Summer is upon us, fellow Chicagoans! After the bipolar weather of Spring, all of us at Chrome City are ready to soak up the sun and put away our chunky sweaters. In honor of Chicago summer approaching, we have found one major fashion trend that we will definitely be trying - off the shoulder tops.
The off-the shoulder top has been seen on almost every major fashion blogger and has been spotted on A-List celebs during fashion week. Whether you’re going for casual, elegant, Boho, fun, or just making a statement, the off the shoulder top should be a wardrobe essential for women everywhere according to us and Elle Magazine.
Off the shoulder tops are available in many different colors and styles, but sometimes the best route to go is simple and casual. A fitted, one color or striped top should be a staple for everyone, but the off the shoulder styled top can make an outfit look put together effortlessly. Adding a choker like the picture above is another easy accessory to add an edge to any casual outfit!
Elegant & Sleek
Cut outs, uneven necklines, and deep, darker colors create a polished look for an off the shoulder top. Sticking to a monochromatic color palette can instantly make any outfit more chic, especially if you go for a powerful all black ensemble.
An easy way to pull off a Bohemian look is sticking to white, flowy off the shoulder tops like the one above. This style allows for comfort but also looks polished and put together with any outfit, especially in white. It’s easier than you think to transform your outfit vibes with just one piece!
Fun & Flirty
Look for something different and original for a fun and flirty look. Pieces like the cropped off the shoulder top above give off fun vibes, especially when paired with swimsuit bottoms to create an original beach look.
Off the shoulder tops with major sleeves is perhaps my favorite aspect of this trend. If you are looking to make a statement definitely find a top that has crazy sleeves, bows, or a unique pattern. Not all of us have major fashion events to attend where we could wear some of these pieces, but it’s always possible to incorporate these statement pieces in your everyday style.
More looks below: