One thing’s for certain: It’s the year of the shoulder. For the last several months, women have eschewed cleavage, opting to slip into pieces that show off their shoulders instead. From airy off-the-shoulder blouses to cocktail dresses with enticing splices and cutouts; the options have been plentiful. But this story is about jackets, you’re likely pondering. We know, we know! Read on for the connection.
While we’d like to be able to continue showing off our shoulders, temperatures are dropping and it’s time to layer on outerwear and add scarves and socks to the mix. That being said, we’ve noticed a trend pick up speed that keeps the shoulder-loving alive, and it’s super simple. Street style stars and celebs have been shrugging their jackets down below their shoulders, giving off an air of insouciance that’s undeniably cool. The beauty of this effortless styling trick is that you can take it as far as you want it to go. Whether it’s a slight dip on one shoulder or pulling it down à la shrug—the choice is yours.
See below for a few on-point examples, and then shop our favorite jackets of the moment.
Moto jacket, reinvented.
A slightly disheveled look for you to drool over.
If Gigi is onboard…
Slightly slouchy, slightly sexy, and entirely stylish.
Breathe new life into your bomber jacket.
The trick looks soirée-ready with a tuxedo blazer.
A prime way to show off your lacy top, no?
Taylor Tomasi Hill tests out the shoulder shrug with her Balenciaga denim jacket.
How low can you go?
Click to get the full scoop on the brand Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo love.
How neat are those sleeves?
This looks way more expensive than it is, which is always a good thing.
Cozy up in this gorgeous coat.