June 15, 2016 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Four Ways to Try the “Off the Shoulder” Trend

One of the hottest summer 2016 fashion trends is “off the shoulder”.  If you think this trend isn’t for you, check out these four easy ways to pair it up that might just change your mind.

1. Casual Date Night

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[Blue and White Striped Off the Shoulder Top]

How to Wear it:  Pair it up with a pair of white skinny ankle jeans and denim espadrille wedges.  Accessorize with statement making hoop earrings, a delicate necklace and a cuff bracelet.

This is my new favorite summer shirt.  It’s great with white jeans or shorts!

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2.  Black and White

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[Black and White Striped Off the Shoulder Top]

How to Wear it:  Pair it up with black fringe shorts and black and white ethnic accessories like these sandals and this necklace with matching bracelet and these earrings.

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3.  Easy Dressing

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[Black Off the Shoulder Shift Dress]

How to Wear it:  Pair up your black dress with a long layering necklace and matching earrings.  Finish it out with a pair of neutral lace up wedges for a look that’s totally on trend without trying too hard.

I recently wore this for a date night with my hubby to celebrate 24 years since our first date.

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4.  Pops of Yellow

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[Chambray Off the Shoulder Top]

How to Wear it:  Pair it up with crisp white sailor shorts, yellow strappy sandals and a statement making necklace.

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If you’re wondering what type of bra works best with off the shoulder tops and dresses, a bandeau bra is a great option.

lace back bandeau  [Lace Back Bandeau Bra]

It’s Your Turn:  Have you tried this trend yet?  If so, how are you pairing it up?  Share your style advice with us in the comments.

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6 Comments

  • I love the off-the-shoulder trend and think it’s doable for anyone so I really like how you’ve simplified how to style this piece! I’m obsessing over those 2 first tops, need both of those in my closet! Hope you are having a great week Alison.
    Marta
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  • Shae

    I am loving this trend, but it is a little tricky for those of us with an “ample top half”…bandeaus just don’t get it. I am considering sewing one with bra friendly straps…

  • ADA

    I love this trend so much Allison and you wear it very well too. Every woman needs a Black Off-Shoulder Top.

    Though I don’t have time to comment much anymore, I stop by and catch up whenever I can. As always I love your blog. You look so pretty with your cropped hair. Hope you are enjoying your Summer!

    P.S. Hope you can link up your latest with me every Thursday. <3 Ada.

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    Happy 4th of July weekend!

    • I agree, Ada! the black off the shoulder look is a closet must have! I’m glad you popped in to catch up. It’s always good hearing from you. Enjoy your holiday weekend too!