Class to Night Out: Culotte Shorts

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Shorts: 1, 2, 3

Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a fun challenge. Class to Night Out focuses on one piece per week, and aims to help you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.

Remember how awesome skorts were, back in the day? These skirt/shorts hybrids made playground activities a breeze, especially if you were a girly-girl like me and absolutely refused to wear pants. (What? They were uncomfortable. I came around by fourth grade - I swear.) I was so '9os fabulous that I even had an overall skort that made running around like a maniac all too easy.

Rejoice, fellow skort-lovers, because they're back! As culottes, that is. It's a much fancier name, but they're essentially the same thing (though today's culottes are much more stylish than the floral-embroidered denim skorts I used to own). Culottes look super sleek and a bit retro on everybody, so I thought I'd devote this week's post to showing you how to style a pair of culottes for both a day of classes and a night out.

Culotte Shorts: Class

How to style floral culotte shorts for day with graphic tee denim jacket tan messenger embellished sandals wrap bracelets and spike earrings


Shorts, Tee, Jacket, Bag, Sandals, Bracelets, Earrings

Grunge up these girly shorts with a bold graphic tee and distressed denim jacket. This modernizes the look and creates an edgy contrast that's super-chic, but still casual enough for class. Next, add neutral accessories like a tan messenger bag and matching embellished sandals for interest. Complete this ensemble with girly jewelry with an edge, like these gold spike drop earrings and colorful skull-adorned wrap bracelets.

Culotte Shorts: Night Out

How to style floral culotte shorts for night with lime semi sheer crop top black bandeau brown strappy sandals chestnut satchel geometric drop earrings and cobalt nails


Shorts, Top, Bandeau, Sandals, Bag, Earrings, Nail Polish

Create a sweet-yet-sultry nighttime outfit by pairing your shorts with a semi-sheer lime crop top. The high waist of the shorts keeps you from showing too much skin, but keeps things youthful and fun. Wear a black lace bandeau underneath to amp up the sex appeal. Mix neutrals with a pair of deep brown platform sandals and a matching cross-body bag, which gives the look an earthy vibe. For the finishing touch, add a pop of bright color by painting your nails a trendy cornflower blue.

Your thoughts?

Will you be rocking culottes this spring? How would you style them? Be sure to let me know what you think of the outfits in the comments – I love hearing your thoughts!