Here is my third fall formula, and the final one with culottes. I will be moving to the cropped kick flares for the next ones. This particular formula is based on combining culottes with (true) wrap tops for some good waist definition. The wrap tops can be knitted, woven (shirts) or cardigans, which can be layered over various underpinnings. I typically wear the wrap tops untucked but some of my inspiration photos (#1-#5) show them tucked into culottes so try that, too. I am very intrigued with the dark floral sleeveless wrap blouse layered over the turtleneck in #5, and would love to find a similar blouse to try that out.

I am very happy with the return of wrap tops as they are possibly my favorite types of tops ever. I have a nice selection that has stayed packed away for a while and I am very pleased to bring them back and wear them again. With the exception of the BR navy merino wrap cardigan which is new from this season, all the other tops here are pretty old, on the order of 10 or so years. Please feel free to comment if you think some of them look dated. All the old tops are fair game other then the two DVF ones, I don't think I will be ever getting rid of those. I like wrap tops paired with culottes best because of balancing volume that culottes have, but I plan to wear them with cropped kick flares, too.

As before, I have styled each pair of culottes with three different wrap tops. Some of these that are deeper cut do need a cami - I apologize for not wearing it in these photos as I was in a hurry to get them all done before the light was over, and the shirts need good ironing, too. The outfits are:

Dark denim sailor culottes with:
#6 - tucked-in white knitted top (inspired by #1)
#7- navy merino wrap BR cardigan
#8- tucked-in mint DVF silk jersey wrap top

Shorter medium blue denim culottes with:

#9 - black&white DVF silk jersey wrap top

#10 - eggplant wrap cotton shirt

#11 - white wrap wool cardigan

Pinstripe black denim super high rise culottes with:
#12 - short-sleeved pointelle black wrap cardigan layered over dark floral blouse with balloon sleeves
#13- white wrap cotton shirt
#14 - tucked-in black knitted wrap top with lace trim

Tweed culottes with:

#15 - black wrap cotton shirt

#16 - teal knitted wrap top

#17 - mauve-ish textured wrap cardigan layered over a similar-toned cami

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