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    HOW to STYLE...a PAIR of QUIRKY BROCADE CULOTTES

    Culottes are a hotly contested garment, having always sparked controversy throughout history. However, they have made a recent comeback, with their versatility meaning that the arguments surrounding them have been somewhat quelled, with versions available to suit every taste. By combining culottes with brocade, a richly decorative material, we have created a garment that is both opulent and graceful. With such a statement piece, it is important to know how to style this item of clothing…

    TANGERINE DREAM

    One shoulder tops are incredibly versatile, with the ability to elevate an outfit for an evening out, postwork engagement, casual brunch or even to the office! Selecting this style of top to wear with culottes not only ensures sound financial investment due to malleability, but also gives the opportunity to show off an elegant silhouette. The style sits between the boundary of modesty and sultry to create a look that will make heads turn, for all the right reason. With an air of professionalism, we can be empowered through celebrating our assets. The orange colour complements the bold patterning of the culottes, while stilettos should be worn to elongate the leg.
    To get the look: 
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Tyler Ellis, Earrings: Regina Pyo, Necklace: Cartier, Shoes: Victoria Beckham, Top: Michelle Mason


    SULTRY SPRING GODDESS

    When styling a statement piece – such as these brocade culottes – it is important to pick a prevalent colour and work alternative variations of the shade into the other elements. This way, your outfit is guaranteed to be coordinated and stylish. Opting for lighter purple garments, for example, creates a spring-season outfit, with the pop of yellow packing a zesty punch of personal style. These colours, infused with the light-hearted and hopeful essence of spring, are a natural way to enhance the individuality of the culottes.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Wandler, Earrings: Irene, Shows: Gianvito Rossi, Top: Elena Makri


    A TOUCH OF REFINEMENT 

    Mixing patterns is something that fills some individuals with terror, forcing many people to style themselves in an unnecessarily muted way. However, if Louis Vuitton taught us anything, it’s that mixing patterns is the way forward. As Louis Vuitton’s creative director expertly summarised, mixing patterns demonstrates ‘willpower’ and ‘confidence in choices’, whilst also reflecting the ‘eclecticism of the female identity’. Why not channel this exuberant embodiment of female empowerment by pairing our brocade culottes with a clashing patterned jacket? Intentional clashing is a way of marking yourself out to the world as someone emboldened with confidence and personality. Finish the look with muted accessories to ensure the pattern mixing remains elegant and sophisticated.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’ Bag: Frenzlauer, Earrings: By Pariah, Necklace: Nordstrom, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Top: H&M, Blazer: Balmain


    FOR THE BOLD

    Military trends are often revamped and reinterpreted year on year; embrace this style by pairing our culottes with accessories containing military-esque accents. Khaki green is reminiscent of this trend, whilst the addition of a hat and sunglasses adds a sense of modernity, keeping you stylish, elegant, and feminine. Finish the look with some platform shoes to add a unique twist to this traditional theme.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Gucci, Cap: Moda Operandi, Watch: Rebecca Minkoff, Glaases: Ray Ban, Shoes: PP Fashion, Top: Off-White, Jacket: Boohoo


    A CHILL IN THE AIR
     
    Mixing prints has been explored before, but if you prefer patterns that blend rather than clash, a key tip is to ensure that prints exist within the same colour family in order to maintain style consistency and coherency. For a sophisticated look, pair our culottes with a simple white roll neck to provide the perfect canvas for this tweed jacket. The colour match is subtle but creates a stylish, interesting, and well-matched look. Finish the outfit with some white stilettos and silver jewellery for utmost elegance and sophistication.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Karl Lagerfeld, Earrings: Tiffany & Co, Necklace: Delicato, Shoes: Sergio Rossi, Top: Stefano Mortari, Jacket: Iro


    POMEGRANATE POP

    The likes of Marc Jacobs opt for dreamy, Renaissance-inspired takes; designers such as Richard Quinn, in contrast, add an edginess to statement sleeves with latex fabrics. Either way, statement sleeves are back…and perfect for the party and festive season! Embrace this well-loved style and opt to pair our culottes with a vibrant, extravagant top. The colours match perfectly, creating a put-together look that exudes confidence, elegance, and extravagance.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’ Bag: Jimmy Choo Earrings: Kate Spade Shoes: Attico Jacket: Delpozo Scarf: Radical Chic


    ROYAL GLAMOUR

    Juxtapose the flexibility and loose-fit of culottes with a highly structured blazer; the opposing fits – married perfectly together by the matching colour palettes – create a powerful look that’s ideal for a woman wanting to express her unapologetic confidence and daring personal style. Add black and gold accessories for a final touch of class and sophistication.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Saint Laurent, Earrings: MM LaFleur, Shoes: LK Bennett, Blazer: Balmain


    PREPPY CHIC 

    For those who enjoy a preppy look, elevate this style from casual to sophisticated by incorporating our unique brocade culottes. Pair with a crisp shirt to achieve the preppy look, and incorporate accessories in nautical hues to tie-in with the culotte’s pattern, creating a complementary, sophisticated look perfect for day or night, work or play.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: By Far, Earrings: J Crew, Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Shirt: Never Fully Dressed


    MOTHER OF PEARL 
     
    Why not pair our brocade culottes with a simple, black, collared tee? The simplicity of the shirt creates an elegant silhouette and allows the culottes to take centre stage. Drape a purple bag from your arm to complement the purple detailing of the culottes, with silver stilettos that elongate the leg and mirror the shirt collar for the finishing touch. This look can easily transition from daytime to evening, exemplifying the true versatility that statement pieces can possess.
    To get the look:
    Culottes: ‘Olga Anderson’, Bag: Giaquinto, Earrings: Gucci, Bracelet: Majorica, Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood, Top: Andrea Bogosian

    Culottes can be challenging to wear due to their unique fit but, when styled correctly, can also exude sophistication and elegance. Which outfit was your favourite?

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