OUTFIT OF THE DAY
These culottes have been in my closet a little while. Originally from Charlotte Russe, I thrifted them 30 pounds heavier ago but I still love them for the 1920’s style wide leg, the linen fabric, and the grossgrain ribbon drawstring waist that allows me to still hold them up! It looks great with a long empire waist blouse, though if it were just a little longer I might be able to channel my inner Louise Brooks.
I don’t know if you have truly discovered linen for hot climates, but it is the classic fabric for a reason—it breathes. When a breeze comes by you feel it through the material, but otherwise it covers you for those highly air-conditioned indoor spaces.
I packed these for our Toronto trip figuring they would be great in either 80 degree highs or 60 degree lows. The day I wore this it ended up being 90 degrees out! There was no breeze to speak of. What are you playing at much-higher-latitude? I can get that weather at home! And we went into a couple stores and a cafe that did not have AC. To our little Florida minds this was incomprehensible, but it probably makes sense for Torontonians.