Fall Essential: Striped Peplum

Fall has officially arrived on the calendar.  The rain is back this week in Seattle, and the wind has such a chill to it!  Last week, however, we had sunshine and temps in the mid 70's, which is still shorts weather in my book.  I purchased this black and white striped peplum top during Banana Republic's Labor Day weekend sale, and it is such a great fall basic.  I love that this top combines two of my favorite trends: stripes and peplum.  For this outfit, I kept it simple and casual by pairing striped peplum with red shorts and flats to run errands.  I can also just as easily see dressing up this top with a pencil skirt, blazer, and pumps for work.  It's so versatile!

Top: "Striped Ponte Short-Sleeve Peplum Top" in black (available in petite and regular!), $39.50 (on sale!) at Banana Republic here
Shorts: Banana Republic (no longer available online), similar "High-Waisted Shorts w/Skinny Belt" in tomato, $19.80 at Forever 21 here
Flats: Tory Burch "Reva' in lobster (via Nordstrom, no longer available), similar Reva in flame red tumbled leather, $235 at Tory Burch here
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs "Henry" in gold, $250 at Piperlime here

Lucky for me, striped peplum tops are still on-trend and easy to transition to fall.  I would consider this piece a fall essential!  Check out my current save and splurge picks for striped peplum tops below:

Left: Save on the Haute Society "Stripe Peplum Top" in white/black stripe, $30 at Nordstrom here
Middle: Save on the "Bonbon Vivant Top" in black/tan (I love the chevron pattern!), $39.99 at Modcloth here
Right: Save on the "Striped Short Sleeve Peplum Sweater" in blue (also available in white), $49.90 at Express here

Left: Splurge on the "Stripe Tweed Peplum Top" in black white (the tweed + leather combo is amazing!), $375 at Rebecca Taylor here
Middle: Splurge on the 3.1 Phillip Lim "Striped Peplum Top" in multi, $375 at Shopbop here
Right: Splurge on the Autumn Cashmere "Striped Zipper Back Peplum" in black/white (Intermix Exclusive!), $298 at Intermix here

Linking up with the lovely Lauren of Style Elixir for her Style Sessions Series!

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How would you style a striped peplum top for fall?  Thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic week!


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