We’ve all seen adorable, wearable art walking the streets this summer. My favorite trend of the season, now that it is nearly over and transforming into fall, is the peplum trend. I love that peplum can be turned into casual and formal wear with several different types of clothing. High fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Cynthia Rowley and Giorgio Armani have been displaying this trend on spring/summer runways, among others. I was so excited to see one of the most feminine silhouettes cover the catwalks.
Peplum, to be defined, is referred to a piece of ruffled fabric attached to the waist. It can be considered the one detail that can add a fashionable touch to any outfit. I have friends who own floral peplum tops from Anthropologie, and I have even bought a peplum skirt from Forever 21 in the past! Since I was working at a boutique this summer, I learned how to style people to fit current trends. I really have a passion for that, and we had tons of clothing that had a peplum touch!
From this, I will do my best to give you all my style advice for this trend. For casual wear, I would do my best to wear a sleeveless peplum top with skinny jeans and a wedged heel or colorful pair of flats. I would wear a necklace with this look, but I wouldn’t go overboard with it. I like minimal jewelry with the peplum trend, almost similar to an Audrey Hepburn look. Peplum dresses can be a bit more complex, which can allow for skinny belts, edgy purses or clutches and stylish earrings. I would consider wearing a belt because of how well it will accentuate the hourglass shape that peplum can allow. A peplum skirt will always be one of my favorite items. With my black peplum skirt, I wear it with different patterned blouses and several bangles for a sophisticated look.
In the end, you can really take this trend and run with it. I love designers who are able to dress up peplum in a way that consumers are able to gain serious inspiration from. I have a good feeling that you all will be reading “runway to real way” pieces from me this year. If you have any suggestions or comments about this trend, feel free to let me know! Since we do belong to the third best fashion school in the United States, it’s easy to find fashionable peplum outfits around campus. I will also be sure to report those while writing for College Fashionista as a Style Guru this fall! Until next time, readers!
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