When I was a kid, summers were all about feeling lazy and carefree. We would take the train and spend weeks in Ukraine, near Kiev, laying by the Dnipro river and reading books or thinking about boys. Oh, that was the life… Anyhow, summer is in a full swing here in Los Angeles, and between work, home, and kids, it seems like there are no lazy summer days in sight. To make the best of it, I started incorporating my favorite fun summer trends and colors into my work wardrobe, and nothing says Summer 2016 more than an off the shoulder top!
I have always loved strapless dresses and off the shoulder silhouettes, but thought it was only for a smaller chested girls. This year, though, there are so many beautiful options, that I gave strapless bras a try and was amazed how many great options are out there nowadays! For an extra assurance and peace of mind, I found that ruffle shoulders easily hide any slips or imperfections.
The off the shoulder silhouette is feminine and flattering for every body type, hight, and weight. I love the bright color (blue is my new black hehe!) and pattern of this top, and the pleasant touch of the fabric. This top pairs well with pencil skirts and A-line skirts, with wide legged pants, flares, and skinny jeans. When wearing it to work, I sometimes feel that I am exposing too much skin under an unflattering fluorescent light, so I temporarily cover my shoulders by pulling the straps up or wearing a light blazer. As soon as I am out for lunch or home, I pull the shoulders down. It’s summer after all!!
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Michael Kors quilted cross body bag, old (similar by Tory Burch here)
Dolce and Gabbana pumps, old (absolutely in love with these Manolo slingback pump, now on sale!)
Michael Kors sunglasses, old (similar by Le Specs here)