Today's Everyday Fashion: Striped Peplum

I did a little experimenting with my new striped peplum top yesterday. I like doing this with new items, before it comes time to actually get dressed. I"m always running late and if I leave it to the last minute, I wind up hating what I'm wearing. This way, I've got a bunch of outfits in mind for this top - I know what bottoms work and what shoes are an option depending on how much walking I have to do!

My first try included navy sailor shorts, but the shorts are too big so they are going back (you can't tell at all from the picture, it's the back view, promise). Next up I went for white bottoms. I love it with both shorts and jeans, and red shoes are fun but I think I like neutral white and brown even better. Which version is your favorite? 

Top: Limited, $18 sold out online
Necklace: My Stella & Dot, $118
Navy shorts: Tailor & Stylist c/o, $22 borrowed
Jeans: Gap, $30 (similar, similar)
Shorts: Gap, $24 (similar, similar)
White heels: Banana Republic, $25 (similarsimilar, similar)
Red wedges: Express c/o. $30 (similar, similar)
Purse: Page 6 c/o (similar)
Rings: My Stella & Dot 12
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3, 4

Alfani  /  Forever 21  /   C. Wonder  /  Arden B
Vince Camuto  /   ModCloth  /  ModCloth  /  Eight Sixty
Nasty Gal  /  Forever 21  /  Arden B  /  Lord & Taylor