Blogger Style: Off The Shoulder Tops!


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

Blogger Style - Off the shoulder tops

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

Blogger Style - Off the shoulder tops

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

Blogger Style - Outfit with an 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

Black off the 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

Lace 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

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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

Boho Outfit - Lace off the shoulder top with white flare pants

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.

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Summer Stripes: Outfit Inspiration from 8 Style Bloggers


Stripes are a classic style choice year-round, but they seem most fitting for the warm weather months. From thick stripes to thin, they’re endlessly versatile and add a timelessly chic vibe to your summer wardrobe. Fashion bloggers the world over have been successfully rocking summer stripes in casual and dressed-up looks that you can replicate with easy, affordable pieces. Check out these stylish outfits from the best of the fashion blog-o-sphere:

1. The mixed-texture stripe:

Summer Stripes - Patterned Striped Dress by Roberto Cavalli

Kristina Bazan at Kayture flaunts her elegant style in this classically textured Roberto Cavalli A-line striped pattern dress. Fusing elements of embroidery, nautical stripes, scalloped lace edging, and delicate Parisian-inspired colors, this look is a total home run. Bazan updates the classically feminine silhouette with hyper-modern metallic cat’s eye sunglasses.

2. Striped Pants

Summer striped pants with a white tee

Danielle Bernstein at We Wore What understands the delicate balance between comfortable and chic. This perfectly refined vertical-stripe pants are a great way to strut the city in style while staying casual. Because these stripes are the total package, all you need is a plain white tee, simple hat, and sandals. Switch in boots and a cardigan, and this look could translate well for fall.

 

3. Little Striped Dress

Summery black & white little striped dress

Jessica Stein at Tuula Vintage knows that summer is the perfect time to go classically feminine with your wardrobe choices. This adorable dress fuses classic bias wide stripes with a form-fitting silhouette. Its center peekaboo cutout makes the dress modern while black strap sandals add a dose of timeless simplicity.

 

4. Striped Maxi Skirt

Striped maxi skirt with a white shoulderless top

Aimee Song at Song of Style aces beach attire in her fabulous striped maxi skirt (J. Crew). Paired with a flowing drop-shoulder peasant top, the maxi skirt and fedora add just the right amount of comfort, style, and practicality for a hot summer day. This breezy look transforms seamlessly from a day on the beach to a casual summer dinner.

 


5. Striped T-Shirt Dress

Striped t-shirt dress

Julia Sariñana at Sincerely Jules pairs a casual thin-striped t-shirt dress with bold red cardigan and gold details. Her stacked rings, gold watch, and angled frames add just the right dose of sartorial style while remaining understated. The loose-fitting dress is perfect for hot days, running errands, or meeting a friend for a weekend coffee date.

 

 6. Collared Sleeveless Shirt Dress

Collared Sleeveless Collared Shirt Dress in a Simple Vertical Stripe

Julie Afshin runs her blog, The Darling Detail, out of Texas, so we’re guessing she knows a thing of two about surviving the summer heat. Her vertical striped tank dress is light and airy, while its simplicity makes it perfect for easy pairing. The rough edging of each vertical line adds an artsy vibe to the traditional pinstripe style.

 

7. Striped Tent Dress

Wide stripe pleated tent dress

Blair Eadie at Atlantic-Pacific goes casual glam in her tan striped tent dress. A subtle color palette and delicate pleating add the perfect amount of structure and style. Its comfortable design looks chic and refined, making this perfect for a summer date, vacation outfit, or outdoor gathering.

 

8. Striped Tank Top

Summery striped tank top with white pants

Lee Parrino at The Modern Legacy styles this striped peekaboo tank with white linen pants, a black bra, slides, and black leather tote. Parrino does justice to her blogger namesake by staying modern while making a classic statement with traditional item pairings. This look is equal parts fierce and utilitarian.

Some of these bloggers may be wearing luxury designers but stripes are available everywhere. We hope you got some ideas here on how to mix & match outfits with stripes this summer!

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Cute Outfit Ideas on What to Wear on a Day Date


Day dates are a great chance to get to know someone in a low pressure environment. It also opens you up to more options on how to spend your time together (no need for just dinner or drinks). And since day dates are more casual, you can choose something from your wardrobe that is day-time appropriate. Just remember to keep your makeup natural since you will probably be outdoors, select footwear that is comfortable since you may be out for a bit, and have fun!

Here are a few outfit ideas on what to wear for your next day date:

Sight Seeing:

Bohemian stone bracelet perfectly pairs with an orange top

This adorable spring outfit combines all the best things about good weather: bright bold colors, white skirts, and trendy straw hats. Top it all off with beautiful organic stone bracelet, and antiqued silver earrings, and are ready to venture out in to town. {Shop the rest of the outfit on Polyvore}

Outdoor Concert:


Chic triple chain necklace amps up colored denim and white top

Since day dates are casual trying dressing it down with your favorite hue of colored denim to create an outfit like the one above. Throw on a simple white top (no need to make it complicated), and you can pair the look with a stylish three strand chain necklace, some gold dangle earrings, and a hamsa hand bracelet. {Shop the rest of the outfit on Polyvore}

Picnicking:

Cutout sun dress pairs well with tiger eye earrings and gold cuff necklace

This lovely sundress will be comfortable and light for any outing, especially if it involves a picnic. Keep your hair back with this yellow headband to show off your new tiger eye earrings and add a gold cuff bracelet to finish the outfit. Remember you want to be comfortable, so stick with these beautiful brown leather sandals.  {Shop the rest of the outfit on Polyvore}

 

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