We can't get enough of this summer's off-the-shoulder tops and dresses—and the subtly sexy trend is surprisingly easy to wear! For inspiration, click through for 15 fun ways to get the look, all gleaned from some of our favorite fashion insiders—and to shop some stunning off-the-shoulder items, too.
1. Make like a sexy sailor.
Splashed with nautical stripes and tempered by skinny denim, this Rosie Assoulin stunner is like your favorite Breton shirt on steroids. Click through to shop the look.
Between this top's marigold hue, the matching (embellished!) flats, the statement necklace and that eye-catching oversized clutch, this is a lot of look—yet somehow it all works. The simple makeup look, beachy braided chignon and absence of heels probably have something to do with that. Click through to shop the look.
Teamed with a '70s-style floppy fedora and wide-leg trousers in a mannish fabric, a sheer OTS top looks almost office-ready. (Throw a cami underneath if you really want to try this look for work, though!) Click through to shop the look.
Off-the-shoulder tops are inherently boho; if you're looking to avoid flower child comparisons, however, wearing something in black leather on bottom should work nicely. Click through to shop the look.
Normally, we'd caution against pairing a tea-length skirt with ballet flats—it can often look matronly. With a little décolletage on display, however, it's less schoolmarm and more whoa, mama. Click through to shop the look.
There are few looks as dramatic as a floor-length off-the-shoulder dress, but the look can easily become costumey. A few tricks to pulling it off: go for one in a solid color rather than a busy print, avoid jewelry (unless it's super-dainty), skip the over-the-top accessories and choose flat sandals instead of heels. That way, the dress can do all the talking—and you won't be mistaken for a lost flamenco dancer. Click through to shop the look.