No buts about it, you’re going to need a pair of culottes this spring. All things 70s are back, including the swingy, not-quite pants, not-quite shorts. Contemporary interpretations are full-volumed, sharp and colorblocked, often worn high to define the natural waist. Combining the fluid impression of an A-line skirt with the crispness of a pair of tailored trousers, culottes are certain to cut a chic silhouette. Sartorial celebs are already embracing the trendy pants, and we’ve already spotted them on style-setters like Victoria Beckham, Olivia Palermo, Emma Watson and Rihanna. Culottes were also a major player on the Fall 2015 runways like Tibi, Derek Lam and Carolina Herrera — proving that this is a trend with staying power, and a pair of culottes will be well worth your investment. If you still need convincing, though, check out these 12 pieces of proof that you should add culottes to your wardrobe ASAP.