Trend to Try: Off-the-Shoulder Shirts

nordstrom white off the shoulder top

Off-the-shoulder tops are all the rage right now! And this won’t be a short-lived trend, either. Off-the-shoulder and shoulder-bearing tops were pretty prevalent last summer, but they’re back again this spring season! I think it’s safe to say that off-the-shoulder just might be my favorite spring trend. I mentioned this a few weeks ago, but I shied away from off-the-shoulder shirts last year because of my broad shoulders. I didn’t bother trying them on because I just figured they wouldn’t be flattering on me. Quite the contrary, though! A great-fitting off-the-shoulder top can be super slimming for your shoulders, and also looks super cute with a pair of slim-fitting skinny jeans on the bottom. The perfect outfit for a girls night out or date night!

off the shoulder top, frame denim jeans, lace up sandals, leopard clutch, celine sunglasses

I love the look of a white off-the-shoulder top in the spring and summer months, but so many white summer-weight tops can look wrinkly once you’ve been sitting for a while.. You know?! The look of wrinkled clothes after you’ve done a proper steaming before leaving the house is one of my biggest pet peeves. So as you can imagine, I quickly snatched up this textured polka dot top when I found it! The white-on-white polka dots and the ruffled sleeves were calling my name. Plus, it doesn’t show wrinkles easily since there is a pattern and texture. Win, win!

white polka dot top, leopard clutch, gold cuff bracelet

bauble bar tassel statement earrings, white off the shoulder top embroidered, celine sunglasses

off the shoulder top, frame denim jeans, lace up sandals, clare v leopard clutch, celine sunglasses

white off the shoulder top outfit ideas

Here are a few more off-the-shoulder tops I’m loving at Nordstrom…

And a few off-the-shoulder dresses that are super fun, too…

ivanka trump lace up sandals kiernan

Oh, and these shoes? Back at it… I told you I bought them in three colors! I’m obsessed. They’re *so* comfortable with the block heel and not too high… I’ve worn them for quite a few nights out already and they’re easy to wear all night long. I love how you can tie them in the front or the back, too. I tied them in the front to add some personality with an all-white dress, and then tied them in the back with my skinny jeans here. Cute both ways! … And yes, I need a pedicure. No judging, okay? 😉

white off the shoulder top outfit

Get the Look…

1.State Off-the-Shoulder Top
Frame Denim Skinny Jeans
Ivanka Trump Lace-Up Sandals
Clare V Leopard Clutch
BaubleBar Statement Earrings
Gold Cuff Bracelet
Celine Sunglasses (similar here for less!)

clare v leopard clutch, gold cuff bracelet

what to wear with a white off the shoulder top

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  1. 4.25.16
    Sam said:

    Love this! Such an easy outfit, but the texture on that top totally takes it up a notch.


  2. 4.25.16
    Emily said:

    Super cute! I love how simple the outfit is, but you accessorized it to add personality!


  3. 4.25.16
    Grise said:

    Those block heels totally worth the investment!

  4. 4.25.16
    Monika said:

    Love that top!

  5. 4.25.16
    Ellen said:

    I love the versatility of those shoes! They are so cute!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  6. 4.25.16
    Lucy said:

    I absolutely the textured polka dot of your top! It’s such an unexpected but beautiful detail! Plus the way you’ve styled the top is seriously awesome, love those leopard spots!

  7. 4.25.16
    Paula said:

    I have broad shoulders as well but have been buying quite a few tops like this and I love them. This one with the polka dots is super cute!


  8. 4.25.16

    So cute, love it! Love the clutch!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  9. 4.25.16
    Natali said:

    Yep, an off shoulder top like this one is def. a “must have” this Spring/Summer. You’re looking absolutely gorgeous top to bottom and I love the way you’ve styled the whole outfit.

  10. 4.26.16

    This is so cute, I love the off the shoulder top

  11. 4.26.16

    I love the off-shoulder trend for the spring season and you styled it to perfection. Amazing outfit post!

    Xo Morgan

  12. 4.26.16
    Kelly in the City said:

    Adorable, Jess! I am dying to try the off-the-shoulder look, but I guess I need to wait until July or else Oompaloompa. 😉 Gorgeous, Girl!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  13. 4.26.16
    Kristin said:

    Obsessed with how you styled this outfit, Jess! Love love love the dotted texture of the top too. I had the same concerns about an off the shoulder top for myself, but you’ve convinced me to give them a try! Happy Tuesday, girl!


  14. 4.26.16
    Briana said:

    Love your outfit! Check out glasses similar to these by Warby Parker!

  15. 4.26.16
    Emily said:

    these shoes are perfect! i also NEED this top! xo

  16. 4.26.16
    Serein said:

    Way to be body-positive and confident! You rock this look!


  17. 5.28.16
    Emily said:

    this top is amazing! love all of your options, too. xo

  18. 10.6.23
    Irza, The Supermelon said:

    This trend of going ‘off’ seems like a refreshing way to disconnect from the constant digital buzz and reconnect with the simple pleasures of the offline world!