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In my previous role as a Personal Shopper, there was one thing that really stood out as a touchy area with my customers and that is patterned trousers.

Bold prints just seemed to be a no-go for so many until I could show them how to wear them in a way which suited their style. Patterned culottes are a step even further for many, unknown style territory which ends up being avoided. When M&Co got in touch with a style challenge with these floral print culottes, I decided to do a day to night look to show the options of wearing culottes.

I think the ultimate thing to remember with culottes, especially ones with a bold print, is to keep everything else understated; less is more. For the day look, I paired with a simple white loose tshirt which I tied up at the front, but which could also be worn tucked in. I feel more confident wearing a heel with culottes, but a comfy day heel is perfect like these Primark lace ups, but a pair of on-trend flatform sandals would also be ideal. A denim jacket to cover up in the unpredictable Scottish weather and my new Bershka chain bag are great for a casual shopping trip.

For night, a black vest and simple court shoes give the culottes a more going out feel, adding a bit more of a ‘me’ edge with a trusty black leather jacket and Vivienne Westwood bag. Collar necklaces are a major thing at the moment and give a further style to the outfit. I found the culottes really comfy to wear, I have other pairs which are more tailored but these are lightweight jersey which means no crushing and ultimate comfort which makes me think they would be great for travelling!

Will you be wearing culottes this summer? I’d love to hear your thoughts or how you would style them.

The Focus: Floral Print Culottes M&Co*
White TShirt Primark
Denim Jacket H&M
Shoes Primark (down to £6 instore just now!)
Chocker Necklace New Look

Leather Jacket Mango (similar)
Black Vest Primark
Chocker Necklace New Look
Shoes Next (similar)
*this post contains press samples, but all views are my own.
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