Chances are, the last time you heard any hype about culottes you were eight years old and they were part of your Brownies uniform. Well, they're back (just not in that scary shade of brown, phew) and like you, they've grown up. Culottes circa 2014 are long shorts, tapering at the hips and getting wider towards your calf just like a midi skirt, and the bonus is they're just as versatile as your pleated midi. Wear them off-duty with slider sandals or for work with a chunky low heel. Instant wardrobe refresh, nailed.