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3 Reasons Why I’m Still Cool with the Off the Shoulder Trend

January 19, 2017

I don’t know about you, but I feel we have been seeing the “Off the Shoulder” trend for what seems like forever now.  Here we are 2ish years later since the trend resurfaced and shoulders are still going strong! In the winter months and all! Whether it’s off both shoulders, draped off one shoulder, or shoulder cut-outs…it’s been shoulder, shoulder, shoulder!

ann taylor scarf, silk scarf, off the shoulder, red hair

BELL SLEEVE, LACE SLEEVE, BLACK OFF THE SHULDER DRESS, WHTE BAG, ANN TAYLOR SCARF

Here are 3 reasons why I’m still cool with the Off-the-Shoulder trend:

  1. It adds Interest – The silhouette simply changes things up a bit from the standard shoulder design. To me, style is all about changing things up anyway.
  2. It adds Femininity – There is just something about a woman’s shoulders that represents beauty in one of the most feminine ways. At times I like to balance the feminine affect by styling off the shoulder pieces with something a little more edgy. But that’s me.
  3. It adds Strength – Our shoulders contribute to carrying A LOT of “stuff”! Whether it’s a diaper bag, child, groceries, or just the everyday stresses of life – this body part carries it all. Why wouldn’t we give shoulders center stage every now and then? They definitely deserve it!

 

SANDAL WEDGES, OFF THE SHOULDER DRESS, EXAGERATED SLEEVES, OUT ON THE TOWN DRESS, SILK SCARF

OTS DRESS, TEAL WALL, MONTROSE TEAL CHEVERON WALL, BLACK DRESS, BELL SLEEVE, SQUARE SCARF

For me a garment that encompasses interest, feminine beauty, and strength all in one reflects a pretty powerful statement!

What about you guys? Are you still thriving in the off the shoulder band wagon? How do you like to style yours? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.  I hope you all have a blessed rest of your week.

♥ Annette

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DRESS (similar) | WEDGES (similar) | BAG (similar) | SCARF (similar)

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40 Comments

  • Reply Casey January 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I love the off the shoulder trend too! I agree about the femininity aspect. I love when my collar bone is exposed!

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 8:37 am

      It’s definitely a beautiful and strong attribute. 😉

    • Reply Gloria Tiberi January 26, 2017 at 12:48 am

      I like the off the one shoulder option and tops that have wholes on top of the sleeve.

      • Reply Annette January 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        Yes me too! 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Canard January 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love this blog. enjoy seeing the beauty are you in time, going to add children fashions?

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 8:38 am

      Thank you! Actually haven’t thought about that one…perhaps?

  • Reply Patricia Hobson January 19, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I think the dress is really cute and classy all in one!

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

      Thank you 🙂 It’s an easy and comfy one.

  • Reply Krysten January 19, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I am not ready for it to go away yet. I love that you add strength, because that is one reason that I still really like it. You carry everything on your shoulders and they are beautiful for doing so.

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Exactly! That is how I feel too. 😉 Thank you so much for reading Krysten. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Hanna January 20, 2017 at 6:37 am

    I LOVE off the shoulder!!! Especially because I breastfeed! Super easy breast access! You look fabulous!

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      There is a very valid point! lol Thank you Hanna 🙂

  • Reply Melissa January 20, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I LOVE off the shoulder shirts/dresses, but I don’t wear them enough! I love this dress and the shoes are amazing too!

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Thank you Melissa. 🙂

  • Reply Nicole January 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I love the OTS trend and you wear it so well! Hope the trend doesn’t die out!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge // Enter My Giveaway!

    • Reply Annette January 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm

      Thank you Nicole. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Savanna January 20, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    I agree completely! It’s a gorgeous look!

    • Reply Annette January 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hi Savanna! Thank you…and thank you for stopping by. I loved your latest post btw on getaways. 🙂

  • Reply Angela Amores January 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Loved reading your thoughts on this trend. Such a pretty dress on you!! I haven’t jumped on this trend because it started when I was pregnant with my son, and then after lots of picking up baby. I was worried about a wardrobe oops moment. I’m going to try this hopefully this summer.
    Angela
    http://www.prettyinherpearls.com

    • Reply Annette January 21, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      I totally get that…ots can cause “oops” moments whether you have a baby or not! Ha! Thanks so much for reading, Angela! 🙂

  • Reply Jazz January 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I love this whole look!

    • Reply Annette January 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply anna January 22, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    I love this look and how you styled this dress!!

    • Reply Annette January 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you Anna! 🙂

  • Reply Lindsay January 22, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I love the off the shoulder trend as well! You are totally rocking it! I’d love for you to join my fashion link up, The Weekly Style Edit! we would love to have you!

    xo Lindsay
    http://www.middleofsomewhereblog.com

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks Lindsey! Would love to, thank you!

  • Reply Courtney January 23, 2017 at 8:07 am

    I agree with how feminine it is! It makes me feel like i’m on vacation and about to do something fun 🙂 Love it!

    • Reply Annette January 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      That is a great way to look at it. Definitely need to try that, because this momma needs a vacation!! 😉 Thanks Courtney.

  • Reply Kristeena January 23, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    I love this look so much! The off the shoulder trend is still a favorite of mine and I can’t wait for summer weather to rock it again!

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you Kristeena! 🙂 I think Summer is going to approach us quicker than we think here in Houston. Already 80’s in January!!

  • Reply Silvia January 23, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Omg you look great! I really love this entire post and I agree it off the shoulder definitely adds interest! It’s like the thing my eyes always gravitate towards when I see it! Also I always feel more confident with a super cute off the shoulder top or dress!

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Silvia! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Trufant January 23, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Okay. I’m off the shoulders all day everyday if I could rock it like you!! I think off the shoulder adds just the right amount of skin showing and the perfect amount of sexy!

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Hi Jessica! You are so right…it really does bring a nice balance of sexy. 🙂

  • Reply Claudia January 23, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    It def looks great on you!!

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you Claudia…appreciate that. 🙂

  • Reply kels January 24, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Can we talk about your shoes for a second?? So good! And yes, I’m into the OTS look, too, but never really feel like I have anywhere to go that I could rock that look 🙁

    • Reply Annette January 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      Thank you! 🙂 I get where your coming from. I changed it up a little bit last summer by wearing it under some denim overalls. It just helped provide that casual vibe. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Crystal January 25, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Lovely looks, you are beautiful.

    • Reply Annette January 25, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Crystal. 🙂

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