12 Undeniable Reasons Your Closet Needs a Pair of Culottes This Spring

The season's chicest pant is flowy, flattering and chic AF. 

I love culottes. Really. I love them so much I had to restrain myself from beginning this story with a haiku (Breezy like a skirt/ but better because they're pants/culottes are the best). I can't remember when my fixation on the flowy bottoms began, but for as long as I can remember (save for a brief but regrettable obsession with everything low-rise and skin tight) a pair of ankle-skimming billowy trousers has been on rotation in my wardrobe. (Remember gauchos?) And I can't get enough of them. Last week, I wore them to work, walked my dog in them and even crashed on my couch in a pair after attending a fancy cocktail party that ended in takeout and Vanderpump Rules. Name a piece of clothing with more latitude!

Cinched at the waist and cropped just above the ankle, the swingy pants are all at once polished and laid back. Whether cut from denim or linen or rayon, culottes are an apt choice for just about any occasion. From redeye flights to board meetings to dinner dates, you're certain to look effortlessly chic — and feel even more comfy — in a pair of culottes.

Convinced you need a pair yet? Read on for a sampling of spring's cutest coulottes. Be forewarned: Your obsession won't stop at just one pair. 

Ilana Kohn Boyd Pants


The Wide Leg Crop Pant


Pilcro Cropped Denim Pants


 

UO Safari Wide-Leg Cropped Pant


Jack by BB Dakota Selva Pant


Denim Culottes High Waist


Leith Paperbag Waist Culottes


Don't Ask Why Metallic Culotte


High-Waist Grid Culottes


ASOS Design Mix & Match Culotte with Tie Waist


Vince Overlay Culottes


Patent Leather Culottes


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