave though.

Disclaimers--these outfit photos were all taken at the end of the day, so please excuse the wrinkles. And also please excuse the funny poses because culottes are hard to photograph--when I stand with my legs together it just looks like a skirt! And Okalas were the totally wrong choice of shoe for MOTG at the park, but I met the kids there right after work. At least the next time I was a bit more prepared and wore flats to work. Field photos taken by 5 year old DS1. The black and white necklaces were $7 each at Banana Republic Factory store and I've been wearing them a bunch! Still like doing the matchy matchy thing with the accessories. I stuck with shoes with ankle straps to fill in the gap so I didn't look like I was wearing highwaters.

1-4. Lafayette 148 black silk tank.
1.State white culottes
Sam Edelman Okalas in pony print
MZ Wallace Tribeca bag in tangerine
Stella and Dot bracelet
BR necklace

5-8. Vince chevron tank (NAS)
Vince Camuto black culottes
Michael Kors black studded purse
Topshop black peep toe booties
Nordstrom bracelet
BR necklace

9-12. Halogen pussy bow blouse (from my first NAS four years ago!)
1.State white culottes
Ugg Izabel navy and brown lace up ballet flats
Longchamp tote
Stella and Dot rose gold chevron bracelet and earrings

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  • jenanded replied 4 years ago

    I like them as a fresh look... and one I am keen to try as well.... I would be interested to hear others comments on length... I do like the okalas and the booties with them...

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    Wow GP!!! Love you in culottes, these both fit you fab IMO-they have a great cut and fabric from the picties, and you styled them just right(and beautiful!), good job on the flowy silhouttes, too!  

    Came back to say, I LOVE this length!:-)

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Great culottes. #1 is my favorite - the top in the second outfit might be a bit too long for the culottes. I do like the length of the culottes though. Great blue shoes - love those too!

  • Elly replied 4 years ago

    How fun-- I particularly like the white ones. The first top is great, but it does cling a bit. I love the last look as well. Of course, the vince top is gorgeous.

  • Ankita replied 4 years ago

    What adorable babies!!! :)

    You look great in the white ones & I really like the top in #9. Great choice for shoes too and the accessories look just right for the look :)

  • Sterling replied 4 years ago

    I particularly like the white ones.  They seem to flow and "move" better in the photographs.  Although I was skeptical that I could like culottes, I quite liked these on you.  The styling was fab as well.  

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    These outfits are inspiring me to get some culottes. I like the length and especially like the 1st outfit in white with black.

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    I love this silouette on you. My favorite is the black vc . I think the outfit is killer.

  • kellygirl replied 4 years ago

    Adore the white ones on you especially with the okalas. I think the black ones might need to be shortened a bit. I like how you styled them though. Great looks! 

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I think these are all nice outfits and your shoes and accessory choices are spot on.  I like the white ones better and I think it's because the black ones look a little too long to me.  I'm definitely not an expert on culottes and my eye is just starting to adjust to that silhouette.  Hopefully you get some more advice on length.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Okalas in the playground. You are SO FAB, Natalie. 

    You've nailed the culottes outfit in #5. Killer. 

    #1 is really good too. 

    #11 works in a fashion forward way, but I do find the top a little long. 

    Great to see you again. I miss you around here. 

  • shedev replied 4 years ago

    I like both pair.

  • replied 4 years ago

    The white ones are an example of the culotte expression perfected. They look so good that they look completely natural rather than statement or trendy.

    Your outfit in 9 is truly Hall of Fame for me, I absolutely love it.

  • Diana replied 4 years ago

    You wear culottes really well! My favorite is #1.

  • Eliza replied 4 years ago

    #1 stopped me in my tracks. Fun to see your sport this fresh silhouette.  You do it well. 

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    I adore #1. Perfection!! And I can't believe you wore those Okalas to the park. Rock on!! 

    I like the second outfit, too -- nice use of the shoes. 

  • deb replied 4 years ago

    Love those white culottes. You wear them well. I cannot believe how big the baby is getting.

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    #1 is my fave! Of course you have this all figured out!

  • abc replied 4 years ago

    Lovely to see you!  You're an inspirational MOTG, fab outfits, you embrace new trends and make them work for you.  Super.

  • Cerinda replied 4 years ago

    #1 just rocks!  You're making me rethink the whole culotte thing.

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Fabulous!  These looks appear to be designed to beat the heat, not hide the tummy, and I love em all.  I've been looking for culottes all summer --- how did you find the fit of the Camutos?

    You have done a beautiful job of showcasing your jewelry and your hair looks great --- these details take effort, particularly as a working mom!

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    Superb silhouette for you! Are those the same white culottes in the first and later pics?

  • Aquamarine replied 4 years ago

    Wow, I didn't think I'd embrace culottes but you might have changed my mind. So fab.

  • Thistle replied 4 years ago

    Your playground style rocks me!  Wow, okalas and white culottes!

    So fab, both pair, but I am pretty partial to the white ones. So fresh.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Love # 5 'cause I love that moody top with the black.

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