ELLERY RUFFLE SLEEVE OFF-SHOULDER TOP, Dior Black patent calfskin slingback pump Line from the Summer 2016 catwalk show, All Black Outfit
May 24, 2016 OUTFITS 4 Comments

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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.

 


 

Written by Sarah Styles Seattle