Culottes were a 1970s favorite—and the split-skirt look is back this season for a spring fling. Whether you’re taking a risk with mixed patterns or going for straight-up vintage style, here are three suggestions for bringing the piece back into modern rotation.

Clover Canyon polyester chiffon culotte, $299, Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686,

LOOK 1: The Sassy Blazer
Elizabeth and James cotton and polyester jacket, $520, Garbarini
LAmade cotton and spandex tank, $28, Fancy Tiger Clothing, 55 Broadway, 303-282-6590,
Maria Sharapova for Cole Haan Arlington black leather pump with patent heel, $228, Scarpaletto, 1436 Larimer St., 303-321-5771,

LOOK 2: The Basic Button-Down
Fifteen-Twenty silk blouse, $195, Garbarini
Chie Mihara Crola cutout suede sling-back sandal, $378, Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-3361,

LOOK 3: The Denim Jacket
AG Jeans The Robyn cotton jean jacket, $198, Dragonfly, 3615 W. 32nd Ave., 303-433-6331
Velvet by Graham & Spencer cotton and spandex tank, $60; and Pedro Garcia Isley vachetta eyelet thong flat sandals, $395; both at A Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200,