Regular readers of my blog will know I absolutely love culottes - they've featured in many an outfit post and will continue to do so for a long time (in fact there's one coming up...) They're more practical - and slightly cooler - than a midi skirt, and they're equally suitable for the office as they are for a night out, making them really versatile. 

These Topshop culottes combine all that with one of my other favourite trends this season: suede. It's everywhere with the 70s trend but I've also seen it used in more minimal and tailored pieces, and is a refreshing change to leather (although I'm not sure my love for leather will ever die).