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6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Don’t know what to wear? How to make your wardrobe ten times more hip without going shopping.


The Peplum Top

Did you try the peplum trend? This style of tops has taken a lot of heat from critics, but I actually love this super-versatile trend. You can make your own by re-purposing an older top.

6 Tips to Make Your Wardrobe Bigger

Peplum tops help create vavavoom curves

If it’s a large shirt, you can just cut it a little above the bellybutton, tailor the top part in so it’s tight, then sew the bottom part you cut off back on, adding pleats so it’s ruffled. If it’s not a long or baggy shirt, just buy some fabric for the bottom and have a tailor (it’s a simple job, so the one at your dry cleaners could do it) sew the fabric around the bottom (show him/her a photo).

I promise you can pair these tops with more than just slim-fit trousers. The peplum can make any girl look Jessica Rabbit-esque, but I understand that the proportions can be a bit daunting. Dare to pair it with a flared skirt. If you’re petite, make it a mini. If you’re a taller gal, opt for something that hits right above the knee, like a pencil skirt. Try an unlikely pairing like pleated shorts with decorative sandals. This streamlined look is ideal for posh ladies who lunch.

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Sarah enlightens us on a daily basis with the newest trends as (and often before) they transpire. She is the consummate globe trotter. Having traveled to over 70 countries, she earns her living writing, blogging and modeling while on the road. In her spare time she gets manicures, suntans on yachts in Greece, shops for even more shoes, and lives in the limelight. She loves photography, elephants, sailboats, bangles and ballet flats.

Reader Discussion: 61 Comments

  1. Cherry

    After having a college roomie who had zillions of outfits that she just dropped on a chair after wearing until the chair would fall over onto her bed, I’ve felt that a person needs great self-discipline to manage a large wardrobe…something I don’t think I have but wish I did.

  2. Abby Sire

    Am I the only one who wants a complete wardrobe of an anime/cartoon character? A closet full of identical clothes and the only time you will change what you wear is when it’s a special occasion. Just imagine same clothes different day for several years….

  3. Patricia Montague

    I don’t want my fashion sense to be labeled predictable 🙁

    • Carla Peters

      History repeats itself. Its the same with fashion styles. Everything is predictable Patricia.

  4. Carrie Bleau

    Awesome post! I wear way too many neutrals and I’ve been looking into switching things up a little.

  5. Sherry Manust

    You make it look super easy #fashion

  6. Kelly Gonzales

    Too many options make simple decisions more difficult. Thanks for these helpful tips.

  7. Evelyn Harris

    I’m terrible with mixing and matching so this article gave me great ideas!

  8. Kimberly Holder

    You just proved that fashion is all about taking an idea ang making it my own…

  9. Eloisa Clay

    Bookmarked for future references!

  10. Katherine Donnelly

    Well, I realized that I don’t NEED A LOT, I just need VARIETY!

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