In the dog days of summer, there’s nothing quite as wonderful as putting on a light, breezy top—especially when enjoyed with an ice cold drink in hand. Top fashion bloggers across the globe are taking to the streets in the latest off the shoulder tops. These styles give you the freedom to bare your shoulders (no tan lines!) while maintaining a polished and put-together look. Stretchable necklines sit perfectly on the upper body and provide plenty of coverage along the chest and torso. Equally elegant, romantic, and practical, these drop shoulder looks are the perfect way to beat the heat.
1. Cutouts and Scalloped Edges: Lace Off the Shoulder Top
Jennifer from Joie Girl knows a thing or two about dressing with with joie de vivre! This adorable off the shoulder top features trapeze style cutouts, billowing sleeves, and a scalloped hemline. Its light and airy shape makes this top perfect for keeping your cool in the hottest summer days. Jennifer pairs her top with neutral skinnies, an adorable woven shoulder bag, and tan espadrille wedges.
2. Soulful Solids
In ethereal white, vibrant fuchsia, and metallic details, Alina Dinh from Style by Alina shows us how to fuse color blocking with boho elegance. Her off the shoulder top mixes cropped shapes and long, fluted sleeves for the perfect dose of vintage styling. She pairs light tones with a pop of pink and a comfortable pair of silver ballet flats. As the perfect summertime outfit, this look pairs simple lightweight pieces with flattering shapes.
3. Transitional Tones: Olive Off the Shoulder Top
Kacie from Elements of Ellis demonstrates the best way to combine light and dark fabric tones in this fabulous multi-seasonal look. Perfect for Spring, Summer, or early Fall, Kacie’s olive drop shoulder top and black fringe purse are on-trend and versatile. She pairs them with white textured skinny jeans and gold sandals for an instant summer classic. Last but not least, her long elephant charm necklace and delicate gold jewelry add just the right details to this outfit. Bravo!
4. Denim Drop Shoulder Top
Denim shirts have been all the rage lately, but we have yet to see one quite as fabulous as this drop shoulder top featured on Atlantic-Pacific. Like a tempestuous summer romance, this top is hard to forget. Its elastic off the shoulder neckline, slouchy cut, and sleeve ties make it perfect for a casual day on the town or by the shore. Paired with a classic leather saddlebag, tortoise shell glasses, and sun hat, this look is perfect for soaking up the sun!
5. Off the Shoulder Crop Top
Courtney Quinn from Color Me Courtney combines the drop-shoulder trend with an old favorite: the crop top! This gorgeous lace top adds delicate femininity to the boldness of the studded shoes and yellow skirt. Courtney’s delicate gold jewelry and hyper structured shoulder bag stay on-trend, while her short-brimmed straw sun hat invokes an old school Annie Hall vibe.
6. Vertical Stripes
Stripes and jewels and jean shorts, oh my! This look from Sugar Love Chic combines some of the best trends of summer with a few timely updates. Krista’s adorable off the shoulder top adds casual elegance to the traditional summer outfit, while her silver statement necklace effectively balances the low neckline. Add a high pony, delicate earrings, and jeweled slides, and you’re ready to take any summer event by storm.
7. Boho: Fringe Lace and Crochet Details
This delightfully retro look by Heather from Style by Fluent is so perfect, it’s hard to know where to start. First, the all-white color palette highlights the warm leather tones of her shoulder bag and the platforms peeking out from her flared bell bottoms. White is also an instant tan-enhancer (viola!) and therefore an ideal summer move. The crocheted texture of her drop shoulder top adds dimension and comfort in the heat of summer.
Do you wear off the shoulder tops? We hope these outfits gave you some ideas on how to mix and match these tops.