I’m happy to share with you a special edition of Try the Trend… I’ve partnered with the lovely Holly of Petite Flower Presents to show one trend, two ways.

3 Reasons to Try Off the Shoulder Tops

The off the shoulder look has emerged as a key silhouette this season. I am certainly a fan of the look. And I encourage you to try the trend for three key reasons.

1. Suitable for all

It’s a trend everyone can rock! Regardless of your age, body, style, this look is flattering on all. Consider the off the shoulder look a nice, friendly alternative to last year’s cropped top trend. Let’s be honest – baring your clavicle is much less intimidating that baring your belly.

2. Flirty yet subtle

This is a way to show some skin, but in a sophisticated, classy manner. There is something to be said for a bit of subtlety and mystery.

3. Summer ready

With an airy, relaxed, cool vibe, these tops practically embody the summer spirit. Plus, you’ll stay cool with the exposed shoulders. Wear the look with skinny jeans, midi skirt (as I did here), or even culottes.  If you want to pair it with denim shorts, be sure to pay attention to length of shorts in proportion to the length of the top.

Keep reading to browse the product from my look, plus many other off the shoulder options…

Shop My Look

For this look, I paired the Tibi top with J Brand white distressed skinny jeans, the fabulous statement heels, and a cute, quirky pineapple clutch by Koku. I chose to go sans necklace to leave the clavicle area exposed as the center of attention. Sometimes less is more.

Tibi top (available here, here, and multiple colors here) | J Brand skinny jeans (here) | Nicholas Kirkwood x Roksanda high heels (here and here) | Koku clutch (here; similar here and here) | Jennifer Fisher bracelet (here) | Karen Walker sunglasses (here and here) | OPI nail polish (here)

Shop The Trend

There are so many great off the shoulder tops out there this season, particularly from Tibi. Here, I’ve gathered some of my favorites tops for you, across various colors, materials, styles, and price points (including some on sale).

Again, be sure to hop over to Petite Flower Presents for details on how Holly styled the top.

Really, out of all the trends out there right now, this is one of the easiest to wear! Try it! Don’t give it the cold shoulder.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Have a great day!


Photos by Brandon Nalley


  1. Erica says:

    Both you ladies look amazing in that top! Love this!

    xoxo Erica

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Erica! Appreciate that so much.

  2. 365hangers says:

    We are so into off the shoulder tops right now. They are too cute and so chic, adoring both of your tops, and we’re actually in love with both of your full outfits!! Your heels are everything though.

    xx 365Hangers

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much! It looks like we are both thinking of white denim jeans today.

  3. Ashley says:

    Carrie you look positively gorgeous! And I love that you and Holly did a post together — you both are such an inspiration for me! And don;t get me started on how badly you’re making me want to add rainbow accessories to my outfits…

    Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      That is so nice, Ashley! Thanks so much for the kind words. And yes – add some color. 😉

  4. Supply Nail says:

    Great Pieces. Love your blog. 🙂

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you very much for visiting and for the nice words!

  5. Merritt says:

    I LOOOOOOVE Tibi’s off-the-shoulder tops, but unfortunately they do nothing for my busty figure. 🙁

    You look gorgeous!

    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Mer! 🙂

      And I have a hard time thinking you look anything but gorgeous in anything. Xo –

  6. Carolyn says:

    you and Holly are so so cute!


    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks, Carolyn. We had a good time doing this together.

  7. Nathalie says:

    Your legs look a million miles long! I love the collaboration you did with Holly. You ladies are the perfect team!

    Xo, Nathalie


    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Nathalie. You are too kind. 🙂

  8. Amy says:

    Love this TIbi top so much!!! You look great, Carrie! Xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks a ton, Amy.

  9. jackie says:

    Both you ladies look amazing! I especially the love the flared denim and white top look! So fab!

    xo, Jackie

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Jackie! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

  10. Emily Jenny says:

    Carrie! Your comments on my blog make my day. Thank you so much. Why are you so bright and vivacious? I absolutely love your style…and smile!


    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thank you, Emily! I enjoy your photos and posts as well.

  11. Courtney says:

    Carrie! I love your blog, SO GLAD I found you – those pops of color are to die for! If you’re up for it, pop by my blog, and let me what you think :]
    XO Color Me Courtney

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