What used to be a summer dressing style has become a staple in our wardrobes for all seasons and occasions. There’s no denying that the off shoulder neckline is fast becoming a favourite and understated way to highlight those sexy shoulders.
The popularity of the off shoulder trend is not hard to fathom, it works with everything in the wardrobe from a skater skirt to 70’s flared denim to high-waisted dress pants. They immediately infuse a fun and flirty feminine touch to any ensemble. Unlike recent trends like crop tops, whose fans are either fitness buffs or genetically blessed ladies, off shoulder looks are for everybody.
Isn’t it such a pity with our immense love for off shoulder looks that we only get to flaunt our shoulders on weekends?
But how do we actually wear off shoulder pieces so that they can transcend the boundaries of appropriate workwear, chic weekend looks and sassy date night outfits.
Here’s some ideas to weave the off shoulder looks seamlessly into your daily looks
Truth is off shoulder pieces don’t quite cut it for offices with strict dress codes and the last thing you want is for your superior to think your aspirations for being a street style fashionista is greater than the importance you place on work. No style is worth such a risk!
To make off shoulder looks more work appropriate, cut-outs are a good compromise when worked into a blouse or a turtleneck knit top. You can also nudge the boundaries a little more with neutral or dark colour palette. The hemline of the bottoms should ideally fall below the knee to compensate for the skin show on the shoulders. At the end of it all, a pair of well tailored pants will ensure that touch of sophistication.
Though your street style dreams can’t be incorporated into your work week, there’s always the weekend for this. Like any other shirt in the wardrobe, off shoulder tops look great with denim.
I always love the crisp white against a pair of blue denims to bring out the weekend summer look. So refreshing and effortlessly chic.
Gathering over brunch with your girlies couldn’t be a better reason to dress up comfortably and stylishly in looks with touches of frills and flare sleeves. And a pair of of strap heels to complete the feminine touch.
Probably it was the bohemian’s relaxed and carefree vibes that introduced the off shoulder tops to the world. The laid back bohemian styles are made for off shoulders, topping it off with a simple hat. The florals on the dark background really makes these prints stand out.
Sneakers have become a wardrobe staple even when your school days are way over. A staple for street style credit-worthiness these footwear give a lively and sporting vibes to the off shoulder styles. A little less feminine and a hint a fun. And above it all the comfort it gives the wearer to complete the atheleisure look.
Can you tell that I am such a fan of this look that I don’t want it to ever go away? It is really easy to wear and I have never seen anyone wearing off shoulder styles and looking bad in it.
If you haven’t started embracing this trend, start adding some of these beautiful pieces in your wardrobe already!
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