Good morning and happy Monday!
Admittedly, I am the owner of several off-the-shoulder tops (I’ll be sharing my newest find with you on Wednesday) but I’d be lying if I didn’t confess that wearing them is not always easy. Between pulling them back down off my shoulders when they decide to ride up, to the elastic that can sometimes dig into the outside of my arms, to the ones that feel like they’re going to fall down at any minute (oops :)) they can sometimes be a little irritating. A nice alternative to the off-the-shoulder style is the one-shoulder top, like the one I’m wearing in today’s post. Not only do I love the ruffle details of this pretty Parker top, I love the fact that once you put this top on it stays put. Easy, effortless style, no adjusting needed. That’s always a bonus in my book.
How do you feel about one-shoulder tops? Have you embraced this style yet?
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Cute outfit! Love that top!
I haven’t tried this style yet, Mary. I know I love the asymmetrical look, but I haven’t yet embraced the one shoulder. This one is amazing on you!!
When you were talking about your issues with the OTS—it made me wonder if you could do the one shoulder with your OTS shirts??? I might have to investigate that…
Ah, now that’s a thought! I will definitely give that a try to see if the top stays in place! Thanks for the tip, Jodie!
I agree with you that ots tops can be annoying to wear. I love one shoulders for that reason, and this one is gorgeous. You have a knack for finding such beautiful pieces. So perfectly tailored and well styled with your denim.
Straight A Style
Very pretty! and thanks for the tips on which of these off the shoulder tops is easiest to wear : >
Such a nice top!
I really like this alternative. It not only looks like it would stay put better, but more of the chest is covered which would meet my personal modesty requirements. I love the entire outfit. The jeans and shoes are so cute! And that bag! Wow! Love those pom-poms!
I completely agree that the off-the-shoulder tops can be irritating. I love the idea of playing into that trend with a one-shoulder alternative like you’re wearing – and you wear it so well! You have great shoulders for this season’s trends :)
I am a big fan of the asymmetrical look. The white top is super cute on you and I really like the ruffles. You look so cool and chic in this outfit.
Your description of the pitfalls of off the shoulder tops pretty much sums up why I’ve never fallen for their charms. This one shoulder version however seems to be the perfect answer Mary. Your trendy jeans are great partners to this look too. Lovely!
Mary, you may have convinced me to embrace the one shoulder top. I am adoring this top. Great look and so well put together. Stunning as always beautiful lady!
I love one shoulder tops for summer! This is so sleek and elegant on you :)
Oh, I totally agree with you, off the shoulder tops never stay off your shoulders! lol I think the one shoulder trend is fun and flirty! And I love your top and the eyelet detail. You styled it beautifully. Hope you’re having a great start to the week.
That is the perfect summer top! I love the eyelet and one-shoulder detail!
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane
This top is SO pretty, lady- what a great spring + summer piece!
Le Stylo Rouge
I love the look of one shoulder tops, but I don’t own any yet. They definitely must be easier to maneuver your arms than you can in an OTS. You look beautiful as always Mary.
This top is SO pretty! Love the eyelet.
I love it and the jeans looks so good on you!
I”m so obsessed with one shoulder tops! I haven’t seen this one yet though, definitely going to have to check it out! You should stop by my blog and share your fab style. A brand-new linkup just went live at http://ladyinviolet.com/2017/05/16/gray-striped-top-white-jeans/
Love your step hems! I just DIYed a couple of pairs for myself!
I love this look on other people me however, I need a bra at all times. I’m not thrilled about seeing bra straps since the whole effect is lost.
This looks lovely on you though. Very fresh.
What a great summer look! Love that top!
Stylin In St. Louis
That top is perfection! I love the one-shoulder style and you make it look so elegantly! Love those shoes on you!!! xo
Trendy & Tidy
Mary you have such classic and chic style. I love the step hem jeans and as I know they are trendy you just pull them off a classic closet staple. You are gorgeous lady!
One shoulder and off the shoulder tops are having such a moment right now! The eyelet lace is so pretty on this one.
Love that one shoulder top it looks fantastic on you!! And I love the uneven hem denim soo cool!
xo | Cindy Elena
One shoulder tops can be such a pain in the butt, specially if ur putting a jacket over it!! I do have to say though, this white one is beautiful.
Such a lovely top!! It really suits you!
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I have so been wanting to add a one shoulder white top to my closet, yours is by far the best one I’ve seen!
Pumps and Push-Ups
simply classic – very nice! I like the sandals most
You look amazing, Mary! Style your style inspiration. Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!
Mary, always impeccable, I love the beautiful detail in this top and agree with the sometime annoyance of the OTS top. I like the one shoulder top as well and the crisp white looks amazing with the jeans and sandals.
Thanks for linking!