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.
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