Stay on trend with an ever-so-sexy, clavicle bearing, off shoulder outfit…
Photographer: Emily Friend
It seems ‘off-the-shoulder’ tops are the style du jour. So much so, that I can’t decide if fake septum rings or shoulder grazing outfits should take the top spot for ‘most saturated trend of summer 2016’. Everywhere I turn I see nose jewellery, off shoulder tops or a healthy combination of the two. Search ‘off shoulder’ in ASOS and have fun sifting through the 1077 results. Despite me humouring the obvious popularity for a shoulder barer, I am actually quite happy to see this trend embraced by so many.
At risk of sounding like a total nonna, there are so many trends that I just don’t understand – long sleeve, low cut jumpsuits with cape/skirt things attached for summer; bandanas making a resurgence; fluro activewear – they just don’t make sense to me. Each to their own, just not for me. This trend of off shoulder tops and dresses? Yes, it seems to make a lot more sense and have a lot more staying power than some other aforementioned fads.
Quite frankly, any trend that doesn’t require you to be a certain height, weight, age or complexion is one that should be in for the long haul (fingers crossed). Off shoulder tops tick all the boxes I find necessary, and apparently it does the same for many other women also! This summer it is all about the shoulders, and I am totally OK with that!