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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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A writer, artist, and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary taught herself code and created Urbanette when she was a teenager. Currently, she spends most of her time in France, NYC, London and Switzerland, and travels extensively around the world. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC, still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. She’s always looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 56 Comments

  1. Patricia Montague

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

  2. Carrie Bleau

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

  3. Sherry Manust

    You make it look super easy #fashion

  4. Kelly Gonzales

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

  5. Evelyn Harris

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

  6. Kimberly Holder

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

  7. Eloisa Clay

    Bookmarked for future references!

  8. Katherine Donnelly

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

  9. Britni Baynes

    So impressive! You created a number of “personalities” in my mind (I’m imagining myself…)

  10. Osana Smith

    You’ve just given me MORE options…

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