Leather Peplum

ootd_leather_peplum1Peplums are one of those things that I either love or hate. I usually love them on other people or on the hanger but they often hit me at weird spots. When I saw this leather peplum top with its scalloped hem and cutouts I decided to take my chances. Luckily, it worked out and I ended up with a fun top for cooler weather. I really like peplums when they’re paired with either pencil skirts for a more streamlined look or fuller skirts that really play up the volume of the peplum. When I wore this top recently, I opted for the latter with a sweater underneath to keep me warm.

ootd_leather_peplum5I love all of the detailing on this top. The cutouts are so much fun and the scalloped trim is a great way to balance a tough leather top with feminine accents. This top was just asking to be worn with my new scalloped black flats. I love how the edges of the shoes reflect the hem of the top.

ootd_leather_peplumI love black and gray together and I really like pairing them with gold and berry accents like jewelry, lipstick, and nail polish. I’ve been playing around with different berry lipsticks but for berry nail polishes, I have one love: Essie’s Recessionista. It’s an older color and I’m going to be so sad when I eventually run out, it’s the perfect fall berry shade.

ootd_leather_peplum3I’ve also been trying to work this leopard belt into more outfits and I liked the way it fit with the peplum on this top.

ootd leather peplumI thought this was a fun outfit with so many different details: leather peplum top, cutout detailing, scalloped trim, cashmere sweater, leopard print, and accordion pleating. I liked all of the different neutrals next to the berry accents and I can’t wait to come up with more ways to wear this top!

leather peplum ootdLeather Peplum Top: Forever 21, similar here, here, and here // Cashmere Sweater: Barrow and Grove, similar here // Skirt: Forever 21, similar here and here // Scalloped Flats: LC Lauren Conrad // Sunglasses: Target // Belt: Banana Republic, similar here // Necklace: French Connection Leather Tube Necklace // Bracelets: Gorjana Leather Wrap Bracelet, similar here, Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle // Watch: Relic, similar here and here // Lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Jilted // Nail Polish: Essie Recessionista

Are you a fan of peplums?

-Molly

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