Split Skirts: How to Wear the Clothing Item You Didn't Know You Owned

Did you know that culottes have been around since 1931? Did you also know that they used to be called "split skirts"? Crazy, I know, but it also makes a lot of sense. Think about it—culottes are shorter than pants but longer than shorts and are wider than your average trousers but are not a skirt, for obvious reasons. Essentially, when you're standing with your legs together, it appears as though you are wearing a skirt, but when you start walking, it becomes apparent you're just wearing really flowy pants. Hence, the term "split skirts" was born. While the term "split skirts" is one we aren't quite comfortable with yet, it's one we can definitely get on board with since chances are you probably already have a few pairs of them hanging in your closet—you've just been calling them culottes.

Although the pant style has been around for quite some time, figuring out exactly how to wear culottes or "split skirts" is something a lot of fashion girls struggle with, but not anymore. Per usual, when we are searching to find the answers to all our fashion dilemmas, we scour the feeds of our favorite fashion bloggers, and sure enough, they provide us with exactly what we were looking for. This time around, we needed to know exactly what to wear with culottes/split skirts in 2018, and what we found was better than what we'd hoped for.

Go on to find out how fashion girls are wearing their culottes and to shop their outfits in full.

Now you can tell all your friends that your favorite pants are split skirts and they'll think you're 10 times cooler… or just a major fashion nerd. Both are wins in our book.