Thursday, June 28, 2012

One Peplum Top 2 Ways

It took me a while to come around to this trend. To be honest I wasn't a fan of the peplum top until I got a chance to view Joy Cioci's Fall 2012 Collection (read here) that I thought "maybe this trend isn't so bad after all." Of course I had to search for a peplum top for myself, after trying it on it didn't seem so scary and the endless possibilities of outfits started pouring out. The simple rule for the peplum top is keep everything else straight. This is the best way to pull of this trend and to show off your curves. The two best looks are probably the simplest and clothing that many of us might have in our closets already: 1. a pencil skirt 2. high waist skinny jeans.

The Peplum Top: 2 Ways

1. The Pencil Skirt. Pencil skirts help elongate the legs and accentuate your curves in all the right ways. While the peplum gives you a little hip action, whether you have them or not. The peplum top and pencil skirt plays on portions-- makes your torso look shorter and your legs long. When doing a pencil skirt go for a sexy little stiletto for height.

How I pulled this look off:


Top: H&M
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: L.A.M.B (bought on RueLaLa)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (bought at Sample Sale last year)
Sunglasses: H&M
Ring: Forever21
Bracelets: H&M, Gifted

The reason why I love this look: This is the perfect summer look that can take you to the office and to after work cocktails. It's chic and sophisticated.

2. High Waist Skinny Jeans. Like pencil skirts these two give the look of long legs. Keeping a straight line is important-- if you go with a wider pants leg you'll end looking wider. Keeping to a straight line is key to looking long and lean. This spring is all about printed jeans so go for a fun print pants like the Topshop MOTO Geo Jamie Jeans (currently on sale $40). Of course to give you a lift and for a flirty summer look do a wedge heel.

How I pulled this look off:


Top: H&M
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger
Bag: c/o Remi & Emmy

Necklaces: H&M
Sunglasses: local Brooklyn Boutique


The reason why I love this look: Peplum tops can look to formal so this is a great mix of formal and casual. This look works for a casual date, brunch with friends, or even a casual office look.

Which look is your favorite? How would you wear the peplum top?

**all above photos taken by Brian Cavanaugh**


31 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this blouse on you... So flattering! xx

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  2. You are killing me with the peplum!!!

    P.S. OMG those jeans are so adorable!

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  3. Peplum tops are so cute and you wore it so well! :)

    xo,
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  4. This top looks great on you - i'm actually struggling to pick which look I prefer..! I love that h&m skirt, the print and colors are just incredible, but I really think the peplum top works so well with the skinny jeans.

    This top is super flattering, you look divine..! Adding this top to my list of must haves right now...

    FJM
    x

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  5. I love how you styled it!! And your shoes in the first outfit are so gorgeous!
    xo,
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  6. I've been exactly the same! I can't make my mind up about them! Think I need to just order a few styles from ASOS & try a few out! The first look is definitely my favourite, love that floral skirt & the bag is gorgeous, such a nice colour & the perfect small size too!

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  7. I reallly want to try the peplum trend but I haven't bought any pieces with it yet. when I do I'll make sure to keep your tip in mind! keeping everything else straight makes a lot of sense. you need balance! love the way you styled your peplum top! :)

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  8. 2nd look is my favorite!

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  9. lovely outfits! :)
    Interesting blog, I really enjoyed browsing it :)

    Oh it's Juno

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  10. Both look awesome on you!

    xx
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  11. Both ways are lovely. But I think I like the first one (just a little) better.

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  12. Such a great post! Love the both look so much :) xo akiko
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  13. You look great in both outfits, great inspiration and styling! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment!

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  14. You look gorgeous in both looks but I think the first is my favorite! Great top.

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  15. looking great!! thanks for the ideas!

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  16. mmm i love peplums!! amazing! xx

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  17. Thanks for sharing, I've been skeptical of peplum shapes too, as I haven't been sure how to wear them! But your post has given me some great ideas, so I might try it out! :)

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  18. wow love this thanks for sharing! i especially love the peplum look with the striped skirt as well as your first outfit.

    chic! i'm in NYC as well, would love to meet! x

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  19. Peplum tops are so cute, I love it with the jeans.

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  20. very cute! i agree this could be a great summer look for many different occasions:D

    -Jessica
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  21. So beautiful, both version are very nice but I think that I prefer the second : very elegant :)

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  22. Both ways looks amazing! Love it!
    xoxo

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  23. Wow you look gorgeous! I love wearing peplum with dark jeans or a fitted skirt

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  24. you look stunning lady! the skirt of the 2nd outfit is adorable!!!
    xx
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  25. stunning post! CHIC CHIC! u have a great style dear!

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  26. I love your pants!
    You have a great blog! i'm following you! ;)
    Yu*
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