Could this be the end of plunging cleavages, boob hugging tops, and cropped tees? Probably not, BUT it is the dawn of yet another bare-it-all trend, this time though much more do-able, easy to pull off and age/body/style appropriate for pretty much everyone. Drumrolls please…If you buy one top this season, make it an off-the-shoulder top. Every chic girl has been sporting the sexy and totally wearable style. And seriously, what woman doesn’t love to show off her shoulders? Part bohemian, part austere, and modestly sexy, the ideal style has a structured bodice with billowing sleeves. I have a few of these in my closet and they work with so many different bottoms. Some of my favorite off the shoulder tops are from Rosie Assoulin, but there are plenty other less expensive options.
An off the shoulder top can be styled with everything from denim cutoffs and flares to midi skirts. I paired mine with a pair of white culottes. Silky or structured off the shoulders tops can go well for lunch in the city or office hours. Flirty 60’s and 70’s style dresses with cap sleeves slightly hanging off the shoulders are very ANYWHERE appropriate. Maxi dresses with short, long or even straps hanging off your bare shoulders have that summer vacation versus city vibe to them.
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photos: Liv Myers