Incorporating Trends, Take Two: Peplum

The peplum trend made its first appearance (or comeback from the 80s) earlier this year.  This is another trend that can easily be incorporated into your wardrobe, especially for work.  A peplum top can be worn with a pencil skirt or pants and it's easy to throw either a cardigan or blazer over top.  I quite enjoy the peplum silhouette as it hugs you right around the smallest part of your waist and then flows out nicely around the hips. This adds the appearance of curves and is perfect for those who have more of a boyish figure. Heck, it even flatters those with a more voluptuous frame (see Kim Kardashian).

The point of incorporating trends such as peplum and printed pants (see previous post) into your office wardrobe is to add a little bit of interest to an otherwise boring outfit. Sometimes you just have to take the plunge and go out of your 'cardigan and pencil skirt' comfort zone and wear something that stands out. Trust me, people will notice and you'll feel great!

(Photos By Yvonne Ho)

Peplum Top - Zara; Cardigan and Skirt - Jacob; Boots - Calvin Klein (Winners); Belt - Loft 82; Tights - Unknown;  Cuff - Unknown; Earrings - The Bay


  1. Love the peplum! Looks great with the cardigan and belt. ~Stephanie