How to Style Your New Off the Shoulder Top

Image Source: Lulu's

Image Source: Lulu's

Off the shoulder tops have been all the rage season after season lately, and they aren’t going anywhere soon. Tons of new trends are springing up to couple with the adorable off the shoulder trend, too, with everything from smocked tops to embroidered sleeves. The look is super easy to pull off; just tossing on an off the shoulder top immediately glams up your outfit - it’s effortless! This option from Lulu’s is the perfect springtime staple, and we’re here to help you nail the off the shoulder trend.

 

 


KEEP IT CASUAL

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Image Source: LoveOfMode

The blouse we’re working with from Lulu’s is super flirty, and although the details are subtle, it’s best to let them speak for themselves. Pair it with some dark, regular denim - something overly distressed might take away from the boho vibe! The sheer fabric of the top paired with the long sleeves and exposed shoulders makes it the perfect springtime transition piece. The polka dots are fun and playful, and the volume of the sleeves balances out the cinched top, making it a flattering option for any figure.

With an off the shoulder top, it might be tempting to over-accessorize, so be careful. You don’t want a ton of clunky necklaces taking away from the exposed shoulder look, so opt for layering some dainty pieces instead. Another great option is to toss your hair up in a loose, textured pony to play up the boho vibes and accessorize with some gold hoops! Grab a neutral pair of wedges like these Marc Fisher ones, throw on a pink matte lip for a pop of color, and your look’s complete!


BE BOLD

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Image Source: Mia Aventura con la Moda

If you want to try out something a little more extravagant than your typical blouse and jeans combo, this top would pair perfectly with a thrifted pair of overalls. The cinched waist of this top makes it a great option to layer under some overalls, since it won’t come off as boxy or ill-fitting. It’s definitely a statement, but it’s a trend that’s taking the fashion and festival scene by storm. An adorable pair of sandals (or pumps, if you want to glam it up a bit) would pair well with the look, and a unique crossbody bag like this one would really pull it together.

A little too adventurous? Dress up your look by opting for the black version of the blouse instead. The sheer fabric is even more accentuated in the black version, so it’s ideal for a night out with the girls. Pair it with some faux leather leggings like this pair from Express and a classic pair of pumps. You’ll still be rocking that flirty vibe thanks to the off the shoulder, but your outfit will be a whole lot edgier!

Image Source: Kati Ollino

Image Source: Kati Ollino

How To Style Your New Ankle Boots

IMAGE SOURCE: ALDO SHOES

IMAGE SOURCE: ALDO SHOES

Transitioning from winter fashion to springtime looks can be tricky, especially if there’s still a little snow on the ground. It’s still a bit cold and it’s definitely too early for sandals, but it’s beyond time to retire the boots - what’s even left to pair with that adorable pair of ripped jeans you just picked up? We love an adorable pair of suede ankle booties, especially paired with some distressed denim! Today's pick are these cuties from ALDO.

The best part about ankle booties is how versatile they are. Whether you’re looking to pair a comfy pair of shoes with something a bit fancier or you’re trying to amp up a more casual outfit, they make a great addition to any look! They aren’t big and bulky like a pair of riding boots, so they can look cute and dainty while still keeping you warm.


KEEP IT CASUAL

IMAGE SOURCE: Express

IMAGE SOURCE: Express

For a little touch of spring, grab some cropped jeans to pair with your new ankle booties, like this pair from Express. The dark wash denim is the perfect compliment to these suede booties, and the trendy distressing on the bottom is sure to draw more attention down to your new shoes! If you don’t want to buy a new pair of jeans, just remember the number one rule when it comes to rocking ankle booties: make sure your ankles are at least a little bit exposed, so be sure to cuff your jeans!

 
IMAGE SOURCE: ASOS

IMAGE SOURCE: ASOS

Pair the look with a more casual, understated top since the jeans and shoes do most of the talking with this look. A simple white v-neck would look great for a casual lunch day out with the girls, but you can add a little more texture with a top paired with a colorful cardigan for a flirty springtime look!


DRESS IT UP

IMAGE SOURCE: LULUS

IMAGE SOURCE: LULUS

Heels can be a girl’s worst nightmare, so if you’re dressing up for a March wedding, opt for booties instead! A heeled bootie still gives you height and makes your legs look longer and slimmer, but they’re much more comfortable than any stiletto heel out there, so you can dance the night away without ditching your shoes! These ankle booties would pair really well with a floral print dress, romper, or jumpsuit. We love the idea of going with a romper like this one from Lulu's for a spring wedding. That way, you’ll be comfortable all around, and you’ll still look fantastic!

 
IMAGE SOURCE: NANA MACS

IMAGE SOURCE: NANA MACS

The floral pattern in this romper works really well with the tan shade of these booties, but if you’re feeling extra adventurous, grab a colorful blush pink pair for a bigger statement. Gold accessories would really complete the look, too. Throw on some gold hoops and rock a textured up do to really show off the open back of the romper, and you’re ready!


Spring to Summer Wardrobe Transition

Didn’t have time to complete your spring cleaning of your wardrobe? No problem! Going into the summer season, you’d be surprised at how many new outfits you can create with your clothes from prior seasons! 

With spring’s cool breezes, you probably still have a few lightweight sweaters hanging around in your closet. Store away any heavy material sweaters (wool & tweed), and keep some light cotton sweaters for those chilly summer nights. 

Keep an eye out for trends in fashion for the summer. You never know what articles of clothing you already own that you can transition into a trendy summer outfit!

 

Spring and summer share a similar color palette (pinks, yellows, blues, etc.). By already owning solid t-shirts or pants that share the same color palette, it’s very easy to create new outfits!

Keep your light-weight scarves in your closet to spruce up a dress, or wear statement necklaces with a new summer outfit. Just like clothes, you can wear accessories that you already own with new outfits, or to jazz up a basic t-shirt or tunic!  

Spring Inspiration Board

Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited to put those cold winter days behind us! We’re celebrating with fun, pastel colors and florals galore. This spring, the natural makeup look is back with subtle shadows and no more overdrawn lips or brows. For everyday fashion, everything is flirty and off-the-shoulder. Florals are being incorporated everywhere, between hairstyles, patterns on skirts, and even signage and favors for your big day!We are seriously loving these style trends heading into warmer weather!