summer chic | split sleeve off the shoulder striped top

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split sleeve off the shoulder striped top

Happy almost weekend my dear friends!

I am keeping things chic, sleek and trendy today. I paired a classic pencil skirt with a trendy and lightweight off the shoulder striped top. This combination is an effortless and comfortable wear for when I am off duty. I thought the belt pulls the outfit together and polishes up the top a bit. Since the top is quite loose and the fabric does have its own shape and substance, it makes you look big if you don’t cinch the waist with a belt.

I wore this top with shorts and cropped skinny jeans before and it worked fine by itself. Having something more fitted on the bottom adds balance to the full look that allows you not having to push down the extra fabric with a belt or a scarf.

The long, split sleeves add a lot of interest to the striped top, but they can also be an annoyance sometimes. I had to tie them to keep them out of my way and not make my arms look dis-proportionally long.

split sleeve off the shoulder striped top

Talk about the off the shoulder trend! I didn’t think I would have gotten on the off the shoulder band wagon until I pulled the trigger just recently and ordered a couple of tops and a dress to get an idea how they make me feel. The design adds a hint of feminine to the full look even when you decide to pair them with jeans. If you work in a creative office, you can easily pull off an off the shoulder dress with a sleeveless button down layered underneath.

You, ladies seem to love this grey dress with voluminous frills on the hem! We video taped my first 5 minutes wearing the dress and this was my first impression:

outfit details

off the shoulder top – lookbook store
pencil skirt – olive ole
heels – sole society
clutch – handmade in Hungary
sunglasses – DvF

split sleeve off the shoulder striped top

The early access of the NORDSTROM Anniversary Sale is on! This is a great time to score some of your summer “want to haves” or stock up on booties and sweaters for the fall.

Here are some of my “want to haves

dresses under $100

tops under $100

sandals under $100

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    love how you belted your top, so cute.

    xo
    PinkSole

  • http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com Shelbee on the Edge

    Bogi, another fabulous look! I never would have thought to pair this type of top with a pencil skirt, but you did it in marvelous fashion. It looks so chic belted and perfectly office appropriate, in my opinion! I love it! Do come link it up On the Edge of the Week!

    Shelbee

    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com/on-the-edge-of-the-week-link-up-5-and-tee-shirt-winner/

  • Kristin & Megan

    I need that top in my life stat! So pretty!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I love how you smartly dressed up the off the shoulder top with a sleek pencil skirt!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

  • http://poshclassymom.com Sheree

    Love the top and that skirt combo!

    xo Sheree
    http://poshclassymom.com
    IG: @poshclassymom

  • Kristina

    This top is beautiful, love it!
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • http://happyprettysweet.com Akaleistar

    This look is so classy!

  • http://dailystylefinds.com/ Lisa @ Daily Style Finds

    I like how you belted the top to give it more definition and tied the sleeves. I love the OTS trend but have yet to buy anything.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds