Back In The Day They Used To Say Play That Song Get It Going And The Band Played…

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Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl
Pants: Chelsea28 at Nordstrom | Heels: Sam Edelman
Top: Chicwish (last seen here) | Clutch: Gigi New York
Shades: Karen Walker | Ring: Kendra Scott
Lipstick: Revlon “Crush”  | Cami: J.Crew

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was fall 2004 and I was heading into my Chapter at Chi Omega. We had to dress up, so I decided to rock these super cool cotton jersey gaucho pants I just picked up at Express the day before…with a crop top that showed my stomach. Yes, this is how we “dressed up” back in the day. All my sisters were like “Hey! Where’d you get those cool pants?!” and I happily answered about my awesome find at the mall. Not a week later, I swear all of Tallahassee, FL was wearing gaucho pants. It took all of 6 months before those pants became incredibly uncool, and I never wore them again. Fast forward 11 years, and culottes (the fancy new hip way to say gaucho) are all the rage. I was hesitant to revisit this trend from the past, but y’all, I caved and love them all over again! I think the trick is to pick a luxe material that’s lightweight with movement and pair it with a shorter, almost crop top to balance out the look. These feel more like a great midi skirt (which we know I love) rather than wide leg crops, and are totally dressy enough to wear to any dinner or work meeting nowadays.

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

Poor Little It Girl - How To Wear Culottes When You're Petite - @poorlilitgirl

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{Post Title: “Back In The Day” by Christina Aguilera}

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44 Comments

  1. Katie

    I love this look on you! I’m always afraid culottes will overwhelm petites, but with a cropped top and heel it looks great.

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      Hahaha! Oh man I def had the brown ones too…so bad! Just say no to cotton jersey pants! LOL xoxo Cathy

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      This is the only pair I’ve found that I liked…glad you like them too! xoxo Cathy

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      Oh I know right, SO GOOD! But let’s be honest, Dirrty is the best song from Xtina…ever! xoxo Cathy

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  2. Lindsay

    I was tearing up laughing when I read it because I wore gauchos to recruitment in 2006! I’m pretty sure that it was skit night but I remember I got so many compliments on them which now is horrifying but they were cool at the time (?!) well worked in my favor and got an amazing house, but gosh, GAUCHOS.
    You can pull these off so maybe I’ll give them a try too!

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    1. Poor Little It Girl

      Hahaha! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one whore wore gaucho pants in college…LOL! xoxo Cathy

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  3. Pauline S

    I’m really surprised about this look! I’d never seen such a great outfit with gaucho pants and let me just say you look amazing! I think the top really takes the pants to another level and it’s gorgeous! I am so glad I got to discover you <3

    Xo
    Pauline

    http://www.prettypetite.org

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