Styling a one shoulder top

Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top
Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top
Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top
Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top
Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top
Blue Jeans, Levi Jeans, Country Road One Shoulder Top, Statement top

Tops, even good basics like a T-Shirt or bodysuit, can be one of those deceptively tricky items of clothing to buy. However, if chosen well, they can be a hardworking staple. I have a handful of tops like this and they are worth their weight in gold because they go with everything. As soon as I saw this one shoulder top from Country Road I knew it would be a purchase that didn’t bear much thinking upon. I was drawn to it’s simple silhouette and I loved the elegant but also slightly daring asymmetrical design. It’s an easy top to dress up and down and I’ve found myself reaching for it a lot in the lead up to the festive season. Here, I’ve styled it with my favourite jeans, nude slingback pumps and gold hoops for a simple look that could take you from day to night – an outfit I’ve worn to several Christmas gatherings. When styling a one shoulder top, here are a few rules of thumb I try to follow:

1. Keep it simple: Given this top is a statement piece, I like to keep the rest of the outfit simple. I choose pants, skirts and accessories which will accentuate the design such as mom jeans, tailored pants, a wrap skirt or an a-line slip skirt. Nude pumps look lovely for a dressed up look, but black strappy sandals would also look great for a throw back to the nineties.

2. Pare it with high waisted pants or skirts: The top is quite fitted so I like paring it with high waisted pants or skirts because it creates a streamlined silhouette.

3. Opt for earrings over a necklace: Because a necklace would break up the lovely asymmetrical neckline consider reaching for a pair of statement earrings or gold hoops instead. 

4. If in doubt, add a red lip: I think you can’t really go wrong with a red lip in general, but I do like how it adds hint of sophistication to this outfit. 

Wearing: Country Road one shoulder top (similar here), Levi’s ribcage straight ankle jeans, Country Road slingback heels (similar, here), gold hoops (similar here) 

Photos by Sara Eshu

December 31, 2020

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