When I think of culottes, I’m instantly taken back to 70’s and early 80’s style, and not exactly in a good way.  This cross between pants and shorts has always seemed a bit awkward to me… are they pants or are they shorts?  I’m happy to report that designers have answered that question, and they’re both!

These pants (let’s just go with that for now) are on trend and the perfect solution for hot summer days.  The wide leg gives an illusion of almost a skirt, with the comfort and versatility of a pant.  Pair them with strappy sandals to keep from looking too frumpy.