2 Ways To Style The Off-The-Shoulder Trend

Apr 24, 2016

Written By: Lillian Albright

If you’re like me, the upcoming warmer months are the perfect time to reach into the depths of your closet and pull out those beautiful, dearly-missed summer whites! Although these whites can be styled so many ways, my personal favorite is an off-the-shoulder look. It’s beautiful, stylish, simple, and sleek. This trend in itself is one that can take on many variations depending on the occasion, but I’m loving two looks: a boho, girly look and an edgier, street-chic look.

Free and Flowy

This gem of a dress encompasses two major key features I need when spending my summer days in the sun: comfort and style. Despite its overall, holistically simple appearance, the delicate lace detail adds a polishing touch to the dress. It absolutely radiates a feminine and girly, yet down-to-earth feel with the cinched waist and loose bottom. The best part, of course, is the off-the-shoulder aspect – this trend, huge during the 1990’s, is rolling back around and making a name for itself once again. It’s classic: an off-the-shoulder look can be dressed up or dressed down, and in this case, my strappy Steve Madden wedges and gold Michael Kors watch really complement the dress. This fancier look would be perfect for an outdoor summer event, or could be dressed down with flat sandals as a bathing suit cover up for a day at the beach. The dress truly is a universal item and my must-have for this summer!

90’s Chic

I have realized that the 90’s denim skirt is trending once again, and let’s face it: I’m obsessed. However, it would not be complete without the perfect top, and this ASOS off-the-shoulder top perfects the look with an edgy, ready-to-hit-the-streets-of-Manhattan city vibe. It’s sleek, retro, and would complement anything high-waisted (another fabulous trend of the past few years). This look (that I paired with my favorite white Converse) would be foolproof for anything ranging from a daytime date (I’m thinking long walks along the beach) to a full day of shopping. It’s comfortable, simple, and classic: three trends that never go out of style. If you are looking for something that is beautiful, flattering, and cool enough for the summer, yet still manages to exude an “I woke up like this” charm, this top is for you!

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