Ageless Style Link-up!
We are ageless & we have style!!!
Ten fabulous, over 40 fashionistas take on a theme! The first Tuesday of each month our looks are revealed, & here we are today, showcasing our Off the Shoulder Theme!
Are you a sucker for trends? A slave to trendy fashion? Or, are you your very own influencer?
I don’t think I follow trends per se. I certainly hope I’m not a person who wears what other people are telling me what to wear, only follow the current fashion flow & lose myself in the process.
But, if there is a trend that pops up that makes me feel comfortable & confident, works with my style aesthetic & will be a versatile piece in my wardrobe, then I’m all in!!! I also refuse to spend a huge amount of money on any item that will just be forgotten next season. So, the next question I have to ask, is if it will it remain a trend or become a staple in my closet.
Off the shoulder has been on the scene for the last couple of seasons, but this spring, people are running with this trend & it has taken the Top Spot. They are in every store window & seen all over the runway. Heck! Even Elle Magazine quoted, “if it isn’t off the shoulder it isn’t right….”
My first thought this was too girly, feminine & I would leave this look to the southern belles of the fashion world. As the trend became more popular, we were seeing tons of different shapes, silhouettes, eye-catching detail, like cascading ruffles, asymmetrical hems, peasant, embroidered or dramatic, balloon sleeves. I’ve even seen some adorable the off the shoulder swimsuits for summer.
The more I saw, the more I got hooked!
The girly styles with ruffles might not be my cup of tea, but I definitely veered towards the looser bohemian looks, fitted short-sleeve versions in jersey fabric with slouchy pants, tailored nautical stripes with trousers & off the shoulder jumpsuits.
I fell in love with the stripes & large cuffs of my dress that give this off the shoulder dress a more menswear-inspired feel.
I admit, I was lazy & just went with the sash that came with this dress. Currently, I’m looking for a chiffon yellow belt to add to this dress, but I also think a blue belt, crisp white one, even this Banana Republic wide straw belt or this H&M braided belt would look dandy! I also plan to layer this dress with cropped kick flare jeans & espadrilles.
←It’s time to link up→
If you are ready for some serious sassy style inspiration, then head over to the link-up! Check out my 9 co-hosts & their Ageless Style blog posts! These ladies have so much style & it’s a must to check out their gorgeous one-of-a-kind looks.
Linkup Guidelines! It’s so simple!
- Please visit at least 2 other links. Such a great way to meet & make new friends!
- Link to your actual post & not your blog’s homepage.
- Please link back to Ageless Style Linkup in your linked post.
- Feel free to use #AgelessStyleBloggers in all your social media posts.
- Definitely leave a comment.
Most of all, Have Fun!