HOW TO ROCK THE OFF THE SHOULDER TREND
Happy Monday, guys! I hope you all had a FABULOUS weekend! It was hotter than HELL here, but we still had an awesome weekend. I know I posted this on my INSTA yesterday, but I really do mean it. Weekends with my loves give me allllll the feels. We are pretty consistent [aka we do the exact same thing] when it comes to Saturdays and Sundays, but I wouldn’t change them for the world. Ryan and I literally race into Asher’s room on Saturday mornings to get him out of bed. The little prince lets us sleep in, but Ryan typically wants to be Productive Pete. So we are up and at em bright and early. First, we head to Iron Tribe to get in a quick WOD, while Mini hangs with Gigi and Big Daddy. Then, we brave the heat at the Pepper Place Farmer’s market to grab our veggies for the week. For breakfast, we either go to Revelator for avocado toast (one of Asher’s favs) and coffee or to Alabama Biscuit Company for THE most amazing biscuits ever. Afterwards, it’s nap time for Miniature, so Ryan and I can chill for a few hours. Then off to Bottega Cafe we go! I LIVE for these days as a family! What do you guys typically do on the weekends? Ok, onto the post! How obsessed are you guys with the OFF THE SHOULDER trend right now? If you grew up in the 90’s, you remember this style. However, this time around, these tops tend to be more feminine and less grungy (until I get a hold of one!) ala Kelly Kapowski.
Add a little EDGE to your feminine style
Don’t be afraid to mix styles and textures, even in the summer. The current off the shoulder tops tend to be very girly, so of course, I am inclined to edge it up a little. These tops are a subtle way of showing a little skin. Typically, they are soft and romantic, but can also be more structured. This one in particular is a little more structured, so I chose to pair it with some soft, flowy jean shorts to add dimension and comfort. These shorts are more traditional, but I love the high waist. Again, thinking texture and edge, I paired with my ah-may-zing star sneaksers (on sale) and ASOS choker. This choker from my 90’s Fashion post has been on maj repeat. This one is only $8.50 and goes with everything. The OTS featured in this post is not only super cute and comfy BUT it’s also only $49. Let me repeat that: $49. It comes in white and blush! Scroll down for style tips to rock this hot trend…
Off the Shoulder Tips
-Invest in a strapless bra or a Nu Bra (must have necessity)
-Use fashion tape to keep the top in place.
-Speaking of keeping the top in place, fit is VERY important.
-Pair with high waisted shorts, jeans (skinny or flare), or even a midi length denim skirt (love this one and ON SALE).
-Pair with simple earrings and a choker or long necklace to pay homage to the 90’s even more. Big earrings and a cute clutch can make this look more feminine.
-If you are not quite comfortable with a complete off the shoulder, try a cold shoulder top (love this ASOS option for $68).
Style Collective Summer Style Challenge
You will see another off the shoulder top, as well as this choker paired with a flirty summer dress on my Insta later this week. Speaking of which, today kicks off the Style Collective Summer Style Challenge, and it goes through Friday! If you guys remember, I participated in this fun challenge back in the Spring, featuring one my FAVORITE army green rompers. This season, the theme is “Summer Romance”, featuring Summer Dresses, Off the Shoulder, Rompers, Swimwear & Fourth of July wear! Also, don’t forget, there’s always amazing, daily prizes that you can win! Can’t wait to see all of your looks!! Follow me on INSTA and #scsummerstyle for the daily details.
I hope you all have an AWESOME week!!!! If you have any questions about the off the shoulder trend, please feel free to email me or leave a comment. Also, tag your photos with #lifelutzurious to join the tribe!