Culottes are one of THE biggest trends of the season at the minute, and I can't get enough. They're perfect for the current British weather, which switches from being hot and sunny as St Barths in the morning to windy and blustery like northern Scotland by the afternoon. What I love about them as that they can be dressed down, as I have in this post (add white sneakers for an even more casual vibe), or up with a smart top and heels. I have a great pair of grey culottes from Missguided, for example, which look amazing with scrappy heels. But they're also great for the daytime - and you can wear them all day as they're SO comfy!
My all-time favourite culottes are this pair from New Look. The stripes are so bold and I love the colour - they instantly brighten up any outfit! Paired this with a simple white top and my favourite lace up white ghillie pumps to keep it simple before adding the bold jacket on top! Usually I would be a bit nervous mixing patterns but I actually thought this worked really well. My advice is to stick to the same colour palette - as you can see, I've stuck to pale pink, black and white here - to keep the outfit coordinated. And bomber jackets are another huge trend right now and such a perfect cover-up this time of year, so I couldn't resist adding this one!
I have also just discovered Photoshop and was playing around with all the different features and effects, which is why some of the colours on the pictures look different! I downloaded it yesterday and have been constantly playing around and watching tutorials since. It's pretty hard for me to master as I've never used serious photo editing software before, but it definitely has the best variety of editing tools. From making objects disappear, to smoothing over hair and airbrushing, and various filters and effects which you can apply to different areas of the photo (e.g. in the one above I increased the brightness of the back wall quite a bit to make myself standout against it more), there's almost every effect under the sun you could think of. And with the seven day free trial I definitely recommend it!
Culottes: New Look
White crop: New Look
Lace up pumps: New Look, similar here.
Bomber jacket: M&S Limited Collection, similar here.
Bag: M&S Autograph (vintage).