guest feature: the peplum with Anya Sarre

I am excited to share with you a fabulous guest post today. The lovely stylist Anya Sarre shared with me a great perspective on the peplum trend this fall and I am so on board with adding this look to the mix.

(even though this is a spring image I love it)

She shares with us some great ideas about how to work it in to your fall wardrobe, dress it up or down and make it fun. Anya is a fashion stylist extraordinaire and can be found anywhere from tv appearances to blogging at shoedazzle.com with other celebrity stylists. This is such a fun post for us here at canvasSTYLE and just what the mid week needs!  A little fresh perspective and great ideas.

Thank you Anya!


Flared and Fun: Peplum Jackets for Fall

Fashion is all about having fun and expressing your personal style and attitude. It gives everyone the opportunity to get creative, embrace their girly side, and look their best. Fall fashions are especially great, because the new looks are sophisticated and sleek while still being playful. Autumn designs help ease us into warmer clothes and give us a wonderful transition into the tailored look of the colder weather months.

One of the hottest looks for this fall is the ultra-feminine peplum silhouette. Peplum is a ruffle or lacy bit that accents the waist. We love it because this silhouette is so unique and looks classic and modern at the very same time! The great part about peplum is that the flattering cut helps create and define that ever sought after hourglass shape. The voluminous ruffles catch the eye and really five the outfit some fun and fashion forward flavor. An especially easy way to embrace this trend for autumn is to try a peplum adorned jacket or blazer.

Peplum jackets add a touch of sophistication and femininity to any ensemble. They are a great choice to wear at school or the office when the weather starts to get a bit chilly, and they offer a glamorous yet simple way dress up your look for a night out with the girls. Peplum jackets are so versatile; they can transition well from daytime to evening looks without any fuss.  

Because peplum is flared and flouncy, pair your jacket with more streamlined items of clothing. Think clean-cut trousers or streamlined skirts. Layer your peplum jacket over skinny jeans and a simple printed t-shirt for a polished, yet relaxed look. Complete the outfit with some bright low closed toe pump or other comfy shoes  for an extra splash of attitude!  

If you are looking for a more glamorous way to wear a peplum jacket during this fall, look for fabrics that scream luxury. Nobody can go wrong with a velvet or satin peplum blazer. Navy blues, maroons, rusty reds, and plums are especially good colors for a fall jacket and will really pop if layered over a deep charcoal pencil skirt or sheath dress.  Wear some layered necklaces and some sparkly chandelier earrings for even more glitz and glam. Add a pair of tights and some fabulous women's shoes like your favorite high-heeled bootie, and just like that, you are ready to rock it!




And of course a few images to inspire you























Thank you again Anya for a great guest post!
You can see more of Anya's fabulous fashion advice here


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