Navy & White: Styling an Off the Shoulder Top
I thought I’d dip my toe into the off the shoulder top trend with this navy slub knit top by one of my favorite brands, Splendid. I really like the look, but I wondered if I’m too old and should take a pass on this trend. I received a lot of positive feedback when I posted this outfit on Instagram, so I decided to go ahead and shoot it and then decide.
Unfortunately, I don’t think this particular off the shoulder top is for me. While I like the idea of it, the slub knit is thin, and it actually was sort of see-through across the chest area. We had to work a little Photoshop magic to make these pictures suitable for public consumption. Ha!
I do like the top, though, and I think it would be perfect on someone with a little less baggage up top. It’s very soft and comfortable, which is what Splendid is known for.
I know I could buy a darker bra, and that would probably solve the issue with the thin fabric, but I don’t really want to invest in that so I sent this top back. I actually ordered a few more off-the-shoulder options to take with me on our trip to Maryland this weekend, and I scored with one of them. It’s red and really pretty! I can’t wait to show you!
I also feel this outfit could use a chunky necklace or something. When I put it together, I focused on adding large earrings and a stack of bracelets, but I think it still looks like it’s missing something. I ordered this Fringe Necklace, and I think that would have been pretty with this outfit, but now I’ll never know. Haha! Maybe it will work with my red top.
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I paired the navy top with white pants because I love navy and white together, especially in spring and summer, but this top would also be cute with light wash jeans for a more casual look.
These are my Florence skinnies. I know I say this every time I feature them, but these are the quintessential white skinny jean. They are thick but not stiff, they hug your curves but don’t cling, and they don’t stretch out as you wear them. They have a 9-inch rise, so it’s not too low and not too high, and the leg opening isn’t too snug at the bottom, if you’re concerned about the ice cream cone effect, ha!
I wore wedges to keep the outfit dressy, but it would work just as well with a flat sandal. By the way, a Stuart Weitzman Event at Nordstrom Rack just started. Sizes are going fast, so you have to hurry. These that I am wearing are not on that sale, but many other gorgeous styles by this fab designer are available at 40-50% off!
I ‘ve had a few people ask for advice on strapless bras. I finally went to Nordstrom and got fitted for one so I will have the option of wearing halters and off-the-shoulder tops this summer. I tried on about every one in the store, and I ended up with this one. It’s fairly comfortable as far as strapless bras go.
Slub Knit Off the Shoulder Top // DL1961 Florence Skinny Jeans // Stuart Weitzman Elixir Sandals
blue clutch via LeTote // Arabesque Chandeliers, Renegade Bracelet, Cage Cuff & Ally Wrap Bracelet via my Stella & Dot Boutique
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