Cool-ottes & Crop Top

Wanted to be a little more dressy yet wanted to avoid the warmth of slacks. Enter some $1 culottes. With the linen tank under the thin crop top, this was fairly easy-breezy and comfortable. 

As I said in my other thread, it was a really draining day, but it's better to have a draining day in a put-together outfit. 

Some may prefer culottes that are baggier in the hip and seat, and I did pick up a pair of denim ones, but I am not reaching for them. DH says those loose ones remind him of frumpy people in ill-fitting crop pants. Probably would be better in a dressy fabric if I want to go super loose. 

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  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Great outfit! I like how the hem of the cropped top echos your hair. Understand just what you mean about the fine line between culottes and frumpy crops.

  • Neel replied 9 years ago

    Love it!! Looks very similar to mine albeit a wee bit shorter. And fabrication definitely plays a huge role in deciding the frump factor. I am yet to see a beautifully crafted piece look frumpy on any wearer!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 9 years ago

    Great culottes outfit! A breezy and edgy look that I would like to copy, somehow.

  • Karie replied 9 years ago

    I love culottes - these look cool and perfect for a hot day.

  • Eliza replied 9 years ago

    Love this look and how the color-blocking of the sweater works.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Wow - great look Rae!  Love how you used the crop top here - a  look I would like to try.  Culottes look good here too - and I echo that quick step away from frumpy ill-fitting crops worn by so many.....:)

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    The crop top keeps it fresh, Rae!  And the knits keep it comfy.  This trend may be fringe, but its practical!

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 9 years ago

    Rae, you look amazing!   as always :)

  • viva replied 9 years ago

    I like these a lot -- and of course, I love that crop on you, Rae. So inspiring. Very cool.

  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    Looks good!

  • LACeleste replied 9 years ago

    Looking super cool Rae!

  • rachylou replied 9 years ago

    Tres chic :)

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    This looks great, fresh and cool. If I were young enough, I'd be trying to copy this myself.

  • Janet replied 9 years ago

    You always look cool, Rae! Love that necklace too.

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    Love it! I am filing this away to copy with my similar slim culottes once we get our normal cooler weather. You so rock those round-hem cropped tops, I'm pretty pumped to finally have a couple to play with this fall. I will definitely be looking back through your outfit posts with them ^^

  • pil replied 9 years ago

    These are not my mother's culottes! Or mine from back in the day for that matter :) What a great outfit on you, Rae, the styling of the crop top is perfection.

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