The Season's Hottest Trend: Off The Shoulder!
FAVE SUMMER TREND
Every year and every season brings with it a different set of trends, some worthy of adoption, others we wish would go back from whence they came. But we have to admit, we’ve hopped on the train for several of this Summer’s and Pre Fall's trends and the Off the Shoulder style is the one that has stolen our fashion lovin’ hearts. Often, pieces in this category don’t need much added to them, but it helps to see what others have paired them with and how they style their off the shoulder #1’s. From, necklaces to shoes to the bag you carry, there can be a variety of ways to accent an off the shoulder top, dress or romper without going overboard.
So this week, we want to show you how a few of our favorite blogger friends have rocked this summer’s biggest trend. We’re convinced you’ll want to jump on the wagon and show off those gorgeous shoulders once you reach the end of this. So read on girlfriend!
5 Tips for styling Off-the-shoulder pieces
With a simple solid colored off-shoulder style (like this cute little chambray number), a chunky statement necklace completes the outfit gracefully.
Do the same thing with this Jumpsuit (http://shopruthiegrace.com/products/sailaway)
As Kate Blue has demonstrated here, the perfect pair of shoes does the trick. She keeps it simple (and who doesn’t love a killer outfit that takes seconds to put together). She’s combined a classic black simply designed off-shoulder top with lightly distressed jeans, a couple dainty bracelets and a rad pair of leopard pumps that add just the pop of sass that this ensemble needs.
- Pictured again below, Kate has taken a more decorated top that needs little added to it and paired it with neutral, but contrasting accessories- A nude handbag and a black stacked heel. Balance is created not only by the contrasting color palette, but also by combining the elegant lace detail on the top with the bold and striking character and color of the shoe.
Check our Kate's blog here: http://fortheloveoffancy.com
- For a little spunkier, brighter perspective, check out how Elly Brown has styled her off-shoulder top. By not wearing a necklace, the top stands out, but with the larger statement earrings she has styled with it the eyes are drawn up so that her beauty is still the star of the show. To make things fun, she’s added a bright coral handbag and sunny yellow pumps, creating the perfect outfit for lunch date with friends or a stylish trip to the market.
Photo Credit (Elly Brown). Check out her blog here: http://www.uptownwithellybrown.com
As I mentioned before, I mean there’s just something about off-shoulder styles, whether a top, romper, or dress that make a statement of there own, leaving little room for much else (and who can argue with that? I’m game for an adorable one piece outfit just about everyday of my life). Isn’t Alley of @lifeofalley just stunning in this fuchsia dress (from RG!)? And literally, all she added was a hat, just what she needed to top it off (cheesy pun of the day- you’re welcome.)
Lots of lovely Off-Shoulder styles are donning the shop now and more are always finding there way to us, so check them out at shopruthiegrace.com and show us how you style your favorite off the shoulder pieces!!
We have an entire collection full of Off The Shoulder styles! Check it out here: