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Shrug It Off

Kauai, Hawaii
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June 17, 2016

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If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s most definitely the off-the-shoulder silhouette. When I was a little, I always loved those incredible collar bone bearing gowns that all of the classic princesses got to wear – Bridgette Bardot, Grace Kelly, Belle (a la Beauty and the Beast). And although arm-length gloves, large A-line gowns, and epic tiaras aren’t my thing, the off-the-shoulder top will never go out of style. With festival season in full swing, and the official first day of summer just four days away (Summer Solstice anyone?), it’s no wonder that these shoulder baring looks are back in action. I’ve been a huge fan of this look ever since I can remember, and was so excited to see that it was such a defining trend in a number of spring and summer collections across the board for 2016.

I also love the mentality that comes with off the shoulder numbers. Striking the perfect balance of sophistication and sexy, there’s something about these pieces that feels like an ode to “shake it off”. It’s an opportunity to let all the things that are worrying you or bothering you simply fall to the wayside. Shrug off those bad vibes, it is summer after all! But how do you reinvent a classic? See below for my favorite ways to style your perfect spring and summertime pieces for delivering the freshest takes on the iconic vintage silhouette.

BOHO LUXE

With a look and vibe that is ultra bohemian, it’s no surprise that off the shoulder dresses and tops are making a statement. It’s effortless, feminine, and incredibly chic. Elevate a bohemian look with a patterned off the shoulder piece, or pair a flouncy top with the perfect pair of culottes for relaxed, coastal vibes.

COLOR ME HAPPY

Play up these architectural silhouettes with funky pops of color. The sky’s the limit! Pair a vibrant, striped top with a perfect pair of high-waisted trousers or a colorful, off the shoulder body-hugging number for summer nights.

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Embracing the bold lines and architecture of this innovative style, play up the volume of the  sculpted shoulder with statement accessories. Who says less is more? A thick sleeve and bold jewelry could be the perfect outfit for lazy Sunday brunching or an afternoon of shopping. Pair it with a form-fitting pencil skirt for a more professional look!!

Check out a few of my favorite pairings below or feel free to play around and mix and match different looks and styles! Whether you favor a relaxed bohemian vibe or a cleaner, more modern look, I’ve got you covered with the season’s hottest trend!!

Photos by Fred Cipoletti.

:: REVOLVE Juliette Dress :: Jannesa Leone Hat ::

VIEW & ADD COMMENTS +

Sooo gorgeous!! I have really enjoyed your Hawaii posts!

xo Bryn
http://www.waketonroad.com

Obsessed with this dress!! I am convinced I want it now!

Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

Such lush beautiful scenery! Seems like an absolute dream, really. Love this look…the red and white with black accents. Perfect <3

xoxo – Kelly
http://www.dreaminlace.com

Thank you so much Kelly!

I couldn’t agree more. Hawaii was an absolute dream and there was something about the color palette that felt equal parts warm, edgy, and tropical!

xo,
Jenny

Thank you so much Angelina! And thanks for stopping by!

xo,
Jenny

Thank you sweetheart!

xo,
Jenny

Love this post! I too love the off the shoulder look and am so glad it is on trend this summer 🙂

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Hi Mel!!

Oh my goodness, I couldn’t agree more. I’m so happy the off the shoulder trend is back, just in time for some über feminine silhouettes!

xo,
Jenny

Stunning landscape and a beautiful outfit!!! I love your posts!
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Hi Marisa,
so glad you’re enjoying! Is there anything – content wise – that you’d like to see featured?!

xo,
Jenny

These photos are so beautiful.
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Thank you Diana!

My husband Freddie is an incredible artist and photographer, I couldn’t agree more!

xo,
Jenny

I love the OTS look and I’ve tried some on myself and loved how it looked as well but haven’t yet officially added any to my wardrobe!

Jen | The Emerald Girl

You Must! You Must!

Now’s the time to test it out before cooler weather!

xo,
Jenny

Like your backdrop!
And LOVE LOVE those shoes!!!

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I’m obsessed with them too!! Your pictures look stunning as usual!

Marta
http://www.martamademoiselle.com

So glad we’re on the same page girl!

xo,
Jenny

I know! I wish I could go back and take in that view every day!!

xo,
Jenny

Very beautiful post. I love your new layout of writing! You’re such a great fashion journalist <3
xoxo

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Thank you so much!

I’m so happy that you’re loving the new content I’m creating and can’t wait to keep churning out more innovative work!!

xo,
Jenny

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Beautiful shots of images … Breathtaking views & gorgeous outfit just parfait for the occasion! 🙂

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Thank you for being such a dedicated reader!

I’m so SO grateful.

xo,
Jenny

I can’t get enough of off-the-shoulder silhouettes either!

xo, Carey
https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

Carey,

Tell me you have a bunch of them stocked for your summer wardrobe too?

xo,
Jenny

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