Peasant or poet tops made their claim to fame in the ’60s and ’70s during the whole hippie era but have resurfaced in the recent years, which Roberto Cavalli alludes to in his resort 2016 collection. These types of tops work wonderfully for summertime since they provide a aspect billowy keeping any Fashionista cool. While this style may not be for everyone, when pulled off right you can give off a relaxed bohemian vibe that is sure to turn heads.
This Fashionista demonstrates how to casually wear a peasant top while keeping it modern rather than going full hippie or Grecian. This particular top hangs just right off of both of her shoulders in a way that draws attention to her collarbone and frames her upper body in a very flattering way. Of course there are other types of peasant tops that can flatter other people such as ones that as this one from ASOS that is worn like a long-sleeved shirt rather than off-the-shoulders. She keeps the outfit casual by pairing it with a straight fit denim skirt with a rather cheeky slit making it a little more fun and a pair of canvas white shoes. Her accessories are kept simple as well by wearing a few rings worn on both hands paired with multiple tiny stud earrings. The outfit looks completely pulled together by the addition of her belt and purse in similar colors.
Overall, wearing a peasant top can be very attainable and chic. During summer it is easy to pair a top with a pair of sleek shorts or like this Fashionista a denim form-fitting skirt. During the colder months of the year it is easy to pair with dark skinny jeans or even tights if you choose to find a more tunic like peasant top.
What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: “I really like the idea of subtle femininity in clothing with a vintage twist, which coincidentally peasant tops provide.”