Are peplum tops in or out?

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Before my trip to Egypt, I was making a wardrobe raid to figure out what to pack. I came across this beautiful black peplum top with gold sequins on the sleeves.

peplum top

I was not sure if I wanted to wear the top on this trip, because I didn’t know if people were still wearing peplum tops. A split second later, I wondered why I was even thinking about that!! After all, what we wear does not have to be dictated by the reigning trends. Trends tend to be terribly tricky….see the alliteration there? ๐Ÿ˜› I actually wanted to say fickle, but it wouldn’t fit in with the alliteration. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Anyway, trends tend to be terribly trificky (you will henceforth read this as fickle) and we don’t really need to lose our heads about what might or might not be last season. If you feel like an outfit is beautiful, just go out and wear it. A few more people will take their cues from you.

Phew, that said, I paired this top with white fitted pants that had all-over gold dusting. I accessorized with gold earrings, a gold bracelet and stayed in theme with gold ballerina flats.

peplum top

As you can see, I am wearing a blue and gold shawl to layer up against the cold. I purchased this in Egypt, outside Kom Ombo temple at a little road-side stall. Being unprepared for the cold weather (courtesy the visa mix-up), I ended up using this shawl through the entire trip and even received a lot of compliments for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you want one yourself, don’t worry, you don’t have to go all the way to Egypt. You can get similar ones in Bangalore. They are really versatile and I love that you can take them off super easily and stash them away, unlike heavy jackets or sweaters. OK, enough about the shawl.

I lined my upper and lower eyelids with Kohl and decided to wear a red lipstick because I thought it would go well with the black and white theme.

peplum top
Up in the sky – Hot air balloon ride, Luxor

Top: Friend’s online store

Pant: Globus

Earring and bracelet: Annabelle, from Pantaloons

Shoes: Ginger, from Lifestyle

Watch: Calvin Klein

So, take your peplum tops, ladies, and give it another whirl. These beauties definitely deserve some time in the light!

PS: Peplum tops can make many top heavy women look more shapely. To get the full benefit, wear it with a pencil skirt, preferably knee length or slightly longer and watch the admiring glances that come your way. Not that you need those glances to tell you your awesome, but they don’t hurt, ya? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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