Every once a while, a trend comes along that takes every one by storm. It’s all you see everywhere — from Instagram stars to IRL co-workers. The latest such trend is the off-the-shoulder. Here are three reasons why Ruth Hartman, our chief merchant, dubs this style the must-have of the season:
1. IT PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH STATEMENT EARRINGS
Two of the season’s biggest trends — off-the-shoulder silhouettes and statement earrings — come together to create the ultimate summer look. Flaunting a big earring is so much more impactful when a bare shoulder acts as a blank canvas, rather than having a shirt that can clutter the look. It’s two of those things that are just better together!
2. IT WORKS FOR EVERY BODY
Whether you do your bicep curls every morning or Michelle Obama arms are just a distant dream, off-the-shoulder styles really are your friend. Every body (and body type) can embrace this flattering and forgiving trend. It’s versatile, works across age groups and is adjustable — you can bare more or less depending on your comfort factor (or how much you love your arms)!
3. IT’S THE ULTIMATE POP PIECE
In a closet full of basics and staples, you can bank on an off-the-shoulder style to deliver that pop. Worn as a top or as a dress, it’s that piece that never fails to get people’s attention and single-handedly brings on the compliments.