Anyone who knows me or my style knows that I’m a classic girl. Don’t get me wrong, I love trying new trends and experimenting, but some of my favorite pieces are the basics in my wardrobe. While my closet color palette is often muted, I keep things interesting by trying new silhouettes and trends. One of last year’s biggest trends (and expected to continue into this year) is off-the-shoulder necklines on tops, dresses and even swim suits. While at first, trying a new trend can seem intimidating, it can be exciting to try something new.
My best advice when trying new trends is to try it in a way that makes you feel comfortable. This may seem obvious, but try the trend in a way that compliments your style. So, if your favorite color combination is navy and pink and you want to try the off-the-shoulder trend, try wearing a pink off-the-shoulder blouse with your favorite navy bottoms. This way, the trend assimilates its way into your wardrobe without feeling out of place or too trendy.
That reasoning was my exact line of thinking when I tried on this Zara off-the-shoulder dress. I always gravitate towards black items, especially dresses, so it was no question that if I was going to wear an off-the-shoulder dress, it was going to be black. This dress easily fit into my wardrobe and made the trend seem less intimidating!
One of my favorite things about this look is how versatile it is. Even though it is trendy, I know I will get a lot of wear out of it since it’s a basic color that goes with so many items and accessories in my closet. While on my winter break tropical getaway, I paired this dress with my favorite black wedges, silver hoop earrings and my trusty Ray-Ban sunglasses. I wore my hair in a high bun to compliment the off-the-shoulder neckline of the dress.
So, in the new year, if you are looking to update your look and try something new, my advice to you is to wear the trend in a way that fits your style to make it less intimidating.