|J.Crew top (here)/Old Navy pants (here)/belt (target)/Nine West shoes (old)/Olivia Gryson purse (old)(love this one)/Kate Spade sunnies (here)|
Peplum is still in the game folks...even for 2014 (and beyond??) This is great news for us because besides being very flattering, it's a really easy way to spice up an otherwise boring outfit. Take for example the one I'm wearing - skinny jeans and a plain black cotton top - throw in a small peplum and define it with a skinny leopard belt and suddenly you've got a legit outfit. If you're new to the trend stick to fitted pieces, like skinny jeans or a pencil skirt, on the bottom to balance out the peplum. Give it a try...or many tries because not all peplums are created equal. I've had great success with the ones at J. Crew but there are plenty of others that work too. All the fitting room time will be worth it when you find the right one. I promise.
ps. I'm linked up with Style Elixir and Two thirty-five designs