In a fashion world dominated by button-up shirts and tees, it’s pretty easy to put together an outfit that looks especially good for a casual look. But since 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 simple, the peplum isn’t as easy to style as a shirt, and that’s exactly why this blog post exists. I’ve put together a list of peplum top outfit ideas that I think may be helpful to you.
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 top can visually move your waist up. Paired with jeans and cuffed heels, the outfit won’t make you look slimmer, but it will make your legs look longer and your body appear in better proportion.
Black silk pompum top with gray skinny jeans
For a semi-formal look, you can wear a black silk peplum top and pair it with gray skinny jeans. Wear silver pointy heels to complete this classy power outfit. You can see the peplum top can actually accentuate your curves. Therefore, 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 short white slim fit sweater. Wear corduroy pants and heels for the floor. The layering with the barely visible peplum top in this outfit adds a little randomness and uniqueness to the outfit to make it more stylish.
Wear all white with sleeveless peplum tops and wide leg pants
I mentioned how to dress with a black outfit in another blog post. You can do that with a pure white outfit. Simply wear a sleeveless peplum top with wide leg pants and bare heeled sandals. You don’t always have to wear black or gray to dress. Sometimes it’s the cut and the fabric with your outfit that make 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 skinny top with black skinny jeans and ballet flats. This outfit is easily the toughest on the list. You’d better get in really good shape to try this.
White long-sleeved peplum top and ripped jeans
This is a casual outfit that is so minimalistic and so easy to take off. Just wear a long-sleeved peplum top with ripped skinny jeans and heeled sandals. The reason it’s pretty easy to wear is because the long sleeves can make you look more balanced. The outfit can be a bit boring, so pair it with a long necklace and a smart looking wallet.
Sleeveless peplum made of black leather
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 large formal event thinking that you can really stand out from the crowd. But very often you will find that others are doing the same and you cannot 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 get 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 meant to show you that you can really casually wear the peplum top, as if that’s what you wear for grocery shopping. Just wear a dark blue top with white skinny jeans and sneakers.
Blue peplum top with color-coordinated ballerinas
For a chic look, wear a royal blue peplum top with exactly the same color ballerina flats. Cuffed jeans would be perfect to go with the top for a long time. For those of you who like outfits with similar colors, you might want to check out my blog post on How to Wear Royal Blue.
White lace peplum top with black skinny jeans
Here’s another really casual outfit with a feminine twist. Just wear a white sleeveless lace peplum with black skinny jeans and bare platform heels.
Gray peplum top with denim jacket and white shorts
Up to this point, I have presented you with a few ways in which you can wear the peplum top yourself. Now you might have the question: how do you wear a peplum top with a jacket? My sure answer is a denim jacket. A bomber jacket would likely work in most cases too. But any jacket or coat that extends to your waist is not going to look great with the peplum top in general. 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
For a unique and artistic look, try pairing a black peplum top with a felt hat. It’s very interesting to see how well these two seemingly unrelated pieces go 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.