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.
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.