The SKYE is the limit when choosing what pants to wear when you want to rock athleisure style.
Often, our go-to pants would be a pair of leggings or a pair of ripped jeans to go with our athleisure sneakers. But could culotte pants make the cut as the go-to pant to wear with athleisure shoes?
Much before Instagram fashion influencers, culotte pants were worn exclusively by French male aristocrats in the 1500s, and they became synonymous with the elite.
It wasn’t until the Victorian era that culotte pants were worn by women who were physically active riding horses or bikes; although these culotte pants were disguised as floor length skirts. May 1931 marked the first time a woman wore a noticeable divided culotte.
The early association of culotte pants with athletics makes these pants an obvious choice to wear with athleisure shoes.
How to wear culottes and sneakers:
Jean culottes and a striped t-shirt
Still use the classic jean and sneakers look, but make it more high-fashion with culotte-style pants, a bright top, and white Rbutus shoes from SKYE.
Photo: Marilyn's Closet
Black culottes with a jean jacket
Dress down a pair of black culottes with a simple t-shirt and a jean jacket. Then, you can top it off with a statement shoe like the burgundy Powll.
Be adventurous with your pant pairings—anything can be made into athleisure fashion. Even pants that were originally worn by wealthy French men.