If there ever was a top worthy of a photo, this is it. And, this black off-the-shoulder top is my latest obsession. While the little black dress can do no wrong, this look is the perfect substitute for your go-to cocktail dress. Its off-the-shoulder silhouette shows off my shoulders while the deconstructed ruffles dramatically cascade down from the bell sleeves making me feel like superwoman. To keep the look feeling effortless, I paired it with my black Theory Avla Pants and Dior Black Patent Calfskin Slingback Pump.
While I am a huge fan of the off-the-shoulder trend. It is kind of ev-ery-where. I actually recently read on Elle.com that “The off-the-shoulder top is no longer a trend, it’s a wardrobe essential.” So, here is my not-so-basic guide to rocking an off-the-shoulder top this summer. Try these 5 Techniques to effortlessly rock an off-the-shoulder top this summer and look anything but basic.
- Don’t be afraid of volume – go for oversized sleeves or waterfall ruffles
- Play with prints and capture that easy, breezy, boho style or have a major gingham moment
- Go for a button-down version for added interest
- Try a bodysuit and step things up
- Layer over a button-down for the office
If you liked this spring off-the-shoulder outfit, I have linked to more outfit posts featuring the off-the-shoulder trend here. Or, if you are looking for more outfits featuring ruffles, I have linked to more outfits featuring ruffles here. As always, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram or SIGN UP to receive new posts by email!! xo, Sarah.