Since I had an overwhelming response from readers after this post requesting more layered looks for the office, I have decided to try & incorporate some work-appropriate outfits here on a regular basis. This is one of my new favorite ways to get more wear out of my sleeveless peplum tops during the colder months – just treat it like a vest & pair with a button-down blouse or turtleneck underneath (looks great with cropped trousers or skinny jeans too)!
Whitney James says
I love this look, especially your peplum top. So chic!
Emily Kolberg says
Very cute! I love all of your accessories.
The blue looks fabulous:)
Rachel Lynne says
Love the leather top layered over your blouse! Super cute!
So cute, I adore those booties!
Love the idea of layering under the peplum! Thanks for the suggestion!
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Mary Claire Cook says
gorgeous I love this layering idea, warm & stylish! I NEED a peplum top.
jenn~the stylish housewife says
great idea girl! i need to start layering my peplum tops! love the cobalt & black combo! i didn't know you go that leather peplum top! i just bought the tinley road shorts and am SUPER impressed with the quality.
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Fabulous tip for layering sleeveless peplum…thanks, girl! Love this office look, especially the color combo and the statement camel coat 🙂
Such a fabulous coat and necklace!
ZxM Style-Squared says
THE TOP AND THE NECKLACE MADE THE OUTFIT!
I saw a peplum top just like this other day and thought that it would look adorable on however had not considered wearing it like a vest! Awesome idea! Hopefully I can wait out until it goes on sale to add it to my wardrobe lol
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The Colorful Couturier says
I love layering button downs under peplum tops. Just love the way you have used color and print. Very inspiring.
Wonderful look!!! I love your coat! xo, Christina
Neris / Fashion Fractions says
looking gorgeous hun! i love all the layering going on!
Love what you did with the peplum top, great idea!
Caitlin Wilson says
I didn't realize you were wearing a skirt and a blouse—I thought you were wearing a dress underneath! I love it both ways.
Rhymes With Fashion says
LOVE that peplum, in fact, thanks for pointing out that it is on sale! Something about a leather peplum makes it just a smidgen rock n' roll, rather than all girly. And it looks great over the button down too!
Love the way you layered the peplum top and the blue/camel/leopard combination looks fabulous!
Christina, Esq. says
this is amazing, id wear this to work any day!
What a cool idea to layer a peplum top over your blouse! The colors are fabulous too!
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Yay Chelsea – I'm so glad you were able to use the discount & get some things you love! Happy to help 🙂
Very sophisticated look…I love it!
How much do you love that peplum top? I've been eyeing it for months now and am wondering if now's the time to take the plunge while it's on sale…decisions, decisions!
Star White says
Yay, I'm so excited to see more work outfit ideas. I'm having trouble stretching my wardrobe during these really cold months so I could use all the inspiration I can get!
Love how you mixed these blues together!
amanda tinsley says
I love the pop of leather, its office appropriate without looking plain. I struggle with that often. Are you in a conservative field? I find dressing for me and dressing for work, two totally separate affairs.
Alyssa Longobucco says
This is such a crisp, classic color palate. Gorgeous!
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Whitney Cosgrave says
i can't believe that coat is h&m – it's so chic!
Tiffany M* says
Absolutely adore this look!! Black and Blue is one of my favorite color combinations but with the camel jacket over top it's just simply perfection! Stunning!
Grace - Stripes and Sequins says
Love absolutely everything about this look.. so polished & chic.
Anna D Kart says
That coat looks very nice (wouldn't even think it's from H&M)… Lovely outfit
great look! I love how the coat!
Also loving the word "cerulean"…it always reminds me of Devil Wears Prada. =)
Terry S says
SOOOO glamorous, Kimberly. Swoon!
This is such a rich color combination! It looks lovely.
Sofia Donatelli says
Beautiful shades of blue the skirt and blouse have. You look lovely!
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Megan, TfDiaries.com says
peplum and leather – yesss Xo Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com
gorgeous pics! love your top!
Kelly Setzer says
I love this idea! I don't have a similar peplum top, but I'm thinking a handful of my sleeveless shirts might work as a vest. I like your resourcefulness. Thanks for sharing!
Anna Jażdziewska says
This is really cute
taylor casto says
LOVING this combo! that jacket and clutch are seriously to DIE for!! looking fabulous as always lady!
Amazing outfit! Great sense of style! I declare you the queen of layering :), I'm truly impressed!
Such a cute look! Love how you layered the peplum with your blouse! Great color combo!
Kayla Gilbert says
I LOVE layering things over dresses! This looks great.. NEED that peplum top!
The Sequined Spaniel says
I must have that peplum top! Thanks for showing a layering idea for cooler weather!
Loop Looks says
Oooh, I never thought of putting a turtleneck underneath! Great idea!!
Such a great look going on here
You know I can't see the word cerulean without thinking of The Devil Wears Prada!
Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris Style Blog says
Amazing coat dear!!
Such a gorgeous, classic coat! Also loving the leopard accessory, of course!
Allie Emme says
Cerulean…totally heard Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada.
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Claudia C. Gomez says
Omgosh I'm just in love with your blog!!
Alice Warren says
What a great idea! I have not given that a try yet!
Britt Whit says
love this color-combo! you look gorgeous!
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~Mom Wife Boss Life~ says
The coat is divine and the look is completely polished with a current edge!
Sofia Donatelli says
You hit it our the ball park with this look. What a great job with the layering.
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Great look! I always look for classic inspiration and this is totally it!
Berty Morales says
You look stunning! What a great look, and I love how you pair the leather peplum on top of that gorgeous dress. Great coat too!
I love that coat more and more each time you wear it. Such a classic…what a find. Beautiful as always! xx
Kerri Ogrodniczuk says
What a fantastic look, you really have that special something! Could you also create some casual looks; I have a hard time pulling pieces together once I change out of my work attire. It's a struggle for my to piece casual looks for at home and on the weekend without looking frumpy or sloppy!
Mia's Little Corner says
Wow, I love this look! The coat and the leather top are so beautiful!:)
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amazing! i had been eyeing that Tinley Road peplum for awhile, but I never thought about layering it before now! definitely a must purchase now that its on sale