In case you were planning on staying off the culottes bandwagon in hopes this tricky trend would pass after one season… Nope. The cropped wide-leg pants have officially become a wardrobe staple, proving they have far more longevity than some of the other throwback trends we’ve seen in the last year. Personally, I’m a huge fan of the look — they’re comfy and yet polished enough for the office and super flattering despite their reputation otherwise. But I’m also loving them for nights out as well now. Like midi skirts, culottes were practically made to pair with crop tops. The balancing of proportions is perfect, offering a flirty sliver of skin and making your new office staple your new face party pants.