3 Fresh Ways to Style an Off-the-Shoulder Shirt

August is a weird transition period in fashion. It’s still hot as hell, and all you can think about is breezy fabrics and loose garments. You want to wear your fall pieces ASAP, but the weather does not allow you to do so.

In that case, the off the shoulder top can help you feel cool in unbearable climates while still looking stylish. So how do we transition this top into fall without looking too beachy? Well my dear, accessorizing with cool pieces like a neck choker or sleek bandana, you not only just jazzed up your summer look, but no one will realize you wore that shirt all summer long. You just got a brand new look and didn’t pay a dime (you’re welcome).

Australian brand Third Form creates chic and effortless looks while balancing the shoulders with the neck. Adding a thick or thin choker, a silky neutral colored bandana or even nothing at all, you can nail this look.

Here are some suggestions on where to currently buy off-the-shoulder tops, how to wear it now, and with what types of accessories. We literally have you covered. Well, everything other than your shoulders. 

1. Laid Back

Left to right: Milly top, Nasty Gal choker, Third Form look

All we want is to look chic and be comfortable. Is that too much to ask? This laid back, breezy off the shoulder look is inspired by fashionista Selena Gomez.

2. Soft Neutrals

From left: Topshop dress, Echo geometric scarf, Third Form look 

While you can still look sexy and sophisticated with this shoulder top trend, try these styles inspired by high fashion blogger Nicole Warne (@garypeppergirl). A flowy top with fitted bottoms create a gorgeous balance, fit for a business meeting or a hot date night.

3. Totally Profesh

From left: Nasty Gal shirt, ASOS necklace, Third Form look

The classic off the shoulder trend can always be your go to for this look. Take it from fashionistas Kendal Jenner and Olivia Palermo. They look timeless and effortless with just a top and fitted denim. Adding a simple necklace can jazz it up and still have you feeling like a goddess, because we all know, when we look good, we feel good, we do good.

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