STYLE ADVICE: Do’s and Don’ts of Off-the-Shoulder

STYLE ADVICE: Do’s and Don’ts of Off-the-Shoulder

The off-the-shoulder top has become increasing popular in the most recent seasons, making its first major appearance for spring and summer of 2016. This trend can be very simple and easily pulled off, but there are times when it is better to just leave it on the hanger.

Off-the-shoulder tops are very chic and can dress up almost any outfit. They are great for any body type because they are loose fitting and won’t cling to those sensitive areas. While this is a good aspect to any clothing item, it also makes it necessary that you do not wear other loose fitting items with an off-the-shoulder top. It is a big no, no to wear two items that give you zero shape, at least in my opinion. While there are a few instances when you could pair a top like this with a skirt, it is in your best interest to just stick to pants when wearing an off the shoulder top. Off-the-shoulder tops are the statement piece of any outfit, so it is important to keep everything else simple. They tend to come in floral patterns, strips, and solids. It is your best bet to pair these tops with simple bottoms, such as skinny jeans or solid shorts.

This white and floral patterned, off-the-shoulder top that this Fashionista chose is adorable. She follows all my rules by keeping everything else in her outfit simple by wearing cuffed, denim shorts. She added a little edge by pairing it with some tan, lace-up, high heel booties. While she did not accessorize, her hair is an accessory in itself. Her beach waves with the two braids gives her the half-up look and go perfect with this outfit. This Fashionista could wear this out to lunch or to happy hour. This look is great for so many different occasions thanks to the off-the-shoulder top’s versatility.

Next time you want to wear your favorite off-the-shoulder top, remember my few do’s and don’ts, but never forget that you are own your stylist and there is no better way to express yourself than through what you wear!

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