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New OOTD - Styling Cropped Trousers

I don't know about you but I'm still sitting on the fence in regard to culottes but in a nod to the trend I've purchased these Zara straight cropped trousers as they don't seem too far outside of my comfort zone & remind me of my beloved cigarette trousers.

So for their first outing I'm keeping things pretty casual & teaming with a simple tee, double breasted cropped jacket & my beloved trainers.


My Midlife Fashion, Cropped Trousers, White Mango Leather Trainers, Zara, Double breasted jacket


Jacket - Zara
T-Shirt - Zara
Trousers - Zara
Trainers - Marks & Spencer


Styling Cropped Trousers, My Midlife Fashion, Mango Leather Trainers, Mango Buttoned Jacket, Military, Patch Pocket T Shirt, Zara Straight Cropped Trouser


Jacket - Mango £89.99
T-Shirt - Mango £17.99
Trousers - Zara £29.99
Trainers - Mango £49.99


So what do you think?  Are you a lover of the culotte or like me have you yet to pluck up the courage?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Happy Tuesday & a quick heads up that there's currently up to 50% off in the Baukjen mid season sale, click here to get shopping!

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  1. I'm typing this wearing the indigo wide leg crops from Zara. (I'm not completely sure whether they qualify as culottes as the terminology seems to differ between retailers! In my eye they are definitely cropped wide trousers, but it is a fine line I think ...) I'm really quite a conservative dresser, but am absolutely loving them styled with my heeled knee length boots underneath and a streamlined top half. Plus perhaps a big scarf and some nice jewellery. Feeling a little bit modern and perhaps slightly scandi! It is cold and very very wet here today and I do think that these types of trouser / culottes become somehow easier to wear when full-on autumn layering is called for!

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    1. Hi your outfit sounds lovely & I'm definitely with you on teaming this style of trouser with boots.....perhaps that's what I need to shop for some new length knee boots & culottes!! ;-)
      Jane xx

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  2. I love the trainers...and good old markies too!!

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    1. You can't go wrong with Marks can you & Insolia too means happy feet for me!
      Jane xx

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  3. I'm still on the fence with the culottes. As close as I'll venture is the ankle pant/cigarette pant. I just feel like the culotte cuts off my legs. Maybe it is just me. I don't even find them attractive on the "rich and famous." LOL Your outfit looks great on you Jane, as always. You have an amazing sense of style. :)

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    1. Thank you! :-)
      I think that's what I like about these Zara trousers they're very similar in style to my more fitted cigarette pants so it doesn't feel too far outside of my comfort zone but is a nod to the culottes trend & hopefully something that's less likely to go out of fashion.
      Jane xx

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  4. Hi Jane,
    These look cute on you, but I doubt I will be trying any wide leg cropped pants- culottes or this longer type. It may be all in my head, but they make me feel wide and frumpy. Skinny cropped pants are more my style.

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    1. Oh I know exactly what you mean Deborah. I actually sized down in these trousers to get more of a fitted look as like you my normal size made me look & feel more frumpy.
      You can't go wrong with the classic skinny cropped trouser can you?!
      Jane xx

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  5. Top of the crops Jane.....you look fab in these trews! xx

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  6. I love culottes but have gone for a pair that are more a cropped wide legged trouser quite smart. I don't like the ones that look like skirts and too flowy. I need these trouser in my life. But they don't do black. I have been searching and searching for this exact style but black. To no avail. You look fabulous. X

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    1. All good things come to those who wait Lorraine, hopefully with more & more AW15 stock hitting the shops you'll find your exact pair any day now! I've not been brave enough to try a full on pair of culottes that look like a skirt but never say never!
      Jane xx

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  7. Perfect styling. Love this, Jane. Lynne xx

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