I recently read an article about off-the-shoulder tops and saw that they were “going out of style,” so naturally, I had to blog about their awesomeness. What does “going out of style” even mean anyways? And how does something classic go out of style? The off-the-shoulder “trend” has been around for god knows how long. I mean, it may have experienced a revival of sorts recently, but it sure as hell wasn’t new.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m going to continue wearing my off-the-shoulder tops because they’re a 10/10 in my book. I know it’s easy to get sucked into “hot or not” bullsh*t, but don’t let anyone tell you what you should and shouldn’t like. Wear whatever you want, whenever you want. If you like a trend, great. If you don’t like a trend, great. Don’t let a celeb, magazine or [insert relevant person or medium here] keep you from wearing what you love.
So, why exactly do I love off-the-shoulder crops? Reason no. 1, they’re sexy yet tasteful. I love plunging necklines as much as the next, but off-the-shoulder silhouettes can be just as hot, AND they leave more to the imagination. Ooze flirtatious femininity by sporting an adorable floral version like the one I’m wearing below – currently available online at ASOS for $27. It’s super comfortable, and the sleeves are stupid cute.
Reason no. 2: they look good on everyone, and I mean EVERYONE. These babies hit you right in the small of your waist, which mean = an exaggerated hourglass that’s sexy AF and elongated legs. Also, off-the-shoulder tops hit you, well, off-the-shoulder so you don’t have to deal with pinched armpit fat (!!!!)
Anddd last but not least, reason 3: you can mix and match to your heart’s desire. I paired mine with a trendy lace-up mini for today’s OOTD, but it would’ve looked just as cute with high-waisted jeans (or shorts if it’s hot out where you are) and sneakers for those of you looking for a more casual vibe. Try pairing it with a bandage skirt and stilettos for date night or a pencil skirt and kitten heels for the office. They seriously work for any and every occasion so make sure you experiment. Side bar: for those of you looking to purchase my skirt, it’s still available on ASOS!
Other adorable off-the-shoulder crops ($50):
Shot by Katelyn Mariko Photography.