The Cold Shoulder


Anytime I have an opportunity to reveal my shoulders I take it. There is something about exposed shoulder that radiates a subtle sexiness. This look became trendy in spring of this year. However, fashion is cyclical, so this isn’t the first time this style was the “it” look. This on and off trend has remained an essential in my wardrobe since tenth grade, so I guess that makes me the shoulder showing fashion authority. Probably not. However, I do know a thing or two about how to transition this shoulder baring garment through fall.


More Fabric

If you are active on social media, you’ve probably noticed that the ongoing trend for the off the shoulder look has been short sleeves, crop top, open back, and barely there material. This isn’t nearly enough for the cool temperatures ahead. No worries, I have the solution. Wear more fabric! Instead of short sleeves, choose a three-quarter or full-length sleeve. In lieu of an open back, just don’t…or do, if the weather permits, because that would be a stunning ensemble. Choose fabrics that are close knit to shield yourself from that inevitable cool breeze.


Layers, Layers, Layers

Depending on where you are in the world, fall can be more of an impostor, masquerading as winter. If this is the case, add layers.  Layers are one of the most exciting things about fall, along with sweaters, and the absence of humidity. If you are going for a edgy preppy look, pairing an off the shoulder knit over a button down collared blouse is the way to go.

Dress It Up Or Down

Try wearing an off the shoulder dress. A figure hugging midi length dress is a classy way to show off curves. I’m a fan of the cinched waist and flared bottom silhouette because it creates the illusion of curves for us straight up and down gals. Opt for sneakers instead of heels to create a casual feel.



I love this blue and white ASOS off the shoulder stripe wrap back top. I paired it with a fitted tapered pant to balance out my loose structured blouse. This shirt is perfect for cooler temperatures. Even though it is made from cotton material, it is an impenetrable fortress. I wore it on a warm, humid day and I was sweating like a hooker in church (no offense to hookers).

I’m loving this look and I hope you love it too. Thanks for reading!

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