In a fashion world dominated by button-up shirts and t-shirts, it’s pretty easy to put together an outfit that’s particularly good for a casual look. But as I always believe that fashion is both beauty and fun, variety is always better. The peplum top is one of those things that you should only wear once or twice a month to avoid looking too similar every day. While the peplum looks so easy, the peplum isn’t as easy to style as a shirt, and that’s exactly why this blog post exists. I have compiled a list of peplum top outfit ideas that I think you may find helpful.
Black peplum top with cuffed jeans
This simple outfit really shows you the advantage of wearing a peplum top. You can see that the black peplum can visually move your waist up. Paired with jeans and cuffed heels, the outfit won’t make you look slimmer, but your legs will look longer and your body will appear in better proportion.
Black silk pom pom top with gray skinny jeans
For a semi-formal look, you can wear a black silk peplum and pair it with gray skinny jeans. Wear silver pointed heels to complete this classy power outfit. You can see that the peplum top can actually accentuate your curves. If you have a slim waist and are generally in good shape, it might be a good idea to wear them more often.
Slim fit sweater over white peplum
You can also wear the peplum discreetly. For example, you can wear a white peplum top under a cropped white slim-fit sweater. Wear cords and heels for the floor. The layering with the barely visible peplum in this outfit adds a bit of randomness and uniqueness to the outfit to make it more stylish.
Wear all white with sleeveless peplum tops and wide-leg pants
In another blog post I mentioned how to dress with a black outfit. You can do this with an all-white outfit. Simply wear a sleeveless peplum top with wide-leg pants and nude heeled sandals. You don’t always have to wear black or gray to get dressed. Sometimes it’s the cut and fabric with your outfit that makes you look like a manager or boss. Full Disclosure: I don’t really like it when people dress like a boss, but there are situations or companies where you just have to do it.
Black peplum tube top and skinny jeans
This is a really sexy outfit that really accentuates your curves. Wear a black peplum top with black skinny jeans and ballet flats. This outfit is easily the toughest on the list. You better get in shape to try this.
White peplum top with long sleeves and ripped jeans
This is a casual outfit that’s so minimalist and so easy to take off. Simply wear a long-sleeved peplum top with ripped skinny jeans and heeled sandals. The reason why it’s pretty easy to wear is that the long sleeves can make you look more balanced. The outfit can be a bit boring, so combine it with a long necklace and a chic looking wallet.
Black leather sleeveless peplum
This outfit is very interesting and unique. I think it can be one of those surprise outfits that you can wear to a formal event. Sometimes you tend to wear the nicest dress you can get for a big formal event and think you can really stand out from the crowd. But very often you will find that others are doing the same and you can’t really stand out. Why not try a blue ocean strategy sometimes and have fun wearing a dark outfit with the sleeveless black leather peplum top and black pants? I have to admit that I will still recommend you to buy a nice dress 9 times out of 10, but try to surprise everyone and have fun with it every now and then.
Navy top with white skinny jeans
This outfit is just to show you that you can wear the peplum top really casually like wearing it to go grocery shopping. Just wear a navy blue top with white skinny jeans and sneakers.
Blue peplum top with tonal ballet flats
For a chic look, wear a royal blue peplum top with exactly the same color ballet flats. Cuffed jeans go perfectly with a top for a long time. For those of you who like similar color outfits, you might want to check out my blog post on wearing royal blue.
White lace peplum top with black skinny jeans
Here’s another really casual outfit with a feminine touch. Just wear a white lace sleeveless peplum with black skinny jeans and nude platform heels.
Gray peplum top with denim jacket and white shorts
Up to this point, I have introduced you to a few ways you can wear the peplum top yourself. Now you may have a question: how do you wear a peplum top with a jacket? My sure answer is a denim jacket. A bomber jacket would probably work in most cases as well. But any jacket or coat that hits your waist will generally not look good with the peplum on. Coming back to that particular outfit idea, just wear a gray peplum top with a denim jacket and white shorts for a nice and casual spring look.
Black peplum top with felt hat
Pair a black peplum top with a fedora for a unique and artistic look. It’s very interesting to see how well these two seemingly unrelated pieces fit together.
White sleeveless peplum top with short black pants
So there is a list of my favorite ways to wear peplum. I hope the list can help you come up with your own outfit ideas. For me, the tip on which jacket to wear with the peplum top is very useful. Next time you’re not sure what to wear with your peplum, try the denim jacket.