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Viva Aviva One Shoulder Polka Dot Top

We all know the off-the-shoulder trend has been going strong for a couple years now. In fact, the look is reaching beyond a trend to more of a classic style at this point. But do you ever wonder what’s next trend-wise? Well, I think we are going to start to see a lot of one-shoulder looks. As you might recall, I first wore the look here via a beautiful Sachin & Babi dress.

Soon enough, we will explore the one shoulder trend in depth here. But for now, I wanted to share with you the best one shoulder top I’ve found yet! This fabulous Viva Aviva one-shoulder polka dot top is available on sale exclusively here. Yes, that’s right – I said on sale!

The whimsical polka dot print combined with the one-shoulder style and ruffles creates a playful yet romantic look. And the styling possibilities are endless. Here, I’ll share with you two simple yet distinct ways in which I styled this top.

Look 1

If you’ve been wondering what to wear for a summer date night, look no further! For this first look, I paired the one-shoulder top with some red silk shorts and some classic black pumps.

Now, a note about the top… I usually shy away from cropped tops. This top, though, isn’t really cropped. But yet it shows just a bit of skin on one side, making it a fun option for a date night.

I finished off the look with some Sachin & Babi statement earrings and an Edie Parker rainbow hearts acrylic clutch.

Keep reading for my thoughts on look 2, plus all product details…

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Look 2

This Viva Aviva top takes on a completely different look for look 2. The top turns from sultry in look 1 to feminine in look 2. If you’re considering what to wear to a luncheon, this look would be perfect. It is very ladylike and classy.

Here, I paired the top with a Topshop black and white striped midi skirt. The high-waisted nature of the skirt hides the bit of midriff that showed in the first look.

While my exact skirt was purchased last summer and is out of stock, Topshop has introduced a very similar skirt this season, which you can find here. At less than $100, this midi skirt is a bargain. I’ve been thrilled with the quality of the skirt.

Finally, I finished the look off with the same classic black pumps and a simple red envelope clutch.


There you have it – two takes on my favorite one-shoulder top! Which look is your favorite? Do you like this top? Don’t forget it’s on sale!

Thanks as always for stopping by. Have a great Monday! See you back here tomorrow.

Photos by Maritere Rice at the new West Studios; make-up by Beatrice Zarco

Details of My Look

Look 1 : Viva Aviva one shoulder polka dot top – on sale! | Valentino red silk shorts (older; similar reasonably priced option here) | Edie Parker ‘Jean’ rainbow hearts glittered clutch | Christian Louboutin ‘Pigalle Follies” black pumps (the So Kate style is very similar and my other favorite style) | Sachin & Babi grape earrings in ivory

Look 1 : Viva Aviva one shoulder polka dot top – on sale! | Topshop black and white midi skirt (mine is from last year; similar style from this year here – under $100!) | Oscar de la Renta red envelope clutch (oder; similar option from Rebecca Minkoff here – under $100!) | vintage Chanel bracelet from The Vintage ContessaChristian Louboutin ‘Pigalle Follies” black pumps (the So Kate style is very similar and my other favorite style)


  1. Anastasia says:

    Once again – you’re gorgeous! Also, I usually find the combination of red, black and white a bit too aggressive, but it looks marvelous here – I guess fun prints are the ones to thank. x


    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Anastasia! And I completely agree – red, white, and black can go wrong easily. Glad you thought it worked here. 😉

  2. Sydney says:

    Okay you look Drop Dead Gorgeous!!! You are just rocking the sassy red shorts and then the stripes and polka dots are perfection!! This is just amazing!! What a fun studio to shoot at, looks like a great space to use!


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Sydney! You know, we had so much rain in Houston for a few weeks that we had to resort to indoor shooting. In the end, I was grateful for this new natural light studio.

  3. Jenn Lake says:

    So chic Carrie! Happy Monday!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Jenn! Have a great day.

  4. Bella B says:

    Ok you look so stunning Carrie, I love the 2nd look its so chic and fun!! such a great share.


    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, big thanks, Bella! Xo

  5. Merritt Beck says:

    Love the two very different looks with the same top! Great to see how a top like that can actually be pretty versatile!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Merritt! Hope your week is off to a great start.

  6. Keri says:

    Omg this is so adorable!! Absolutely love your blog <3

    Enclothed Cognition

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much! I appreciate that tons, Keri.

  7. I am liking both looks, Carrie! Love the red silk shorts, such a fun look! On the second look, love the skirt pairing and the splash of red!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    1. Carrie says:

      So nice of you to say, Luci! Big thanks.

  8. Sheri says:

    HI Carrie,
    Those red Valentino shorts caught my eye right away.

    Love how Mari is shooting in a studio. Really adds a new dimension to your blog.
    Have a good week,


    1. Carrie says:

      Hey – thanks, Sheri!

      Those shorts fall in the category of longterm investment pieces, as we have discussed. I bought them about five years ago (on sale). I wear them every summer, and they are still in perfect condition!

      Thanks for your comments on the studio shoot. I know Mari will appreciate that! We were so bogged down with storms for two weeks straight that we had to resort to indoors. This new studio provided a nice option.

      Hope your week is off to a great start!


  9. Jyotsna says:

    Wow Carrie you are so creative! Love both the looks so fun! xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, that’s so sweet of you to say!

  10. I’m obsessed with those earrings in look 1. Cute looks girl!

    Xx Taylor

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch! Yes those are favorites of mine.

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