I always joke that shoulders are the new cleavage. It sounds funny to say but I actually stand by that statement. As the weather starts to warm up and the days get a little longer, one of my favorite styles to wear is the off-the-shoulder top. It’s feminine and gives a hint of skin to keep things interesting. It can make even the most basic outfit look more chic and stylish.
Balance, in my opinion, is key when styling your looks. I believe this concept was shared with me by my mom but it is essentially creating harmony to your outfit. For example, if you are showing a good amount of skin on top, then you wear pants or a longer skirt on the bottom to balance it out. Same goes for it your wearing something form-fitting on top, you wear a looser garment on the bottom. Of course, these are more guidelines than an actual “rule” because there are definitely exceptions. However, it provides a good starting point.
Taking that same philosophy, I paired this fitted off-the-shoulder top with a flowy, pleated skirt that I picked up at Macy’s. I not only loved the colors but the style as well. It’s a great transition piece from Winter to Spring that you can pair with knee high boots, booties, pump and even sandals. So, no matter what the weather, you will be able to dress accordingly.
Check out the outfit details below as well as some other pleated skirts that I am loving at the moment!
*Fit notes: Wearing a size XXL in the skirt. It has a stretchy waistband so it’s easy to pull on and off
Photographer: Steve Suavemente