Peplum Tops Are the New Basic Tee

It may have seemed like a trend just a few short years ago, but it looks like peplum tops are here to stay. And that’s a good thing, because I’ve been loving them. I have a few dressy peplum style tops in the closet, but lately I’ve been finding peplum details on more casual tops. Now, I’m stocking up on them, and you should too. Read on for why peplum tops are the new basic tee.

For the better part of last year, I wore tee shirts and lots of athleisure outfits, because leggings and stretchy tops are the most comfortable items to put on while taking care of a baby or after working all week—which was also my life before baby. But, after a while these items start to make you feel frumpy. That’s why I’m loving that casual tops are re-emerging with these peplum details, because they really spruce up an otherwise simple outfit, and adds visual interest to a casual look. Yet, you’re still super comfortable.

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Here I’m wearing this Charming Charlie top, which is $25 , my favorite Paige black jeans and a chunky knit I found at TJ Maxx a few years ago.

 how to wear a peplum top

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Another reason peplum tops are the new basic tee is that they are flattering on every body. If you’re curvy, the peplum accentuates your curves, and if you have an athletic build, it helps create an hourglass figure. It also hides your belly, if you had a burger for lunch… I speak from experience.

how to wear a casual peplum top

Here are a few of my favorite peplum tops, all under $50. I’m loving this one from Free People, and it comes in several colors!



  • Reply Meredith February 24, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Ok can I just say…first, I love this look on you! Second, I must be a complete moron because I had NO CLUE that’s what those tops were called! AHHH!!! hahahaha

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM

      There is always some new name they try to get us to remember, don’t worry! Thanks so much for the sweet compliment ??

  • Reply Nicole Ziegler February 24, 2017 at 7:15 AM

    I love this outfit! I’m looking to get some more stylish items in my closet, I should try this!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 26, 2017 at 12:21 PM

      You totally should! I think peplum tops work on everyone!

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt February 23, 2017 at 11:53 PM

    What a cozy sweater, I love how you styled it

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 24, 2017 at 6:15 AM

      Thanks friend! It is so comfy ?

  • Reply Belle February 23, 2017 at 5:20 AM

    I love this look so much! I actually love anything peplum! You look great, momma!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 23, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      Thanks so much Belle ??

  • Reply Allie David February 22, 2017 at 3:14 PM

    I really like that sweater you paired with it – heart eyes!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      I had it forever and I am already worried I’ll never be able to replace it!

  • Reply vanessa February 22, 2017 at 1:59 PM

    Peplums are so flattering! Love this look on you.

    Vanessa |

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      Aren’t they?! Thank you ?

  • Reply Mary February 22, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    love the choices you picked! i love peplum too!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 7:07 PM

      Thanks Mary!!

  • Reply Tommie Bengs February 22, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Your adorable!! I have never been a fan of them but you make them look so cute!! I think I might have to give them go plus I love Free People!!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM

      Tommie you’re so sweet! Yes the Free People one comes in so many colors and is on sale, so it’s a win /win!

  • Reply Kari February 22, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Oh I just LOVE peplum tops and that one looks so gorgeous on you! Love that sweater too ❤️

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM

      They are so comfy, I’m debating on getting all the colors! Thanks Kari ?

  • Reply sofiya makhnovetskaya February 22, 2017 at 10:57 AM

    Do you think this style is suitable for older women?

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA February 22, 2017 at 11:10 AM

      Of course! Why shouldn’t older women be trendy and stylish?

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