Styling The Off-Shoulder Trend


I work with lots of personal styling clients who think they can't wear certain trends and styles because they worry they won't "suit them". The off-sholder trend is one of these things- I hear loads of women worrying they need to be rail thin to wear this, they don't feel comfortable with their upper arms or it breaks their shape in half. The fact is, 99% of women can wear this trend, the thing to take into account is how deep the off-shoulder cut out is. A small, subtle one which exposes 5-10cm is perfect for those worrying about their upper arms. No one carries weight in their shoulder bones, it is generally a great a feminine, beautiful part of the body and this trend draws attention to this part. - it is a great way to show some skin without baring it all. There are styles which drop right down towards the elbow and these are for those who are completely comfortable with the trend and happy to show off more skin but it doesn't need to be worn this dramatically. Getting the colour and fabric right are also important in making this style work.

Blue is one of the only colours to disrupt my wardrobe regularly, usually in various shades of denim but blue sometimes appears elsewhere such as this off shoulder stripe cotton top. The off-shoulder trend has been going strong for a few seasons and I still can't get enough of it. It is simple but makes a big difference to any outfit, shows just enough skin and breaks up a large block of colour or tone. Find a top or dress you would wear anyway which also happens to be off-shoulder. There is no need to change your style just for this particular cut. Also, look for styles with the arms factored in, wearing one which needs to be pulled down to sit off the shoulders will always pop back up as you go about your day which gets super annoying over time! So check out what styles are on offer and stay true to you with this look, this might mean a knit jumper with a subtle off-shoulder or going all out in a shoulder baring dress which is cut right down to the elbows. Wear it your way!





This top from Romwe is an absolute winner. The cut is perfect - length, width, v-neck and sleeve length are perfect. While this top is ideal for Summer days and denim cuts offs, I wasn't about to let it sit in my wardrobe for months. When it arrived I knew I had to wear it so I made it work with vintage denim, black jeans and my latest must-have over the knee boots. I wore this out to a friends birthday recently and it was the perfect piece to add some fun and innocence into my outfit which is essential when wearing over the knee boots. The "Pretty Woman" vibe isn't my thing hah.

Shop this "Pinstripe Cold Shoulder Top" here.

Wearing:

Top - Romwe

Jacket - Romwe

Jeans - Frame Denim

Boots - Lipstick

Bag - MNG

Choker & Bracelet - Mimco


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