6 Cool Off The Shoulder Looks

off the shoulder dresses

The concept has been around since the fifties but off the shoulder styles really took off in the last couple of years.   I love that they’ve moved from looking like a left over holiday piece into legit spring/summer pieces for the city.

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Nude tunic in an unexpected fabric for cooler days.  Perfect for evenings.

off the shoulder blouse

Western vibes avoided with purple trousers versus blue denim jeans.

off the shoulder tops

Off the shoulder blouses with a flounced hem can look too girly (or worse read: milk maid), but the oversized length saves this one.  Her blouse is by Nicholas N (I asked).  It now comes in perforated cobalt blue and white.  Rachel Palley has a similar in yellow for less.

cropped jeans

High waist jeans makes a cropped blouse more forgiving.  Miguelina or RahiCali’s embroidered cropped top could be worn the same way.

spring maxi dresses

A smart way to update a one shoulder dress and add a contrasting color.

off the shoulder dresses

A wide neck dress worn slightly off the shoulder is a compromise. The bell sleeves plus stripes are pretty but less vacation-like.

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Ellery “Delores” crepe top – the sleeves are insane and were huge during fashion week (pun intended)

Paper London ‘Oria’ striped blouse.  Check out the rest of their killer spring pieces.

MLM Label Gingham top.   Feels more city vibe in a shirt-like material and structured bell sleeves.  This is a personal fave I’d wear with wide leg cropped pants, skinny jeans or denim cut offs.

Recto stripe shirt.  Another ‘citified’ (is that a word?) take that looks like a re-worked tailored shirt and the cuffs?? Ok so this is another fave…


    • Karen Blanchard says:

      I wanted it to be especially now it’s getting warmer. Thx!

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thx! Me too unfortunately I see one or two that I sort of want

  1. Veniece Wesson says:

    This is a great post Karen, I like all the looks. As I have said before, you have a fabulous sense of style. I always enjoy reading your blog.

    • Karen Blanchard says:

      Thanks Venice. I feel like OTS tops are so in it made sense to post about some street style ones. Thanks for reading : ))

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