Whether you love boho luxe, fashion forward, 50’s inspired, laidback lofi or classic chic there is an off the shoulder piece out there for you.
The right “Off the Shoulder’ is a demurely sexy alternative to cleavage, can be styled day or night and works on all ages and body shapes.
It can give you instant effortless style – my favourite kind.
Disclaimer: Those “cold shoulder” tops are not what I am talking about -Brrrrr – banish the thought.
My 4 Styling Tips
1. Play around with midi skirts, pencil skirts, tailored & slouchy pants, jeans, denim skirts, dungarees and check out my
Pinterest Board How to Wear: Off The Shoulder for outfit inspiration and to see which type/shape/ fit will work with your personal favourite combinations.
2. Unless you are highly skilled at channelling the stunning Elle Ferguson’s Boho Luxe vibe avoid pairing them with slashed to the max denim shorts.
3. Keep it chic, sleek & simple with block neutral & pastel colours. Use extreme care with paisley/ hippie print or ruffle flounces. It is a fine line between looking UNREAL or “I lost my mind in Mullumbimby”.
4. #WWOPD (What Would Olivia Palermo Do) is a good guide to elevate Hoochy to Haute – she loves an off the shoulder and never looks “Lost Highway” keeping skin showing to minimum, styling with luxe materials (silk, leather) , graphic prints (stripes, gingham etc) and sleek shapes.
Here are my Magnificient Seven.
BLACK OFF SHOULDER TOP
Price $37 – BUY NOW !
Basic top that is anything but – comes in khaki, cream – tall, petite & curvy size options and in size range 4 – 26. Pair it with anything and everything.
STRIPED FOLDOVER TOP
Price $79.95 – BUY NOW !
Style with skinny black jeans, denim skirt, leather pencil, cropped denims, culottes or full skirt for that ooh là là so frenchy so chic feel
WHITE BELL SLEEVE TOP
Price $49.95 – BUY NOW !
Modern boho – pair with suede, palazzo pants, maxi skirts, fringing, buy a dreamcatcher and head off to your nearest music festival with Angus Stone lookalike.
PIPER POPLIN TOP
Price $79.95 – BUY NOW !
Love this – all cotton – beautiful baby blue – style with sharp tailoring, crisp whites, silver, blush and other pastels for la Dolce Vita riviera feel.
TOPSHOP BARDOT TOP
Price – $30 – BUY NOW !
Topshop have more basic off the shoulders like this than you can shake a rainbow stick at – lose yourself!
VERA MODA LEOPARD PRINT DRESS
Price – $65.00 – BUY NOW!
BOOHOO BLACK MAXI DRESS
This dress is killer – buy now and thank me later – the bell sleeves – effortlessly stylish – works easily with boots, heels or gold flat sandals – goddess material x
Price $30 – BUY NOW !
Pic source: [ASOS, Witchery, Dissh, Myer]
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She is in her 40s, has two little kids and helps others find their inner style & love the life they are leading.
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