So you finally went ahead and bought yourself a pair of culottes. Now, how the heck do you style them? Turns out, the billowy cropped pants are actually a lot more accessible than you once thought.

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Pair Them With a Boxy Blazer

A look suitable for work or weekends.

Get the look: Eileen Fisher ($194), Forever 21 ($36)

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Or a Long Vest

Playing with proportion never looked so good.

Get the look: Zara ($30), Mango ($50)

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Wear Them With Heels

Adding a little height makes them look less like clown pants.

Get the look: Lauren Ralph Lauren ($115), Kate Spade ($298)

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Or Sport Them With Flats

This works best for the taller set, but it also helps to have a pair of culottes with a slightly higher rise.

Get the look: Everlane ($65), Loeffler Randall ($88)

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Treat Them Like Jeans

See? Casual.

Get the look: Topshop ($70), Webster ($110)

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Or Swap Them for Your Work Pants

A no brainer (especially during the summer months).

Get the look: Tibi ($350), Aritzia ($55)

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Pretend Like They’re a Midi Skirt

You guys, these are pants. Who knew?

Get the look: ASOS ($109), J.Crew ($78)

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Or Wear Them in Place of a Dress

Pair structured culottes with a matching crop top and you'll be party ready in no time.

Get the look: Keepsake the Label ($170), AYR ($75)

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Finally, Don’t Shy Away From Prints

Just keep the rest of your outfit fairly neutral.

Get the look: Ella Moss ($111), Madewell et Sézane ($128)

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