I’ve really emphasized the romantic nature of the off the shoulder trend over the last two posts and the two outfits below are no different. They are perfect for any summer date night adventure. Both outfits are quite versatile and can be dressed down if need be, but you cannot deny the automatic glamour of a good off the shoulder piece. Both looks feature little tie straps, which sets them apart from the other off the shoulder pieces we’ve seen throughout July. Not only is this detail cute, it is functional and makes for a more comfortable off the shoulder experience because you don’t have to worry about any slippage as everything is tied up. You get the comfort of a strappy shirt with the sassiness of the off the shoulder top. This style is all over the place, and it’s sometimes called a “tie strap Bardot” dress or blouse, so keep that descriptor in mind when you’re looking for delectable off the shoulder pieces.
One thing I love about summer dressing is the way daytime can blend into nighttime. Dressing up for day and night are one in the same – save for maybe a light jacket. Metallic accessories give this garden party-ish outfit an extra splash of attitude to offset the demure ladylike combo of a floral off the shoulder top and light-colored miniskirt. We have a silvery gold shoe paired with a silver satchel featuring handles that match the shoes, plus a mismatched selection of rings and bangles. This outfit borders on classic ’60s glam but with a modern sexy twist.
This ’70s inspired, romantic prairie style dress is ready for whatever summer event you’ve got next. From a small gallery opening, a movie in the park, or just a delicious dinner out, this outfit is quintessential summer 2015. I’m picturing a stroll around Rome during the golden hour past fountains and flowery terraces. The flat sandals are perfect for the cobblestones, and the jewelry, while simple, makes a bold statement, especially the black mushroom coral bracelet. Breezy and beautiful. The ideal warm evening attire.
– Julia of Style and Cheek