Photography: Laurel Creative
With off-the-shoulder tops as ubiquitous as taxis in NYC, they are as hard to dodge in your closet as it is to maneuver around the cabs on fifth avenue. While I am all about bearing the clavical (the most underrated female body part) some offices are just not the place to wear your new favorite off-the-shoulder top. But alas, I have found some shortcuts to fake “business casual” while still wearing your fav. shoulder bearing blouse.
Layering is Key – wear a tighter, neutral color top under your blouse to keep the skin at a minimum. Plus, everyone loves a little layer.
Wear you hair down – For gals with longer hair, wearing your hair down or half-back to create the allusion of covering up.
Add some statement necklaces – add a bulky statement necklace to take the attention away from your bare shoulders.
Pair with conservative bottoms – balancing out the off-the-shoulder top with a wide trouser or tailored pant makes your outfit look more professional.