The 2018 Way to Wear Off-the-Shoulder Tops

The off-the-shoulder trend is one that just keeps going and going… and going. It appears the clavicle-baring look is here to stay—at least for a while—so don't stash last year's tops for good quite yet. This season, structured shirting elements take the stage, with intricate details and voluminous silhouettes in the spotlight.

Simpler interpretations are of course still relevant—think gauzy bohemian numbers that pair well with denim and skirts alike. Here, check out five ways to wear the look that feels current and cool—cheers to a summer of sun-kissed shoulders.

Go for Forward-Thinking Details

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A classic shirtdress is reinterpreted with intricate, considered details, which looks street style–ready teamed with an asymmetrical skirt and ankle booties.

Just Add Volume

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Puffy sleeves are a surefire way to add a fashionable spin to any look. Styled with cords and a bucket bag, it's fashion editor–approved.

Show Just a Hint of Shoulder

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A little bit is enough—new takes on the trend are favoring a more modest approach with but a peek of shoulder.

Repurpose a Button-Down

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Rather than wearing a collared shirt buttoned up, try leaving it a bit undone and fashioning it into a makeshift off-the-shoulder top. 

Float On

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For fans of the classic bohemian OTS blouse, choose one with ultra-breezy sleeves and pair it with everything from A-line midi skirts to denim cutoffs. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

Obsessed with this trend? We found some very pretty off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, too.