How to Wear Off the Shoulder Tops: 5 Styling Tricks & Outfits

While the off-shoulder top isn’t at the pinnacle of many people’s favorite blouse list, having one or two can come handy when you want to steer away from your usual looks and bring something new to the table.

But lest you create a look that screams “ballroom dancer” instead of “stylish chic”, you definitely should check out the following styling tricks from some of the blogosphere’s sartorially-adept ladies:

1. Add Sophistication With Box-Pleated A-line Skirts

The skirt gives this top a more modern and feminine panache. Like Annabelle from Vivaluxury, take the sophistication up a notch by pairing it up with a chain-strapped bag and a pair of sandals.

Annabelle toting a chain-strapped bagAnnabelle toting a chain-strapped bag

2. Dramatic Look With Full Midi Skirt

Full midi skirts pretty much work with anything but try a fitted cropped off-shoulder top. It adds more drama to your look.

Just look at Konstantina from ‘Serial Klother’ below. Her blog is unfortunately no longer available online.

Konstantina rocks fitted cropped off-shoulder topKonstantina rocks fitted cropped off-shoulder top

3. Off-Shoulder Top and Track Shorts

Like Jess from ‘Jess Loves Fred’, balance out the silhouette of an oversized off-shoulder top with bell sleeves by teaming it up with a sportier bottom.

A pair of track shorts should work nicely for spring and summer. Her fashion blog is unfortunately no longer available online.

Jess wearing an off-shoulder top with track shortsJess wearing an oversized off-shoulder top with track shorts

4. Be Creative With Suspender Pencil Skirts

Rather than a plain shirt, team up a suspender pencil skirt with an off-shoulder top.

Like Enocha from Locks and Trinkets, accessorize with a pair of sandals and some chunky jewelry.

Enocha teams a suspender pencil skirt with an off-shoulder topEnocha teams a suspender pencil skirt with an off-shoulder top

5. Denim Overalls With Cropped Top

The girly appeal of the off-shoulder top contrasts with the denim overalls, creating an interesting look. You can cap off the look with a pair of sneakers or dress it up with a pair of solid-colored pumps for a sleeker effect.

Lidka’s fashion blog, Lidka N, is unfortunately no longer available online.

Lidka wears an off-shoulder top with denim overallsLidka wears an off-shoulder top with denim overalls

Don’t have a cute shoulder-baring top to wear yet? Here are some wonderful finds:

1. Alexander McQueen Cutout Top, $1045.00

Alexander McQueen Cutout Top

2. Blumarine Ruffled Blouse, $638.85

Blumarine Ruffled Blouse

3. Opening Ceremony Delta Long Sleeve Bra Top, $265.00 at Shopbop

Cutout shoulders and layered, crisscross straps detail a figure-hugging Opening Ceremony top, styled in a cropped silhouette.

Cutout shoulders and layered, crisscross straps detail a figure-hugging Opening Ceremony top, styled in a cropped silhouette.

4. re:named Floral off the Shoulder Crop Top, $48.00 at Shopbop

Patterned with graphic flowers, this sweet re:named crop top gains volume from gentle pleats.

Patterned with graphic flowers, this sweet re:named crop top gains volume from gentle pleats.

5. ONE by Viva Aviva Rongo Ruffle Top, $150.00 at Shopbop

Flounces drape across this silk crop top, bringing whimsical volume to the flirty off-shoulder profile.

Flounces drape across this silk crop top, bringing whimsical volume to the flirty off-shoulder profile.

6. For Love & Lemons La Flor Crop Top, $84.00 at Shopbop

A floral cropped top from The Lady & The Sailor, styled with flared sleeves.

A floral cropped top from The Lady & The Sailor, styled with flared sleeves.

Try styling these up the way these bloggers did and you won’t have to worry about lacking in style this season and the next!

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