Friday, 8 September 2017

Off-the-Shoulder Summer Look*

Summer is every fashionista's most challenging season. How to show the style and expertise of putting things together when you are wearing only a few pieces of clothing altogether. Well, one of the styles that women rely on during summer is the off-the-shoulder look. It has been fashionable for years and with the way it makes the body look – it's no wonder. It's fun and flirty while still being appropriate for all occasions.

The benefits of the look

One thing a lot of women tend to forget, especially during the hot summer months, is that sexy doesn't mean minimalist clothing. There are parts of a woman's body that can be very attractive without being exposed too much. One of those are collarbones, which are always on display when rocking an off-the-shoulder look. Not to mention that this is a perfect way to display jewelry, such as necklaces and dangling earrings.

How to style the tops


Tops in this style come in so many different shapes and colors that the possibilities are endless. However, you should be careful with how you pair them with other clothing items, because there are some mistakes you will want to avoid. It's summertime, so vibrant colors are the way to go. The bolder and brighter – the better! But be careful, since pairing two bold colors can often be overwhelming. Combine it with a neutral-colored skirt or shorts to make sure that the top doesn't share the spotlight. Also, think about the fit: if you are wearing a loose, frilly shirt, then opt for something more body-con on the bottom, or you risk looking shapeless. The same goes in the opposite direction: always pair a tight-fitting shirt with a loose pair of trousers or a maxi skirt.

One-pieces


The easiest way to get dressed in the summer is to simply go through your resort wear and find a piece that you can throw on and go about your business. There are two ways to go about this: a dress or a playsuit. Choose whichever you are comfortable with and wear it proudly. A go-to summer look would be skater-style-off-the shoulder dresses, paired with strappy sandals and over-shoulder bags. If you are expecting a chilly night, bring along a light cardigan or a shawl that you can wrap around yourself to stay warm. For special occasions, you can opt for anything from one-strap little black dresses to off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, because they all give that sophisticated neckline we all love to see.

Details and accessories

*This  is a guest post written by Samantha Braddy

The biggest problem women have with off-the-shoulder tops are the bras. The obvious choice is a strapless bra, but you can also wear a stick-on bra or simply take your ordinary bra and pull your straps down to follow the shirt, or tuck them into your bra. Try to resist the urge to put on and show off a statement necklace. Sometimes leaving your chest bare, with just a little bit of shimmer powder, is all you need, or complement it with a smaller pendant. As far as hairstyles go, you can either let your hair down for a casual look, but if you want to really show off your neckline, put that hair up in a bun and put on a pair of big dangly earrings.

A few off-the-shoulder pieces should find their place in every woman's wardrobe because they are in style every single summer and that trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. It is a shape that flatters every body type and is so versatile, it's no wonder it's been women's favorite clothing piece for years.
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  2. I only have one off the shoulder piece in my wardrobe but I love it! I'm just trying to wait for the warm weather to come back to Melbourne so I can actually wear it again.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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