Hello all! I wanted a relaxing Saturday and while I was busy today, it was also productive and fairly relaxing as well. I hope y'all's Saturdays were wonderful. For this week's How to post, I wanted to talk about one of summer's biggest trend...off-the-shoulder tops. This look seems to have been everywhere lately! I love the look, but it can definitely be difficult to rock and incorporate into your wardrobe.
I think we can all say that my style is typically pretty conservative and definitely girly- neither of which would be the first words you would use normally to describe an off-the-shoulder look. For me, whenever I try a new trend, I want to be able to experiment and branch out, but also stay true to my style. So, when looking for off-the-shoulder tops, I gravitated towards girly colors, ruffle details, and I made sure to style them in a more conservative way so I was still comfortable.
The biggest style advice I could ever give is to stay true to yourself. No matter what you are wearing, if it is something you love and sticks to your style, you will find a way to own it and feel comfortable doing so. When I first tried on this striped body suit, I thought no way will I wear this. It was clinging and showed quite a bit more skin then I normally show. But, at the same time, it was so cute and I had already kind of fallen in love with it. So, I took the plunge and bought it, but I had to work my way up to wearing it with shorts and a skirt and start with simpler and more conservative jeans.
For the off-the-shoulder look, make sure the top fits well- you don't want gaping and you don't want to be pulling up your top all day. If you aren't ready for both shoulders to be exposed, try a one-shouldered top and ease your way into this trend. For me, ruffles make this look. They add more detail then just a simple tube top and dress up the look enough that you have some more flexibility. That is all for now, but happy weekend! Until next time, XO.
Labels: 2017, how to wear, J.Crew, off-the-shoulder, OOTD, summer