STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Off-The-Shoulder Obsession

STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Off-The-Shoulder Obsession

There’s something about summer that inspires innovative ways to beat the heat while staying stylish. Off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are having a huge moment right now because they’re the perfect mix of sexy and cute while keeping you cool. Tons of sites such as ELLE magazine and Lauren Conrad’s blog have been featuring this trend, and for good reason. It seems like the last few years ’90s grunge was all the rage, but this revived style is taking its inspiration from the simple and breezy silhouettes of that same time period.

Bare shoulders open up a million accessorizing opportunities from layered necklaces to statement pieces without looking too heavy. This particular top from H&M is amazing because the small details like the pretty lace and ruffled edges add a feminine twist to any outfit. It works perfectly with high waisted shorts that are bright or simple, like these or these, and sandals for a breezy daytime outfit. It even works for a laid back beach day with friends. For a more nighttime look the same shirt can easily be paired with high waisted skinny jeans nude heels and simple jewelry for a sweet look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I think just be yourself, which sounds like overrated advice but it’s true. You’re always the most comfortable when you’re not trying to be anyone but yourself and I think the same is true for picking your clothes. If you’re a really glam person then go all out on an outfit but if you’re confident in leggings and a flannel then do that. Oh! Also, Birks go with every outfit.”