Have you jumped on the trend of the year? No, not Pokémon GO. Push Pikachu aside for a moment while we discuss the off-the-shoulder trend revealing clavicles across the country (and world) this year.
‘Do you have one yet?,‘ I asked my sister last week. ‘No, she replied, adding, ‘those shirts will make my shoulders look too big. I don’t think they’re flattering.’
Although style experts have been raving about this ‘universally flattering trend,’ I was a little uncomfortable first wearing it as well. Although my post-baby romper was so comfy last summer, here’s a few of my favorite tips if you’re looking to dip into the bare-naked-shoulder trend this summer…
The Scene – Dallas (indoors) because I’m finding the best accessory during summer in Texas is AC.
Stay away from Cropped or Elastic Waistbands – Too long, and an off-the-shoulder top can look like a PJ shirt and too short can leave you feeling boxy. You can also instantly make your shoulders look and feel more slender (while erasing tan lines) with a layer of fake tanner the night before.
Pineapple Print Sidenote – I feel like there is a pineapple obsession in Texas from prints, pool floaties to home decor, so I couldn’t resist these Keds when I saw them in the perky pineapple print. They’re also SO comfortable.
Find an Off-the-Shoulder Top that’s Comfy for Your Lifestyle – Having a 1-year old who is constantly pulling on my tops can cause a major wardrobe malfunction with off-the-shoulder tops. You’ll most likely be wearing a strapless bra which is why I loved that this top had a little built-in bra giving it more structure.
Don’t Splurge on a Designer Off-the-Shoulder Top – I found this very basic neutral off the shoulder top at ROSS and love pairing it with skinny jeans.
Feeling Like You Have Broad Shoulders? – Wear your hair down. If I had more time to spend on my hair this day, I would have, but a side pony or braid helps too. Also, avoid off-the-shoulder tops that have lots of layers and ruffles which can add more volume to your upper body.
<DETAILS by Dale> top (recent ROSS find) / Pineapple print Keds c/o (love these on sale now at Nordstrom) / Zara white jeans (last summer) / OPI nail polish (‘Do You Take Lei Away?’)
Are you wearing off-the-shoulder tops this summer?
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