Last spring and summer, street fashion enthusiasts were awed with the trending of culottes. They followed their favorite street style bloggers to document the many ways culottes could be worn.
But now that fall is here, the culottes were updated into gauchos. It makes sense; culottes are too drapey and may be challenging to layer for cold seasons.
Culottes vs Gauchos
Although culottes and gauchos are terms that are often used interchangeably, they´re not at all exactly the same thing. Culottes are women´s trousers that hang like a skirt but are actually pants. Gaucho pants are wide, calf-length pants with usually high waist cut that loosely tapers from the thigh until a few inches below the knee.
How to wear gaucho pants
In early fall or late spring, you can team the gaucho pants with a bright colored pullover, a pair of black, pointed-toe DÒrsay pumps, and a black fedora for a really effortless, stunning look.
If the temperature isn´t a problem in your area, you can swap the pullover with a lightweight button down shirt. Roll up the sleeves and tuck only the front hem of your shirt.
In winter, layer your gaucho pants with a collared shirt and ribcage sweater, complete with knee-high or mid-calf boots.
Choose the Right Length
Since gaucho pants are cropped, it´s important to know the right length for your height. If you´re on the petite side, chose the gauchos that hit just a little under your knee or a little above your ankle. Steer clear from gauchos that hit exactly on mid-calf as they are known to make you appear even shorter.