Even freezing temps can’t deter Chicago’s most fashionable from keeping their cool in culottes — the silhouette of the season, thanks to designers like Michael Kors, Fendi and Proenza Schouler, who showed off the style in office-approved pleated trousers, crisp white options and wool cuts, respectively. Stay sleek with a slim flare jumpsuit or go bold with a dramatic wide-leg in black leather or a pop of color. Play into the season by pairing your go-to culottes with a cashmere cowl-neck sweater for an effortless holiday look. Ladies, it’s time to go wide.
Photos by Ramzi Dreessen