Off The Shoulder Summer Tops

Above,  Top: Target ( similar ) , Sneakers: Nordstrom ( similar )  and yes I'm wearing shorts but you can't see them b/c of how I'm sitting

Above, Top: Target (similar) , Sneakers: Nordstrom (similar)
and yes I'm wearing shorts but you can't see them b/c of how I'm sitting

Off-shoulder tops peaked a few years ago, but I don't think they're going anywhere simply cause they feel so flattering and are super fun to wear in the summer.

As usual, it all comes down to a certain spirit in how you wear it, coupled with a good dose of self-awareness.
— Alessandra Codinha,

I figured I'd share some of my favorite off-the-shoulder looks that I have my eye on. Some are even office appropriate (providing you don't work in a strictly business casual environment); but it's safe to say most of these are for post 9 to 5 and/or weekend wear.

Shop these faves below (I've given some tips on how to pair the first few):

Stripes and Chokers ($50 Outfit)

This entire outfit was $50, no lie. I'm so torn because on the one hand, I hate falling into trends vs. staying classic; but who says the off-shoulder top can't be the NEW CLASSIC. Style and fashion is all about experimentation; I should allow the off-shoulder to creep into my "staples" for summer. They're just so fun and allow you to stay simple/chic in other areas - ex: my all black faux leather leggings & slip ons. So I guess I've fallen into the deep black hole of the off-shoulder trend and I'm not leaving anytime soon! These suckers can stay in my closet.

Can't wait to figure out what button-down off-shoulder tops I can include in my fall wardrobe! Ah, but I digress... scroll down for links to similar and/or exact items featured here!

Top: Shein ($10) // Leggings: H&M (similar here for $10) // Shoes: H&M ($25) // Choker: SheIn ($4)

This H&M/SheIn trend is slightly embarrassing BUT (there is a but!) they feature a lot of current trends that may die out later for a great price and, honestly, even quality. None of these items have broken down yet and I've had these leggings for 2 years now - and a huge plus, the shoes aren't uncomfortable!

Also kudos to my girl Adhiti for shooting me while it was drizzling/semi-gross outside. 

Shirt Slits and Shoulders

So I've only recently caught on with this whole off-shoulder trend; I felt like I had to have flawless collar bones to rock this look, but believe it or not, it's pretty flattering either way. The versatility of this SheIn top is surprising; thought it was a one occasion type of shirt, but realized it can be worn in so many different ways, whether paired with shorts or skinny jeans/leggings or tied up with a maxi skirt; I can see this being a fabulous neutral go-to since its cut provides all the flair! The necklace was on sale at H&M while the shoes were not, but still a purchase I don't regret (FYI they're only $20 now -- see links below!).

Top: c/o SheIn // Shorts: Target, similar here & here // Shoes: H&M // Necklace: H&M, similar here