Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top + Lace-Up Flats

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{Outfit Details}

Off The Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top: Bangkok, Thailand (similar lilac ones here, here, and here) // Floral Print Shorts: Bangkok, Thailand (similar here and here) // Lace-Up Flats: Forever 21 (Sold out but this, this, this, and this are similar lace-ups in various hues of blue) // Statement Necklace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (this is gorgeous!) // Turquoise Purse: Bangkok, Thailand (similar here and here) // Midi Rings: Forever 21 // Statement Ring: Singapore (similar here) // Matte Lipstick: Bad Habit by Colourpop


 

Happy FriYAY!! This season has us baring it all with cold-shoulders, slouchy shoulders, and my ultimate favorite – off the shoulders. Many of us are no strangers to the exposed shoulder trend – I, myself, have quite a fair share of them in my closet; but it wasn’t until this season that we really saw the exposed shoulder trend hit the streets, stores, and runways with such a celebrated force.

I, for one, adore the off the shoulder silhouette because it gives me the option of showing off just the right amount of skin without feeling uncomfortable. I get to playfully flaunt off my shoulders while giving off a subtle peekaboo effect without being too revealing. Who said in order to be sexy you have to expose your décolletage? This trend allows you to be conservative AND keep them guessing!

I love how off the shoulders have just a hint of bohemian vibe but yet at the same time exudes a romantic and feminine feel to it. They are great spring and summer staples because it goes so well with denim cutoffs, skinnies, maxi skirts, and printed shorts. They are so effortlessly versatile and transition great from a day to night look with just the addition of a mere few accessories to give it that wow factor!

It is getting hotter by the day in Long Beach so I paired my lilac bell sleeved off the shoulder top with a pair of floral printed shorts for a day out. I also whipped out my favorite pair of lace-up flats in the most darling color to go along with it. I apologize that most of the items from my outfit are from my recent trip to Asia but I linked very similar items above. What is your favorite summer staple? Off the shoulders and lace-up sandals are definitely my favorite staples this summer!

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36 Comments

  1. July 24, 2016 / 12:58 am

    Oh wow, those SHORTS! They are to die for! And I love the shoes! The whole feel of this outfit is so calm and lovely, I love the colour scheme! <3

    • July 26, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you, Holly! This is definitely one of my favorite color schemes!! And I was surprised that these shorts from Bangkok fit so well! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 26, 2016 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much, Tiffani!! They’re my favorite lace-ups!! <3

      Abby xx

    • July 26, 2016 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you, Taylor! You are so sweet! I ADORE blue hues! <3

      Abby xx

  2. July 25, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Such a beautiful color on you!! I’m loving off the shoulder tops and laceup flats too– I even have a post on it haha. Hope you have a beautiful Monday!

    Meaghan xx

    • July 26, 2016 / 12:59 pm

      Great minds think alike! Ha! 😉 Thank you, Meaghan! <3

      Abby xx

  3. July 25, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I am in love with this off shoulder trend. The colors you picked are perfect for summer 🙂

    • July 26, 2016 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Candy! The OTS trend is definitely my fave trend this season! <3

      Abby xx

  4. July 25, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    This outfit it just perfect, especially on you!!!!!

  5. July 25, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Those shoes are everything! I love your style girl!

  6. July 26, 2016 / 12:58 am

    I love this off shoulder outfit, and i love this color

    • July 26, 2016 / 1:04 pm

      Thank you, Jessica! Lilac is definitely one of my new fave colors! <3

      Abby xx

  7. July 26, 2016 / 10:12 am

    You are freaking darling! Love that top and those lace up sandals! xoxo

  8. July 26, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    these colors are so perfect for summertime! You look great!!
    xx, Lo {www.rosesandrainboots.com}

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