The Celebrity-Approved Way To Try The Off-Shoulder Trend!
This is one season to thank the style gods as there’s been no dearth of comfort-inducing trends. And before you think my style mantra is comfort over style, let me correct you right away. Ask any fashionista and she’ll iterate the importance of balancing those two aspects.
And right now, the one comfortable silhouette fashion forecasters have favoured is the off-shoulder. We’ve seen it in abundance on both the red carpet as well as off-duty on our favourite celebrities. Even street style stunners and style bloggers have given it their seal of approval. This collarbone-baring trend is extremely chic. And if you’re thinking the only way to work this style is in its minimalistic glory, I’ll give you cues that’ll make you think again. Read on to know five ways to hop on with the chic ones and style the off-shoulder trend.
1. Work The Girl-Next-Door Look
The off-shoulder trend is one of the most flattering and feminine silhouettes of the season. And what’s better than styling it with yet another girly garment — a flirty skirt? From a maxi skirt to even a midi, this is one garment you can style as and how you please.
Alia Bhatt shows you how to work an off-shoulder wrap top in style. She’s teamed a striped top with a graphic, pleated midi skirt and a pair of black pumps. Another way to team up a striped off-shoulder top (with frills though) is by working it with an accordion-pleated knee-length skirt in a neutral tone. Finish off your look with a pair of ankle-strap heels.
Sonakshi has styled a ruffled white off-shoulder crop top with a mermaid-style maxi skirt by Masaba Gupta. While some may find it uncomfortable to bare their midriff, I think the frill on the top helps balance the look without revealing too much.
2. Keep It Casual, Cool Yet Chic
The off-shoulder white top is one of the most accessible styles. I like the casual vibe Shraddha Kapoor exudes in this look. The easiest way to style this Ankita Choksey top is by teaming it up with a pair of distressed denims by Zara and funky sneakers. Looking for some off-shoulder options already? We’re happy to help!
Athiya Shetty shows us how to work an off-the-shoulder top while going for a casual dinner date. She wears a pair of billowy pants with an off-shoulder top that has flared sleeves and a pair of sliders. It’s casual yet chic, just what we’re looking for on an easy evening out. Love her look? Get the deets here.
3. Go Glam
The off-shoulder trend has been a favourite on the red carpet this year. Everyone from Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (who wore Rami Kadi) to Sonam Kapoor (in Ralph & Russo) worked the trend on the Cannes 2016 red carpet. This trend is not just for a casual look but can also have a glammed-up rendition.
Jacqueline Fernandez was seen in a Saiid Kobeisy dress for an event recently. She teamed her dress with Louboutin pumps, and I really like the colours in this look. If you’re not able to find a similar dress, you can tuck a similar hued top under an asymmetrical skirt.
Athiya Shetty gave us another glamorous red carpet look in a Bibhu Mohapatra gown. While the gown speaks for itself, I think what’s most important in such an outfit is the hair and makeup. When trying a look like this, don’t forget to refer to our beauty section, where our beauty writer Bushra Khan helps you out with some amazing hair and makeup inspiration.
4. A Twist In Style
Every “it” girl knows how to elevate a basic ensemble by adding that extra dose of style. Here, Sonam Kapoor teams up a pair of pleated culottes with a striped off-shoulder top (both by prét label Atsu) and completes her look with a pair of tan loafers. What I really like though is the addition of a floral obi belt to amp up the look. Such chicness, right? Want to try something similar? Know more here.
Looking for some more style inspiration à la Sonam? Consider it done every time she steps out, thanks to her uber chic sister and stylist Rhea Kapoor. In this particular monochrome look, Sonam works Diogo Miranda separates (an off-shoulder top with flared, paperbag-waist pants). And what’s best is, this is an ensemble you’ll find in your wardrobe with ease. She’s completed her look with a pair of Louboutins and accessorised with jewellery from The Line.
5. Dress It Up
Come summer and the best way to stay comfortable yet stylish is by donning an off-shoulder dress. Katrina Kaif works a cheery floral-print dress with a pair of embellished pumps. I think an off-shoulder dress is the perfect summery option for a casual look.
Another great look via Prachi Desai is this retro-style off-shoulder dress by Yolan Cris. It’s so cute, I’m in love! Team it up with a pair of metallic block heels and you’re good to go.