We’re celebrating springtime by baring a little skin. And what better way to show off your awesome sun-kissed skin (hey, no one has to know it came from a spray tan!) than an off-the-shoulder top? It’s time to pack away that parka, strip off those wool tights, and give in to the power that is the warm weather season.
While this spring trend may not exactly be fit for the workplace, it’s a weekend and after-hours staple this season, for sure. By showing off your neckline and shoulders, an off-the-shoulder top is sexy and flirty while still leaving enough to the imagination. Don’t go too tight with this trend: The looser, bohemian look is the way to go. Dare we even suggest it’s the perfect summertime top that will instantly put you in the music festival mood, but totally wearable once you leave your mosh pit days behind you? We think so! Whether you’re headed to Coachella, or simply weekend brunch closer to home, channel your inner Bianca Jagger, Kelly Kapowski, or Kendall Jenner this spring.
For the weekend, this top looks best with denim or more casual bottoms, but some sexier and more tailored styles look equally amazing with a pair of trousers or date night mini. Go for everything from silk to cotton; dramatic shaped sleeves to short eyelet ruffles.
Keep it casual with a simple white style, paired with the perfect slouchy pants for a weekend event.
Dress up your warm-weather shorts with a statement top, like a striped off-the-shoulder with balloon sleeves.
For a night out, opt for a top style with an eye-catching detail, like cascading ruffles or a dramatic shape.
You can’t go wrong with shirting stripes, and off-the-shoulder tops are no exception. When in doubt, go for a subtle and classic blue-and-white pattern.
Fashion your own style with a button-down shirt pulled over your shoulders, paired with a bright mini skirt.
Mix high and low with a festive, exaggerated shape on top and slouchy jeans on the bottom.
Shop the trend here!
Off-the-shoulder top, $50, zara.com
Istel Fil Coupe off-the-shoulder top, $425, tibi.com
Apiece Apart Margarita off-the-shoulder cotton-gauze top, $275, net-a-porter.com
Madewell off-the-shoulder striped cotton top, $70, net-a-porter.com
See by Chloé off-the-shoulder broderie anglaise cotton top, $280, net-a-porter.com
White eyelet off the shoulder top, $62, pixiemarket.com
Mara Hoffman ruffled off-the-shoulder striped top, $178, matchesfashion.com
Cecilie Copenhagen flounce off-shoulder top, $231, farfetch.com
Off-the-shoulder top, $15, hm.com
Stripe smock Bardot blouse, $52, topshop.com
Ellery Delores off the shoulder top, $690, modaoperandi.com
Tie sleeve blouse, $78, needsupply.com
For more spring trends we’re coveting:
Your Favorite Work Style Staple Just Got a Major Style Re-Boot for Spring
The Most Comfortable Work Heels for Spring
Countdown to Summer: 5 Warm Weather Fashion Trends You Can Start Wearing Now
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