The cold shoulder trend has been one I was slow to receive and then when I was ready to add it to my wardrobe, I took my time to find just the right piece to do it with. Today I am sharing my very first cold shoulder top that still reflects my eclectic modern vintage aesthetic.
When I was searching for a top I had certain requirements as not all cold shoulder tops are created equal. A neutral, yet interesting color was a must for me and I love the heathered olive green this one from the Target clearance section had to offer. I thought it picked up the small olive green sections in my printed wrap skirt I got last season from Anthropologie so nicely that I chose its debut with them together.
My next requirement was the size and placement of the shoulder cutout and strap. The reason I love the cold shoulder is having just a peek of shoulder showing without looking overly exposed. This knit top had a thick top strap that covered my bra nicely and the cutout fell beautifully over my shoulder.
I also really wanted to have long sleeves and a different shape of top. Again, this beauty fit all the criteria. I love the contrast of the length of the sleeve and the peek of skin at the top. It was fun to layer a vintage turquoise cuff over top the sleeve. The swing shape allows me to wear this top in a dressy way such as here with a slim cut wrap skirt, tucked into the front and in a casual way such as paired with some skinny jeans or leggings.
I love the way this top is also easy to add necklaces to because I have quite the collection. For this outfit I chose a wood bead and rope design that is a last seasons style from Anthropologie that I picked up on Poshmark recently.
When you decide to participate in a trend, I always recommend doing it only if you love it personally and feel it will be something you will continue to wear for a while. I also feel that you should take your time and find just the right item that suites you and the rest of the items in your closet.
SHOP COLD SHOULDER TOPS
I wish you all a wonderful 2017 ahead and I look forward to where Designing From My Closet is going. You will be seeing some changes to the website soon as I am working on a new layout and design that I am very excited about!
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