A CHANGE OF PACE

Have you observed that in just a short period of time, your style and the clothes in your wardrobe are little by little changing without you taking a blind bit of notice? If not, then how about a bit of looking back? Just a few months ago, your wardrobe was made up of checkered and denim button downs, polka dots, tribal prints, pastels, and oh, how about peplum tops and dresses? Those peplum clothes that you matched with heels or flats because of their evident feminine look; those peplum tops that you have only worn once because of the tricky idea of the pleated fabric attached at their waist – the idea is stunning but can be a little bit knotty because one bad move, it might end up looking unflattering on you, but not when you know the secret formulas and principles. So, are you ready to dig those peplum tops out of your clothes chest? Or should I say, are you ready to put a different twist to your peplum top?

Trice Nagusara

On Trice Nagusara: Top Shop Thrift Market | Belt SM Accessories | Skirt The SM Store | Bag Lacoste | iPhone Case from A Design PH | Sneaks Adidas

Trice Nagusara

Peplum tops are actually not as complicated as you think because if you just want to be plain vanilla and not to undergo over thinking, you can just pull off a pair of skinny jeans, right? However, since you want to look sophisticated, adding a spice to your ensemble is what you are aiming for. So, when it comes to peplum tops, or even to the other clothes you want to style, the secret is to think outside the box.

Trice Nagusara

But before anything else, let me first introduce you to the do’s and don’ts of wearing peplum tops: First, slim fit trousers, skinny jeans, bandage skirts and pencil skirts are the best friends of peplum tops. By pairing any of these to your peplum top, you are sure of not emphasizing your waist too much plus if you are petite, any of these can help you to flatter your body figure. Second, try mixing it with your above the knee flared skirt for more feminine and elegant look, and never forget to wear your classy necklace! And last but the most important thing, make sure to pick the right peplum top for you.

Trice Nagusara

On the other hand, there is one thing that you should keep in mind of not doing when pairing a peplum top: never wear an oversized belt; always go for the slim one – just try to imagine it and I am sure you will already know why.

Trice Nagusara

By following the do’s and don’ts I mentioned above, you can already have a stunning outfit, however, there is one thing that is missing and that is a perfect pair of shoes! If you are that type of girl who just settles on the common styling and never tries to experiment even just by adding a few changes, then now is the perfect time to change! Let us start with your peplum top. If you are heading out to a party or to your office, heels or flats are the flawless remedies for your problem, but if today is just your usual casual day, then how about setting aside the idea of wearing flats or sandals? Because this time, you have to make everything looks cozy, flexible, unique and chic.

Trice Nagusara

How? By just simply pairing your peplum top to your comfy sneakers! Yes, peplum tops look girly that only flats and heels are seem to be the only shoes that fit the bill, but you know what, sometimes, looks can be so deceiving! How will you know if you will not try, right?

Trice Nagusara

On the different note, for the bag, grab something that looks sporty to balance your style. Also, having a cute stuff matched to your top is also a great thing, so check out this cute case from A Design PH!

So let me ask you this again, are you now ready to put a different twist to your peplum top? What do you think of this ensemble?

Shot by Seph Cham