{Affordable Peplum Tops and Lace Shorts for Summer}

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info!

Happy Monday, friends! Sorry to have been completely MIA over the last 6-7 days. This past week I had the pleasure of styling a fun project for Spike TV and Carnival Cruises outside in Galveston on two different ships. Talk about being completely drained! 100 degree weather has officially hit Texas and I can’t say that I am in the least bit pleased about it. I’m just glad there was a nice breeze and was definitely more than happy it decided to rain on us a couple of times! Now, I’m back in Austin and ready to get some fun posts up for you guys! 🙂

Most of y’all know by now that if I love something I am going to stock up on as many colors as they have made of that product. This peplum top is one of them! I first scored the chambray version when it hit stores a few months ago and was hoping they would product more colors as I wear it multiple times a week. I’m beyond excited to tell y’all that they have made FOUR different colors of the same top! Guess who already stocked up on all of them?? This girl!

These beauties are only $39 and absolutely perfect for any summer occasion! I’ve listed the four options below in the scroller and added a few of my other favorite peplum tops that won’t break the bank. Everything is under $100 and all monochromatic so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching colors. They are the easiest to throw on and go.

I’m always such a huge fan of cutoff shorts but have been looking for a dressier pair recently that would meet all of my dressy short specifications. They have to be the perfect length; not too long but not too short either as that would totally defeat the purpose! I want a little detailing on them too so they come across dressier than a normal pair of cotton shorts.

 I saw this gorgeous, lace pair of shorts on the Chicwish website a couple months ago to see if they could potentially work as my dressy shorts option. Once they arrived I immediately knew I would be wearing these ALL the time. Normally with these peplum tops I will throw on a pair of cutoffs and flip flops and be good to go but there are times that I would actually like to dress these tops up and wear with heels or wedges.

The shorts are more on the high waisted side and also have a longer inseam for those who don’t want something too short. They do run a tad small so I would suggest ordered up. I normally wear a 0/2 in shorts/pants so I ordered a medium just to be safe and they fit my waist perfectly. I ended up having a tailor shorten the inseam for me since I have shorter legs and a longer torso. I needed it all to balance out correctly and absolutely love the length they are now. These do have pockets too!!

I added a few of my go-t0 dressier shorts options below in the scroller all from Chicwish! If y’all haven’t ordered from them before definitely give them a try. They are even having an additional 10% off with code JUL10.

I opted for a simpler bag for this monochromatic look as I didn’t want anything to clash with the stripes too much. This Henri Bendel bag has been one of my favorite bags this season. 1. It goes with anything, everything and any color you may be wearing and 2. the embossed snakeskin detailing are GORGEOUS! They have some absolutely gorgeous snakeskin embossed bags and accessories out this month that I’ve listed below! They are even having a MEGA sale right now so click HERE to shop!

Outfit Details:

Top – BP // Shorts – Chicwish

Shoes – Public Desire // Handbag – Henri Bendel

Earrings – BaubleBar // Sunglasses – Nordstrom

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares her go-to casual summer look for any occasion. Top from Nordstrom, Shorts from Chicwish, handbag from Henri Bendel. Click for more images and info! | how to wear a peplum | peplum top style tips | summer fashion tips | summer outfit ideas | summer style tips | what to wear for summer | warm weather fashion | fashion for summer | style tips for summer | outfit ideas for summer || Dressed to Kill

Photos by Annie Ray

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Nataly
    June 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Love this top and the way you styled it!!

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    Brittney Buccat
    June 20, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Oh my gosh, love the peplum and strip combo!


    Brittney
    Missxbo.com

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    Julia Comil
    June 20, 2017 at 1:42 am

    I love how you styled this peplum top for summer super stylish! Great selection too

  • Reply
    Pam Dorrell
    June 20, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I really love the top and the dressier shorts look great.

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    alisha
    June 20, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Omg what a gorgeous look on you!

    Alisha
    saffrononrose.com

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    Jack
    June 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    That top is gorgeous, too bad it’s not a little longer – it would have made an even better dress!

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    Hayley Dobson
    June 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I need some lace trip shorts in my life! I wanted some last year but they had sold out everywhere! I also love peplum tops too.

    X Hayley
    https://mydebeauvoirdiaries.com/

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    Chloe
    June 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    LOVE this outfit! Really rockin’ those leather shorts! And the top goes soooo well with your handbag! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/90s-combo-look/

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    Laura Leigh
    June 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    LOVE this combo! Especially that adorable top. Stripes + peplum, yes please!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    June 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I love this adorable peplum top! Chicwish has some of the cutest stuff right now!

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    Liz
    June 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Such a cute top!! I love it!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

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    Amanda
    June 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Those shorts are too cute and the way you styled this top is perfect. I’ve never been a a huge fan of peplum, but this top is making me reconsider 😛

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    Adriana
    June 21, 2017 at 3:25 am

    This outfit is perfect!!
    I’m obsessing over that peplum top girl!!

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

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    laura
    June 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I love how you styled this peplum top!
    Very chic and pretty.
    xx

    Laura
    http://www.initialsla.com

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    Jenna Colgrove
    June 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    options galore!! it’s so hard to pick just one!!

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    Jessica
    June 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    That peplum top is so cute! And I love how you paired it with those shorts!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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    maria
    June 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    wow i love the top you chose! gorgeous

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    Rach
    June 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    That peplum top is so cute!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay
    June 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Adore this top on you, so flattering!! I don’t blame ya for stocking up!! Gorgeous as always!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

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    Carolyna Bauer
    June 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Love pemplum tops! They are so stylish!! Need it in all colours!

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    SABRINA TAN
    June 21, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Love that tank and so glad its affordable!

    Sabrina | Gypsy TanSabrina | Gypsy Tan

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    Maggie
    June 22, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I have been wanting this top so bad! Now I have to have it! You look so chic!

    Maggie @ Polished Closets

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    Jenna
    June 22, 2017 at 1:37 am

    You killed this look, hun!

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    Primrose Bigwood
    June 22, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Love the colours and stripes in the top – so unique and suits you so well! x

    http://www.stylepetal.co.uk

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    Mei
    June 22, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I definitely need a pair of lace shorts 🙂
    Mei

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    Stephanie
    June 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve been eyeing that exact top and pair of shorts for a few weeks now. How funny! I love them together, and now I’m thinking I definitely need them both!

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    elise
    June 22, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    I LOVE peplum tops for summer!!! Thanks for sharing these great ones.

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    Shelby Back
    June 22, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    I love this top with these shorts girl! So cute!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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    Nina
    June 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I need to own this entire outfit! I love it! xx Nina

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    Lindsey
    June 23, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I’ve loved this top since I first saw you post it on Insta!

    Lindsey
    http://www.seamlesssea.com

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