Are you totally in love with the off the shoulder trend yet? I hope my month long series highlighting this trend has convinced you, because now I really need to add some off the shoulder action to my closet. It’s just a really fun, sexy trend, but not only that, it’s a trend that helps showcase your strengths but can deflect attention away from problem areas like your arms. I thought of this when I was wearing a halter top and it was one of those days where I just wasn’t feeling my upper arms.
Off the shoulder tops are perfect for days when you want to feel sexy but still want some coverage. Not buying any piece of clothing because you’re insecure about a body part is silly but we all do it. What’s smarter though, is wearing pieces that focus people’s attention where we want it focused, for me that happens to be my collarbone. Thankfully, the off the shoulder style is all about that area.
I went boho for these looks because there are so many great off-beat prints available right now. This dress is loose and free but still pretty and fitted in the right areas. The printed turban hairband and layered amethyst necklace fit the vibe of the dress, they’re simple and slightly funky. But to keep things from becoming too out there, I’ve contrasted the more flower-child accessories with some clean-line white gladiator sandals, clear frame sunglasses, and a two-tone clutch.
This is like funkified ’60s meets ancient Greece style with a super romantic off the shoulder blouse and very retro white round sunglasses. The boho styling really brings the two together because it’s very loose and let’s you have fun with your accessories. But to keep things from being too casual, complement the blouse with structured printed shorts, slip on sandals, and a ladylike clutch. The jewelry here is where the real fun comes in, with edgy threader earrings, a big silver necklace, and a ton of rings. This is a versatile look that is playful, comfortable, and sexy.
– Julia of Style and Cheek