The houndstooth culottes were my chosen piece. Worn right*, they're a nice refreshing and elegant throwback pant - and so damn corporately badass!
Due to their heavily retro nature, I thought I'd pair them with a nude pussybow blouse and matching Lennon-esque sunnies and get all American Hustley.
For the second look, I took my cues from the likes of Gwen Stefani and went for monochromatic hip hop (I just neglected to don the midriff because, well, I'm not Gwen Stefani).
*NB: Culottes should only ever be worn with a heel, unless you plan on offending everybody's eyes.