03.30.2017

Before + After One Shoulder Top // Circa 2000 + Now

So, in high school, there are a few outfits that readily come to mind when I reflect on those 4 years…. some much better than others. Yet, I’d have to say that most of the time when I look at old photos I cringe. Like, WTF was I thinking? Did I look in the mirror before I left the house? Likely it was “in” back then…. but, ouch….

One such image that comes to mind involves one of me and my best friend…. I have no clue where we were going, but we thought we looked hot. I was in this heinously colored, purple one shoulder top, and she was wearing a baby blue tube top (a tube top). Mind you, these were not the flowy silhouettes I wear these days… these things must have been made of seran wrap. Either way, it was bad and we still laugh about it to this day….

So, when the one shoulder trend resurfaced I was wary at first. Not wanting to look like my 18 year old self (God help me) I proceeded with caution and landed on a few options. This white one landed at the top of the list. I wore it for a brunch with the family a couple weeks ago, just as you see here. Yet, it can easily be dressed down by wearing the same jeans and my favorite slide sandals (seriously, so comfortable). When summer heat settles permanently, tossing it on with a pair of favorite cut-off shorts (and same slide sandals) and wide brimmed hat would be the perfect, casual, everyday option (I’ll also be packing it up for our upcoming travels!). A look that is the complete antithesis of circa 2000. Thank goodness.

There are so many gorgeous one shoulder options out there right now. Two that I personally own and love include this stripe top (seen here) and this floral lace stripe top. I also love this feminine blush option (in the same style as the white one I am wearing), this gorgeous eyelet version (probably better for a dressier occasion), and this pretty baby blue top.
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(Outfit Details || Top (wearing XS) | Jeans (wearing 25, no stretch) | Jacket | Mules (similar, almost identical, under $90, and these in cloud grey under $50, AND these under $30!) | Tote (identical and just bought it for our upcoming trip… and $33!) | Initial Necklace | Choker | Circle Necklace)

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