Kate Bosworth Proves That Culottes Are the New Skinny Jeans

She makes the case for embracing wide-leg denim

Kate Bosworth in the anti-skinny jeans (Photo: StarTraks Photos)

Kate Bosworth in the anti-skinny jeans (Photo: StarTraks Photos)

Skinny jean fatigue is a real thing. The style has been a go-to for ages, ok, actually just a few years, but slim denim no longer feels fresh. Blue flares, crops, and wide-leg styles have slowly been creeping onto the runway and into stores and as a result, legs everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief. Literally.

Making a strong case for wide-leg jeans is Kate Bosworth, who wore a pair of light wash trousers out and about in L.A. Technically, hers are cropped culottes, a style that should be a strong contender for fall closets everywhere.

There’s something about Ms. Bosworth’s outfit that is slightly off. But in a way, that’s exactly what makes it work. Her casual pants are smartened up by patent leather accessories, including a structured Christopher Kane purse and a pair of simple Mary Jane flats. A slicked back hairdo and a proper red lip added a polished finishing touch. The actress gave this comfy outfit a flattering line, by tucking in her Thakoon for DesigNation striped button down top. The patterned front pocket provides an added dimension to the nearly monochromatic look.

However, this isn’t the first time Ms. Bosworth has rocked these jeans. Earlier this year she paired them with a loud knit sweater and lace-up sandals, just going to prove that this is a surprisingly versatile cut.

Should one need further convincing that culottes are necessary for fall, let’s take a look at the many options available to scoop up right now.

Valentino Two-tone denim culottes, $990, Net-A-Porter.com (Photo: Net-a-porter.com)

Valentino Two-tone denim culottes, $990, Net-A-Porter.com (Photo: Net-A-Porter)

Citizens of Humanity Melanie Crop Retro, $238, Aritzia.com (Photo: Aritzia)

Citizens of Humanity Melanie Crop Retro, $238, Aritzia.com (Photo: Aritzia)

Mother The Maverick Cropped Wide Leg Jeans, $195, Shopbop.com (Photo: Shopbop)

Mother The Maverick Cropped Wide Leg Jeans, $195, Shopbop.com (Photo: Shopbop)

Marques'Almeida Capri Frayed-edge Flared Jeans, $320, MatchesFashion.com (Photo: Matches Fashion)

Marques’Almeida Capri Frayed-edge Flared Jeans, $320, MatchesFashion.com (Photo: Matches Fashion)

MiH Chambray Western Pant, $325, Mih-Jeans.com (Photo: MiH)

MiH Chambray Western Pant, $325, Mih-Jeans.com (Photo: MiH)

Kate Bosworth Proves That Culottes Are the New Skinny Jeans