January 9, 2013

I’ve professed my love for peplum before, but alas, I have not always been successful at finding pieces that work perfectly in my wardrobe. Every time I see a peplum top or dress, I am compelled to try it on…just in case! For some reason, I always seem to strike out.

Until recently. I was perusing the racks at my local T.J. Maxx when my eyes fell upon this two toned peplum sweater/jacket. It was love at first sight, and once I tried it on for size it had to come home to live in my closet (and for only $19.99 it was seriously affordable). T.J. Maxx, you come through for me once again.

A lot of the times, peplum gives off a really feminine flair, but in this case I think the jacket gives off some sophisticated style as well.

I decided to pair this peplum with jeans and patterned heels, but to make the look office appropriate I could definitely don a black pencil skirt or trousers. I could also see it being perfect on top of a simple black shift dress. I love that the cardigan/jacket can be worn in a number of ways!

Peplum cardigan: purchased at T.J. Maxx (similar options below) // Bootcut jeans: Banana Republic // Leopard print pumps: Ivanka Trump (similar here) // Envelope clutch: ASOS (similar here)

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And if you’d like to snag a similar look to my peplum cardigan, make sure you check out these pretty options! I particularly love the first selection from ASOS…there are six different colors to choose from!

1. Peplum frill jacket: ASOS // 2. Embellished peplum jacket: ASOS // 3. Hinge peplum jacket: Nordstrom // 4. Peplum cardigan with silk frill: ZARA // 5. Apt. 9 peplum cardigan: Kohl’s

Do you have a favorite peplum piece in your wardrobe, or are you still searching for the perfect fit?

 

10 Responses to “Two Tone Peplum”

  1. Rachel says:

    Oddly enough, most of my peplum pieces are black and white, too!

  2. THOSE are cute shoes, I absolutely love them. I have to get myself a pair!!

  3. The peplum looks great on you. That jacket can be dressed up or down. It’s fabulous!

  4. I love the entire look. The shoes and bag are hot! Grea find on the peplum too.

  5. alyson says:

    such an awesome top (nice score!) and LOVE it paired with the leopard heels.

  6. Carly says:

    I have a tough time finding peplum that works on me too…I am long torso’d so it is challenging..
    the black and white cardi pep is AWESOME and looks great o you..love the leopard heels!
    C

    • Katie says:

      I am right there with you on the long torso issue!!! Even though I’m short, I have a hard time finding shirts that are suitably long enough on me a lot of times! I don’t like it if I lift my arms and my stomach is exposed!

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