Maxi Tops and Kimonos for late summer

There's nothing like a fabulous duster or kimono or maxi top (whatever you wanna call them) to layer over your summer look. Whether it's over a bathing suit, a tee and denim shorts, or a cami and leggings -- they can seriously dress up any outfit from head to toe (literally!)

I got this pretty one from Target (similar here) and I've linked a bunch more below (including maternity and plus size, even though all should be pretty flowy and flexible).

Also - special note: these are so great for chestier / busty girls like me because I can just unbutton them and not worry about the size except for whether they fit my arms or shoulders. Total win!

beach kimono
Maxi Top Style
Target Kimono
Summer Style

XO Jen

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, Vogue.com

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):

Ode to Summer - Dress Under $25

Summer is ending soon -- luckily it'll hold out a bit longer here in Atlanta. So I can keep my shift dresses and florals going on over the next month or so -- and by then, I'll still keep shifting and floral-ing into winter ... let's be real. I can't give up the simple cut of a shift dress and the grace of a floral print.

This pretty dress from Make Me Chic is only $24 -- and the rest of my accessories are all from Forever21, including the fabulous shoes. Scroll down for links and similar items <3

Dress: MakeMeChic
Mules, Sunglasses, Bracelet, Choker: Forever 21 (I have a problem.)
Bag: H&M
// Similar items linked below //