How to Wear | Sleeveless Peplum Top + Floral Pencil Skirt

Today's How to Wear look was inspired by an Alexander McQueen sleeveless peplum top that served up some serious style all via a little extra fabric in the back. I'm obsessed with it, so naturally, I (easily) found a way to incorporate it into a look, and this time, all it took was a classic pencil skirt, with a not-so-class floral print from Raoul (another designer I'm loving at the moment). See what I mean:

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With all of the 'oomph' coming from the top and skirt, I kept the accessories clean and classic with the help of the ankle strap sandal from Zara that you will wear to death (guaranteed) and a Michael Kors satchel that stays in line with the whole sophisticated lady vibe. The jewelry is the icing on the cake, per the norm. Cue those vintage-inspired drop earrings from Alexis Bittar and a plexi bangle unlike anything else I've seen out there from Stella McCartney.

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Which body type is this look best suited for?

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The elongated peplum on this sleeveless top is amazing, yes, but the exaggerated silhouette means it's' not going to be for every body type. The Pears out there will want to opt out of the peplum and go for a button front, silk, sleeveless blouse to tuck into the skirt. As for the  Rectangles and Apples, the peplum will definitely help with proportions. You could always go with a shorter peplum top, there are tons of them right now from Topshop to French Connection.

Finally, the classic hourglass silhouette can totally pull this off, but if you're an uber-curvy hourglass, I'd suggest going with a shorter peplum top so you don't overemphasize your hips and have them steal the show.

Speaking of alternatives to complete the above look for your body type, see more in the way of tops, pants, jewelry, shoes, bags, and then some, all lined up and updated weekly in the StyleShaker Closet (click below):


Back at the ranch...

It's time for a little link love. Here are five picks I found this week that totally inspired me. It's time for some eye candy.

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Check out more in the way of inspiration on what to wear, how to wear it, and where to shop, by clicking below:

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Time to get back to where it all begins.