Which off the shoulder look to invest in?
If you’re besotted with this whole Brigitte-Bardot-just-hanging-out-in-Capri-in-my-off-the-shoulder-look-this-summer thing, then chances are you’re thinking about investing in one or two of these little on-trend cuties for the season ahead. But all off the shoulder looks were not created equal, so to snag the look which best suits your style it’s time to figure out the difference between them all.
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If you’re on the Glam Girl end of the spectrum, the off the shoulder look you might be drawn to will be all sugar and spice hues, delicate ruffles and the odd embroidered detail. You err on the side of pretty – keep your eye out for broderie pieces and lace to hit your comfort zone with this trend.
This is a fab trend for the boho babes amongst us. You can work your penchant for ruffles and frills to your heart’s delight. Check out bell sleeves for an extra bonus point on the trend front and road test anything from maxi dresses to cotton tops, as you will definitely find this a fun style to add to your closet.
The Street Stylista can adopt this style with ease and make it work with her daywear or her evening looks. Pair with your raw hem jeans, sneakers and this year’s must-have silk bomber by day, or silky palazzo pants and espadrilles by night. Check out brands like Tibi, Self Portrait, and Peter Pilotto to find your designer off the shoulder nirvana.
There are some great styles out there for the Drama Diva from distinctive prints to bold graphic stripes which will have you nailing this trend from the outset. Check out brands like Herve Leger for va-va-va-voom factor, Caroline Costas for voluminous glam and Ellery for exceptional statement sleeves.
The off the shoulder style can work wonders for the Chic Chick and her classic wardrobe. Pair simple silhouettes with a peek of shoulder with cigarette slim pants or preppy poplin shorts. Neutral hues, simple stripes or smaller prints will keep you in your happy place.