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How to Wear: the Must-Have Top of the Summer

Afraid of the cold-shoulder trend? Never fear! We recently asked five blogger friends to style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top. The result? 5 #XOQ-worthy outfits perfect for soaking up the final days of summer. Read on for more styling tips and inspo!

cold shoulder top skirt
Gavyn Taylor

Gavyn Taylor,  www.gavyntaylor.com

How did you style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top?
As soon as I saw the top I thought “pretty in pink!” I wanted to give it some what of a monochromatic feel by pairing it with the Kaya Midi Skirt in pink, the adorable “every moment matters” crossbody bag and nude heels. I love how the colors complimented each other without looking like a bottle of Pepto Bismol.

What’s your #1 piece of advice when styling the cold shoulder trend?
Fall is just around the corner and cold shoulder pieces are perfect for transitioning your closet. Cold shoulder tops give both a relaxed and sexy feel to your outfit so it definitely works as a staple piece in your closet. Pair it with jeans, a knit skirt, or even shorts with tights underneath to take this look from summer to fall in a snap.

cold shoulder top jeans
Jeniese Hosey

Jeniese Hosey, The Jenesaisquoi

How did you style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top?
Currently I’m very into deconstructed denim with wider shapes. I wanted to bring the femininity of this shirt down a notch and I paired it with jeans and a leopard sandal.

What’s your #1 piece of advice when styling the cold shoulder trend?
No matter what the trend is stay true to your style. It will show if you wear something you aren’t comfortable with. In the same breath don’t be afraid to try something different. The first look I styled was totally opposite of this one and I wanted to try something new, but still in a look I’m comfortable with.

gingham skirt
Sarah Zerbe

Sarah Zerbe, Stylish Sassy & Classy

How did you style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top?
I styled my cold shoulder top with a fun blue and white midi skirt just perfect for summer.

What’s your #1 piece of advice when styling the cold shoulder trend?
Have fun with it, it is a sassy style, use it to add some life to a basic item you already own.

blue midi skirt plus
Emily Bastedo

Emily Bastedo, Something Gold Something Blue

How did you style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top?
Since brunch is one of my favorite activities, I decided to pair the Cold Shoulder Ruffler Top with the Kaya Midi Skirt for a fun, flirty vibe—perfect for drinking mimosas and munching on Eggs Benedict. Since the top had the ruffle detail, I wanted to limit the amount of accessories to a neutral block heel, a structured tote, and a trendy statement earring.

What’s your #1 piece of advice for styling the cold shoulder trend?
The cold shoulder trend is an amazing way to jazz up any outfit. Since you are showing a bit of extra skin on the shoulder area, continue to draw everyone’s eyes up towards your shoulders with a statement earring.

cold shoulder white jeans
Nikki Freeney

Nikki Freeney, NikkiFreeStyle

How did you style our Cold Shoulder Ruffle Top?
I chose to style my Cold Should Ruffle Top with ELOQUII’s white Ruffle Jeans for a cool and casual look. I accessorized with a gold coin necklace, clear pointy toe flats and the “It” bag of summer. The look was perfect for a day of shopping on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.

What’s your #1 piece of advice when styling the cold shoulder trend?
The cold-shoulder trend is incredibly hot and isn’t going away anytime soon because they are flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. Best way to style yours is to let it do the talking. Make it the focal point on your look and let your shoulders be the main accessory! No one has bad shoulders, right?

 

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