Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Shoulder Season

Have you heard the news? It’s officially shoulder season!!! Stop by your favorite store, flip through a fashion magazine, take a look down the street- the odds are, you’ll spot the shoulder-less trend at least once. I’ve been a fan of cut out shoulders for decades (see examples here & here), it makes sense that I’m head over heels with the modern take on the bared look.
I spotted this particular beauty online, but I hesitated to take the plunge because I prefer to shop in-store. Nevertheless, the fact that it was under $25 eventually won me over, and I finally made my very first purchase from ASOS Curve!
Tip: I’m wearing a size 14 but I find it to be a bit too big in the bodice. I’m hoping that it’ll shrink, just enough, after its first wash for a perfect fit. Any who, the sizing is generous, feel free to size down. I think I could have done a size 10 easily…Moving on, this top is actually a bodysuit with a snap closure. The fabric is soft and breathable and the color is a subtle grey that could pair wonderfully with pastels.
What I love about this top besides its simplicity is its versatility. You can choose to wear it high up on the shoulders, lower, one shoulder in/out, and so on.  I opted for a lower rise off the shoulders for this causal cowgirl ensemble, but would easily wear it higher up to the office and so forth.
Yes, shoulders are officially having a moment this season and I couldn’t be more happy about it! 
Note: This post is part of a blogger collaboration with Sahily of Pretty in Pigments (Instagram), Sheena of I am She Global (Instagram) and myself. Check out the #UnitedlyPlus hashtag to learn more about each of us and our collaboration!

Wool fedora: D&Y, worn here| Off the shoulder top: ASOS, size 14| Belt: Banana Republic 
Jeans: NYDJs, size 12 (worn here)| Booties: Steve Madden, worn here

8 comments:

  1. Oh Yes my Sista you gave this outfit Life. . ain't misbehavin (the smile says it all). Your top is perfect on this sassy cowgirl look.

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    1. Thanks Babe!!! This look was such a fun yet simple wear, I'm looking forward to rocking it out again :)

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  2. Yeeeesss, Joi! You are absolutely working this ensemble. I just purchased my first piece from ASOS Curve as well. Can't wait to share it. Thanks for sharing your personal style with us :)

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    1. Thank you Kishina!!!! I'm looking forward to your post!

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  3. Love love this, Joi! I find off-shoulders very sexy and the fit of the denim is so GOOD.

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    1. Thank you Missy!!! Cold shoulders are in the moment right now, and great fitting denim is classically essential <3

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