Back in the day "culottes" referred to knee breeches worn by European upper-class men during the Renaissance and early nineteenth century. Well we are finally bringing it back with added flare- these parachute looking capri pants take the whole "loose / baggy / pleated / mom-pant" thing to the next level. Despite what prejudice you may have with oversized pants, they can actually be quite flattering- full or front tuck your blouse or wear a crop to accentuate your waist. I love the contrast of extremely loose and tight. Rocking heels and a clutch will also be sure to keep you looking chic rather than falling into frump.
Here are various examples of culottes and that whole "loose / baggy / pleated / mom-pant" thing I mentioned, styled with monochrome tops and patterns. This works particularly well with oversized blazers, silk jackets, and a long wool coat come fall.