From street style stars to A-listers, everyone seems to have jumped aboard the culottes train, making them an “It” silhouette for all seasons. Still, something about voluminous short pants—also known as gauchos—doesn’t exactly scream wearable and flattering to a lot of women.
If you’re still not sold, think about treating culottes as you would a swingy midi skirt, pairing them with everything from a cropped leather moto jacket and heels, to an oversized sweater and booties. And—until spring arrives—keep in mind that they look just as good with a pair of tights underneath as they do bare-legged.
Here, we’ve gathered 21 killer outfits featuring culottes that might make you rethink your stance on the pants. Click through the slideshow about to check ’em out!