Tips & Trends | Bare Your Shoulders

Summer is right around the corner, temperatures are rising, and the time to bare some skin to stay cool in the heat is upon us. Tanks tops have long been a summer staple, and while they’re still a great essential to have in your wardrobe, the shoulder-exposing trend is here to take the trusty tank’s place: Off The Shoulder. While there are endless ways to style this modern take on a retro look, here are three variations of one of this season’s coolest new trends.

Fully Exposed

The most popular way to rock this trend is to take on the classic boatneck, but instead of keeping the shoulders covered, this style sees them on full display. A denim dress is a simple and chic way to incorporate the off the shoulder look into your wardrobe. Paired with ankle boots or some pristine white sneakers, a neutral satchel and sweet sunnies, this look is perfect for grabbing a quick lunch with friends or spending the day shopping in the city.

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Cut It Out

A slightly more covered up approach to the trend, a blouse flaunting bare shoulders can be worn in many different ways. Patterned shorts can add some colour and interest to an otherwise monochrome outfit. Wear it on a night out with distressed jeans, chunky wedges and a floral clutch for some serious boho vibes.

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Half and Half

Nothing says summer like an airy romper, and in keeping with the off the shoulder trend, why not give the one shoulder style a try? You can wear rompers like these from the boardwalk to a backyard soiree with ease. A breezy cardigan, lace-up flats, and a pastel wristlet will have you looking, and feeling, cool all summer long.

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Will you be trying the off the shoulder trend this summer, and if so, how will you be styling it? Let us know in the comments below!

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