When my dad used to say “put your shoulders back,” I always rolled my eyes carelessly. I never realized how much your shoulders affect your appearance. When a girl has her shoulders pushed forward, she seems timid and shy, and when they are pushed back, she releases confidence.

Wear confidence and wear it proudly. Don’t be afraid to show some skin either; this top is modest and tasteful yet sexy at the same time. For some people, an outfit like this would be a step outside of their comfort zone, but that is what’s so great about it. The key to achieving great style is wearing things other people love but probably wouldn’t wear themselves. The beauty of this outfit is in the detail of the shirt; to make sure people don’t miss it, pull your hair back into a loose ponytail. Summer is a good time for white shirts and updos.

This top can be casual or dressed up, much like anything else. I love a top like this because it gives you options to wear it different ways and to different places. To dress it up, use a pleated short, and to grunge it down, go for a denim short. Much to your surprise, this outfit looks best with an open-toed sandal, specifically a brown based color. If you are going for a dressier look, pair it with wedges and add some jewelry.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Always wear something you’re comfortable in, but also challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone. Show some skin, wear different things and do it confidently.”