The Cold Shoulder

Ladies, get ready to bare your shoulders… spring has sprung! Every year with warmer weather comes shorter shorts and cropped tops, but this year you can go ahead and add the cold shoulder to that list.

I can’t even call this a trend since it is now a staple for any girl’s spring into summer wardrobe. I used to hate my shoulders and thought they were too broad for me to ever pull off the ‘cold shoulder’ look. However, the more I tried on these tops and dresses, the more I fell in love with this versatile look. So my advice to you: TRY it! There is an overwhelming feeling of confidence you will get when rocking this look.

One of my favorites is this Lilly Pulitzer top (also comes in pink). I can wear this to work and pull the sleeves up for a more professional look.


Off the Shoulder Top: Lilly Pulitzer, $148 (similar, similar)
Red Pants: Express, $69
Nude Flats: Gianni Bini, $35 on sale
Leather Bag: Tory Burch, old (similar, similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similar)
Cuff: Stella & Dot, old (similar)
Earrings: Stella & Dot, old (similar)

OR, I can pull the sleeves down for a more chic style when I meet the girls for a post-work happy hour. Because of the lace texture on the top, I like keeping it simple on the bottom with a colorful pair of skinny jeans. This allows me to coordinate my shoes and jewelry to match the pants. I also love the lace detail and scalloped hem.


Green pants: Forever 21, old (similar)
Clutch: Francesca’s, old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden, $89
Necklace: Stella & Dot, old (similar, similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade, $38

Another top option is one that’s off the shoulder but still has straps for support. This black top is super comfortable and comes in 2 other colors! The lightweight material also makes it perfect for summer. I wore this on my April trip to Charleston, SC. It was a little chilly at night so I definitely appreciated having the sleeves at dinner time!


Black Top: Vince Camuto, $89

Here are a few of my other favorite off the shoulder options:


One, $56  |  Two, $19  |  Three, $198  |  Four, $58  |  Five, $138 |  Six, $58

Xx, Hannah Beth


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