We write a lot here at Divine Caroline about easy ways to look stylish. If you're anything like us, picking out an outfit the night before is ideal, but often doesn't happen. Whether it's for work, class, or a day off, it's nice to have a few fashionable combos to fall back on. Our new favorite pairing has to be a peplum top and a statement necklace! A little frill does wonders for your silhouette and can make the plainest pair of skinny jeans look suddenly chic. Stock up on a few of these peplum tops and statement necklaces or find inspiration for new ways to combine pieces you already own. Then, go ahead and hit snooze one more time—you already know what you’ll be wearing today!
Leather & Spikes
Just because summer is on its way, doesn't mean you have to stow away all of your leather pieces for the season. A leather tank can easily be worn throughout the summer, too. Pair this vegan leather peplum tank with a spiked statement necklace. Indigo blue and bright gold look luxe together. Wear this combo to work with a printed pencil skirt or for a night out with a black mini skirt! Come fall, just add a jacket.
Indian Print & Box Chain
For a casual take on this pretty pairing, opt for a cotton peplum top with a trendy mixed print. The box chain necklace is adds an edgy touch to your look. These two are just begging to be worn to a fun concert or festival this summer.
Floral & Flirty
Black and white is timeless, but the floral print gives this classic pairing a flirty twist. A black graduated necklace adds a sophisticated feel, but you could also wear a bright red necklace for a bolder look. You don’t have to save it for an uber-glam occasion either, just dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans and cross-body bag for a stylish weekend look.
Classic Black & Intricate Sparkle
Maybe you're a peplum newbie, or maybe you went straight for the glitzy, frilly, and lacy peplums before acquiring the basics. Either way, this black peplum top with cap sleeves is a fool-proof investment. Add a serious dose of elegance to the classic piece with a handmade crystal statement necklace that will drop jaws. Did we mention it glows in the dark?
Sunny Silk & Pearls
Show off your sunny disposition—or fake one—with this canary yellow peplum top. The bright shade will cheer up basic work ensembles and casual weekend attire alike. Yellow and gold are a flawless match, but we took it further and paired this pretty top with a chunky pearl-and-gold twisted necklace. The result is ladylike and full of personality. Wear it with a full skirt if you’re feeling ultra-chic.
Tropical Pattern & Big Jewels
Sometimes I catch myself going sans jewelry (gasp!) when I'm wearing a busy pattern or colorful print, but I really should be reaching for solid gem or metal pieces. There are some pretty gorgeous printed peplum tops out there, and we wouldn't want you missing a perfectly good opportunity to accessorize! With this tropical floral print, a graduated statement necklace adds to the luxe appeal of the look and the dark red color pulls a similar shade from the top. A solid yellow gold statement necklace would work just as well, too!
Pink & Bright
On the other hand, when you have a bright, solid peplum top, don't be afraid to add on bold color. With a slightly higher neck, this top almost creates an empty display space that’s just waiting for a statement necklace. What do you wear with pink? The answer to that is more pink.
Tweed & Gold
When I saw the first few tweed trend stories trickle in, I'll admit I was skeptical. But unlike flatforms and overalls, tweed quickly grew on me. It's not stuffy and boring like I'd originally suspected; rather, it’s sophisticated and opulent. If you want this white tweed peplum top to reach its full potential, pair it with this vintage-y gold statement necklace.
Gold Brocade & Coral
For your next formal occasion—date night, bridal shower, or just-felt-like-dressing-up day (those are the best)—give your LBD a well-deserved break and reach instead for this gold brocade peplum top. With skinny black pants or a sleek skirt and pumps, it’s just as formal and almost as versatile. Make it a little more seasonal with a coral necklace and matching lipstick or nail polish.