18 Off-the-Shoulder Tops + Dresses Your Summer Wardrobe Needs
If there’s anything we’ve learned from keeping up with the latest fashion trends, it’s that we should keep a special spot in our closet for old clothes, because they’ll be stylish again at some point in our lives. Seriously. First overalls came back, then colorful geo prints and, now? Off-the-shoulder necklines. That’s right, ladies! Check out these 18 modern ways to rock the revived ’80s/’90s trend without looking like Kelly Kapowski. Although, that’s never really a bad thing.
2. Janelle Top ($48): Those sleeves are absolutely marvelous. Can we attach them to all our clothes?
3. Mini Off-the-Shoulder Skater Dress ($27): Sometimes all you need is a bold color to take something from ordinary to extraordinary. This dress would work for any casual summer event you can possibly think of. And those silver sandals aren’t too shabby, either!
5. Skater Dress With Bardot Neckline ($48): Every woman needs a simple LBD like this in her closet. This one even comes in a shade of red, for those of you who love LRDs (yup, it’s a thing now).
9. Off-the-Shoulder Top ($19): Simple off-the-shoulder tops and sweaters like this one are definitely what the women of the ’80s rocked. This shade of cobalt blue is so, so pretty.
10. Printed Off-the-Shoulder Top ($70): This beautifully bohemian pick looks perfect when paired with denim, be it cutoffs or distressed jeans.
12. Off-the-Shoulder Prom Dress ($130): They’re calling this a prom dress, but you could definitely wear it to other non-high school formal events. Although, how fun would it be to host a mini adult prom with your friends? Just don’t forget to send us an invite.
13. Maggie Off-the-Shoulder Lace Dress ($92): This lace dress is both modest and sexy at the same time. Date night, here we come!
16. Off-the-Shoulder Openback Top ($50): Looking for something to wear over your swimsuit at the beach? Check out this open back top!
18. Off-the-Shoulder Flounce Dress ($18): We needed a little bit of blue in this roundup, didn’t we? This dress’ll soon become one of your favorites.
What do you think of this revived trend? Share your opinion with us in the comments below!
Getting the word out about your brand takes time, drive, and ingenuity. And it doesn't come easy for many entrepreneurs. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're chatting with Selfmade alum Taylor Morgan McPherson, founder of Sustainable Sparkle Bar, about ways in which she scored press as a solo startup brand and what she learned from Selfmade to take her brand marketing up a notch.
B + C: How did you know Sustainable Sparkle Bar was your business to start?
Glitter has always been my thing, so when I started my event company I decided to make it my niche. I started telling people I threw glitter-themed parties where people would get sparkled with glitter body art and makeup. Six months after that I applied to my first festival and to work with SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
I honestly can't say that I've had a specific strategy that I've followed when it comes to getting my business off the ground. I have a PR background so I was just constantly pitching new business and posting on social media.
B + C: What's the biggest challenge you face as a small business owner?
I would say creating a stable income and revenue stream. With a seasonal, event-based business it can be very up and down.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
The relationships I made and the push to start an email database.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I love what I do and I believe in myself 100%. Staying motivated isn't the hard part. Pushing myself to do the work and staying accountable is the hard part.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip? Do you use any apps that help you manage your business?
I keep multiple to-do lists, hand-written and digital. I also tell clients and partners that I will have something to them by a certain time or day so I have to stick to it.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Just do it, take the leap. And don't worry about what anyone else says to thinks.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Issa Rae, I'm so inspired by everything that she's created being a creative and a black woman. It's my dream to have my own show one day based on my life and where I give advice and talk about the world. She's doing it and making people laugh and giving people joy. And it's based in LA. Watching Insecure only further cemented my dreams of wanting to live in LA.
B + C: How did you hear about the Office Depot scholarship?
One of my friends that I met through Camp No Counselors saw an IG ad for it and nominated me.
B + C: What has receiving the scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start/grow your business?
It's completely helped me level up and take my business to another level. Selfmade helped me host my first virtual event and taught me how to set up my website to sell tickets to events and get RSVPs.
B + C: How have Office Depot services or products helped you accomplish more in your business?
I got new cards to send in all of my orders with my discount code on them. I also bought a really cool 4K camera that I now use for my social media.
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Head to Office Depot's Selfmade page to check out even more amazing business resources (and discounts!) to help you accomplish more on your entrepreneurial journey. These offers are available for a limited time only, so be sure to take advantage of all this goodness while supplies last. Want to join the next Selfmade cohort this summer? Check out all of the scholarship details right here.