One of my favorite trends this season is off-the-shoulder (OTS). It’s sexy, feminine and classy without revealing too much. I already owned an OTS top that I purchased last year at Bloomingdales on a visit to New York and there have been so many pretty ones since that I had to purchase a couple more. This trend is everywhere you turn now, but I’m actually surprised it wasn’t as big years before. OTS tops remind me of Spain, yachts and beaches, yet they’re so chic and beautiful that you can wear them almost anywhere.
I headed to The Broad Museum in Los Angeles two weekends ago and decided to wear this fantastic light purple off-the-shoulder top I had purchase from Olivia Palermo’s first personal collection, Chelsea28. I love Olivia’s personal style and she has impeccable taste. Everything she wears is beautiful, so naturally I gravitated to a few pieces and took the plunge. This off-the-shoulder top is light, fresh and has beautifully detailed lace on the arms that I loved, and if you didn’t know, I have a real weakness for lace and crochet – my closet is full of them! I paired this top with my favorite pair of culottes from Prada and my powdery blue Chanel heels, which are older, but when investing in expensive pieces, I like ones that are more classic and can be worn as the trends continue to change.
In the past, I’ve worn the OTS trend a few different ways:
1) OTS top with a mini skirt
2) OTS dress, which I usually like cinched at the smallest part of my waist
3) OTS top with culottes, as I have done here.
4) OTS top with distressed culottes jeans
5) OTS top with wide/skinny/flared jeans
You can be 16 or 60 and wear this trend. If you want to wear it to work, you can throw a blazer or a thicker cardigan over you and take either of those off in the evening when you go out at night. There are so many ways you can mix it up. I am still on the hunt for good fringed distressed denim, as well as distressed jean culottes and would wear them with this trend in a heartbeat. How do you wear your off the shoulder trend? I’d love to hear! Leave me a comment and your links below.