How To: Create a Peplum (and curves) from a Straight Shirt

Top: Zara (0ld), Belt: Target (similar), Skirt + Bracelet: J.Crew, J.Crew, Shoes: Cole Haan (similar)

As a woman with curves I am always looking for ways to accentuate them. I purchase this Zara shirt online a few months back and was disappointed by the utter boxiness and lack of shape it gave when on. I have worn it a few times tucked into high waisted pants or skirts, but on this particular day, wearing a skirt that was just slightly too fitted to tuck anything in to, I found an alternative by creating a slight peplum using a simple skinny belt.

As you can see from these pictures, without a synching belt the shirt completely eliminates my curves. I look boxy on top and much heavier than I am. By adding a contrasting skinny belt at the smallest part of my waist I emphasize my curves and draw the eye to the smallest section. The nipping in of this shirt also created some blousiness at the bottom, almost like a faux peplum. This was great in camouflaging any problem areas around the stomach, making me feel more comfortable when sitting down in this bodycon skirt.

How to you “alter” clothing items that give you no shape?

A Twist on Office Wear

Shirt: New York & Company (old), Skirt + Shoes: J.Crew, Bracelet: Ann Taylor (old)

This is an interesting take on office clothing. This shirt is typically one I reserve for casual weekends but on a recent work trip to Fargo, ND where I was required to pack for three weeks in a carry-on, I had to get creative. I paired it with my most conservative wool work skirt, layered a thick camisole underneath and kept the accessories minimal to counteract the casual feel of the top. In my desperation, i’m hoping it worked.

How have you gotten creative with work clothing?

Exploring in Sequins

Top: LOFT (old), Skirt: Francesca’s Boutique, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Necklace: Anthropologie (old)(similar)

I tend to get obsessed with certain clothing items. Case in point: this skirt, and these shoes. I love the flowyness of the skirt and the versatility of tops I can pair it with, and these shoes are just the most comfortable things ever.

This sequin top has been in my closet for nearly five years and I have worn it only a handful of times. The fit is a little baggy and I always felt that the sequins on the front made me look bigger. But when tucked into this fun skirt which beautifully defines my waist, I couldn’t help but love it.

My boyfriend and I have been exploring our new home city of Charlotte and recently stumbled upon Independence Park in the heart of Elizabeth, NC. It had the most beautiful view of the Charlotte skyline and charming waterfalls in every nook and cranny.

A Neon Collar for Work

Shirt: Gap, Skirt: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Collar: Zara (similar)

Generally speaking my office is a pretty conservative place. I work for a technology company as a consultant and rarely get to play around with my workweek clothing. On this particular day I decided to pull out one of my new, favorite additions to my wardrobe to add some interest to an otherwise basic ensemble. This collar from Zara is so fun and bright, and is a great punch of color to any outfit.

The greatest part about this collar is the versatility. I even changed out of this pencil skirt into a shorter, black number, keeping the same top and accessory for a fun night out.

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