To be honest, I don’t know if plum and red are clashing so much as an unexpected colour pairing, but I was inspired to try it, and took the plunge. The outfit itself is sedate enough — if you can call culottes sedate — so the red gives it a jolt of … something. Something good, I hope. The whole look is the kind of ‘quirky’ I enjoy these days; subtle embellishments, architectural silhouette. I don’t know if ‘architectural’ is an actual fashion term, but I think everyone instinctively understands the shorthand. Minimalist, with interesting lines.
It appears that culottes are still going strong this season, thank goodness. My eyes have finally adjusted to the look, and now I find myself drawn to it more and more. Would it be tempting fate to buy another pair of culottes? Not gonna lie, I am tempted. I think I’d like a pair cropped lower on the ankle, made out of a softer material, and perhaps less high-waisted. I am not actively looking but … you know how it goes. If the right culotte finds me, I might just be unable to say no.