Trends are typically thought of as synonymical for fads, but occasionally, a simple, classic trend will roll around. Today I’m talking all about my recent favorite “classy trend” in another installment of my Trend Tracking series. In these posts I choose a trend that I like and link a few of my favorite pieces which follow that trend, read the previous two here and here! Let’s get on with it!
I first began to see off the shoulder tops and dresses last summer. While it sometimes takes me a while to get used to or accept a trend, I immediately loved off the shoulder pieces. As I said before, this trend is definitely among the most classy, ladylike I’ve seen in a while. So much so, even iconic “preppy” brands like Lilly Pulitzer have picked up on it. I love the bell sleeves and ocean inspired print on this silk Lilly Pulitzer off the shoulder top and it’s so perfect for upcoming summer nights! This pink printed knit top from Lilly is another gorgeous off the shoulder option. One of my favorite off the shoulder tops that I’ve come across recently is this one from Forever 21, complete with embroidery, pom poms, loose sleeves, and the prettiest light pink hue. This one from J.Crew is in a classic navy gingham print and has cute little ties at the sleeves. Another one of my favorites is this simple white top from Loft with bell sleeves and embroidery around the hemlines. Old Navy has also caught on to the trend and carries this pretty blue and white pinstripe off the shoulder style and couple other styles including this simple off the shoulder top with an embroidered ruffle that comes in both black and white. This relaxed, drapey-sleeved navy and white stripe top from Gap is another super cute option. Off the shoulder dresses are just as worthy of adoration. Forever 21 carries two of my favorites; this denim dress with a ruffle lined with colorful tassels and this floral mauve number. This navy silk Lilly Pulitzer dress is in the prettiest painted floral print (possibly my favorite Lilly print this season, actually). This coral Gap dress features pretty eyelet detailing and a flattering waist tie. I also love this grey mineral wash romper with an off the shoulder ruffle and drawstring waist from Forever 21! All of the pieces mentioned are pictured and linked below! Click on an item you like to shop!
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