Fashionista Spotlight

Peplum tops are everywhere. If you have a Pinterest or Tumblr, you have probably had your fill of peplum pictures for the rest of the year. Despite its social media overkill, peplum’s are trendy and look flattering on pretty much everyone. I’m talking one style flatters all!
In the midst of the rapidly changing temperatures in Philadelphia these past two weeks, this week’s Fashionista still manages to pull off a sleeve-less peplum top accented with wintery mix. I was able to catch up with her right before she caved up in the library to finish up some work for finals.

Name: Kim Wright
Major: Fashion Industry Management
Year: Senior

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Kim Wright: Black leggings from Uniqlo, Peplum top from Topshop, Gold Tory Burch flats, J.Crew purse and BB Dakota jacket.

CF: Who do you look to for fashion inspiration?
KW: My fashion inspirations are definitely Olivia Palermo and Anna Dello Russo. I look to Olivia Palermo for her classic, chic, and sometimes a little edgy style. I would love love love to have her closet. Anna Dello Russo is another one of my inspirations for her peculiar outfits. She buys crazy expensive and crazy looking runway clothing! I am especially inspired by her because she wears whatever she feels like, even if it’s super bizarre.

CF: What item can you not live without?
KW: My ivory Free People Daisy lace dress. If I could wear one piece of clothing everyday for the rest of my life that would be it. It’s flirty and cute, which makes it perfect to wear for any occasion.

CF: What is your favorite fashion decade?
KW: Definitely the Sixties, by far. I love the shift dresses, the sunglasses, the floral prints (hence the daisy dress), the chunky earrings, and the wide leg pants.

CF: As a college student, how do you keep up your wardrobe without breaking the bank?
KW: I keep up my wardrobe by spending way too much money on clothing! My mom is always telling me I'm going to be the best dressed poor person.

CF: What's your staple item this fall?
KW: My fur circle scarf by Theory. You can literally throw it on with any outfit and you look chic. Plus it’s super warm!

How To: To recreate this look just simply find a statement peplum top. This Fashionista chose a neutral color that can be paired with anything but finding one that you love will be fairly easy. You can easily just type ‘peplum’  in the search box for online stores and have an overwhelming large selection to choose from. Next, find a great dark pair of leggings, make sure to double check that they aren’t see through! Pair your ensemble with metallic flats and a cross body bag. Lastly, find a fabulous coat that's as cute as it is warm!


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