Wearing the Off-the-Shoulder Trend

April 25, 2016

Off the Shoulder Chelsea28

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.

How to Wear off the ShoulderChanel ShoesHow to Wear Off the Shoulder TopsWearing off the Shoulder TrendOff the Shoulder OutfitOff the Sthoulder TopOff the Shoulder StyleOff the Shoulder The BroadIn 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

Off the ShoulderOff the Shoulder TrendYou 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.

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Xo,

Miki

Outfit: Top by Olivia Palermo Chelsea28 here. Culottes by Prada, for much less by Asos here. Shoes by Chanel (old). Faye Bag by Chloè available here. Sunglasses by Dior here.

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  • alice April 25, 2016 at 10:50 am

    That top is absolutely gorgeous! Agree that it’s a great trend for any age, love the look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:02 am

      Thanks Alice! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Amy Arnold April 25, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I love this trend! So great styled with your culottes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:04 am

      Thanks Amy! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • vanessa April 25, 2016 at 11:34 am

    you look great!

    TheVogueWord
    TheVogueWord

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:04 am

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • el punto de lola April 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Bonito look, la blusa es preciosa. Besos

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:22 am

      ¡Muchas gracias!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Dominique April 25, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Those shoes are so beautiful! You look so lovely and elegant! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Can’t go wrong with Chanel, right? 🙂 Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Melisa April 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    gorgeous outfit, the off shoulder top looks stunning on you! plus, love the backdrop<3
    http://www.rebelrebel.co x

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Thanks! The backdrop doesn’t hurt at all! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Noma April 26, 2016 at 2:18 am

    The top is beautiful and I love the subtle purple of the heels too.

    XoXo Noma

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:27 am

      Thanks Noma! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Paula April 26, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Your top is gorgeous, love how you styled it. Really like your shoes, too!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 1:29 am

      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Jul April 26, 2016 at 8:59 am

    So true! OTS tops are so feminine and flattering! Have a few now and will wear all through the summer!

    http://www.julialundin.com

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 2:15 am

      Thanks! They’re everywhere now and so many more options, which is great! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Laura April 26, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I love wear off-shoulders too! It looks really feminine and I like it a lot!
    Your outfit is really pretty! 😉

    Laura
    https://furiouslychic.blogspot.ch/

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 2:19 am

      Thanks Laura!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • yuka April 26, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    you look so pretty! so glad OTS is so popular right now. its my favorite!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  • Caramella April 27, 2016 at 2:02 am

    You are gorgeous! Love the outfit on you!

    http://hungrycaramella.blogspot.it/

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 2:20 am

      You are so sweet. Thanks Caramella!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Marie April 28, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Such a beautiful look ! Your off-shoulder blouse is so gorgeous.
    Have a nice day.
    Kisses
    Marie

    http://www.whatiwearinlondon.com

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Thanks Marie! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Nada April 28, 2016 at 1:14 am

    You look amazing 🙂
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    • miki April 28, 2016 at 2:21 am

      Thanks so much Nada!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Zelle April 28, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I absolutely love off-the-shoulder tops – you look gorgeous!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      Thanks Zelle! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • The Sunday Mode April 28, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I’m a big fan of the off the shoulder trend but I actually haven’t worn it myself yet, I can’t quite seem to find an off the shoulder style top that really suits me.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      You’re so pretty, I think you can pull off a bunch of different ones. I noticed you like tops that flow away from your body, so a shift dress off the shoulder and stops mid-thigh might be perfect for you. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • MC April 28, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Off-the-shoulder is my favorite trend! Love your top!
    xMC
    http://mc2squared.blogspot.com

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • carolina April 28, 2016 at 7:38 am

    cute outfit! everyone keeps wearing these off the shoulder shirts and i feel like i cant pull them off ! they look great on you tho!

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      I think you’d look so beautiful in them, but definitely choosing one you feel confident in and just fall in love with is really key! I hope you find a cut you love (and at a steal!)
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Michelle April 28, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Love the styling! The top is so pretty on you!

    michellespaige.com

    • miki April 28, 2016 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki