Posted by Jalisa on Aug 22, 2016 under


Top: Marshalls (similar HERE// Pants: Marshalls (similar HERE) // Necklace: c/o Athra Luxe (HERE) // Ring: c/o Kendra Scott (HERE// Bag: c/o ILEX London (HERE// Shoes: Aldo (simliar HERE

Happy Monday, dear friends!

How was your weekend? I hope you enjoyed every minute of it and are ready for a wonderful week ahead! 

Today's pairing features a trend we've talked about a few times, an off the shoulder top. I've mentioned how an asymmetrical off the shoulder is flattering for every body shape, especially those with naturally wide shoulders. In this post, I'll be addressing how the full off the shoulder is most flattering for those with narrow shoulders and/or wide, curvaceous hips. 

Anything that is horizontal, causes the eye to move straight across, which when worn in a top either in the form of a blouse or dress, will add visual width to the upper body. This can be a great effect when seeking to balance out visual weight on the bottom. With this look, I'm wearing white pants, which highlights and can make the legs appear fuller and thicker. Since I already have full legs (I'm pear shaped), the leopard printed off the shoulder top helps to balance out those effects by causing the eye to move across on both the top and lower portions of my body. Plus, the print on the blouse keeps the eye focused above. 

So, if you love the idea of wearing white pants, but feel they make you appear larger, try pairing them with an off the shoulder top to help balance it all out! 

What are your thoughts on the off the shoulder trend, are you loving or loathing? Thanks so much for stopping by, my beautiful friends, and I hope you have the most amazing week ahead! 



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