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They've come a long way since that voluminous pair you wore in grade school. To get the look right, choose a style that hits between the knee and the calf, wear a sleek top, and select shoes carefully: They should be as breezy as your culottes—check out the model's cork platforms or try a loafer or flatform sandal, and skip the pumps and stilettos