|Top, Warehouse. Shorts, Lavand. Earrings, Parfois. Necklace, Tatty Devine. Ring, from Hong Kong. Bracelets, The Peach Box and from local boutique in Bilbao, Spain. Hat, Primark. Bag, Zara. Shoes, Clarks.|
My dear peeps, I am aware that by now shops and the internet in general are absolutely saturated with this trend – but there was no way I couldn’t not talk about it, as I too have completely fallen for its charms. In fact I feel like I have always been in love with the off-the-shoulder look – or Bardot tops, as I like to call them. The latter reference refers to one of my all-time fashion and beauty icons, French actress Brigitte Bardot – she wore off-the-shoulder tops so much that she made them literally hers, and they have been called Bardot tops ever since. How fabulous is that?
I wish I could remember whether I have ever done this look before on the blog (as it would make me feel like less of a fashion victim), but nope, nothing springs to mind. This summer, however, will be the summer of off-the-shoulder blog posts, as I am obsessed! I’m all for shoulders being the new cleavage, as it’s such a feminine, sexy and elegant look, don’t you think?
I bought this Warehouse top on ASOS about four months ago out of curiosity, and loved it from the minute I tried it on. I’m cautious about stripes and don’t often wear navy, but the subtle off-the-shoulder cut is what makes it so charming.
I like how it gives you the option of going either full on with shoulder cleavage or just showing a little bit – on this occasion, maybe I wasn’t feeling warm enough to show more skin?
The top has such a good cut that I wouldn’t say no to having it in other colours, even though the dark and white stripes somehow really do complement this style. And because dark navy/blackish blue is a slightly tricky colour for me to match, I used my good old (although not old!) Lavand shorts, which have popped up in my two latest outfit posts and therefore proved to be a super handy piece in my wardrobe.
I wish I’d got a close up of my necklace! It’s by Tatty Devine and I bought it at their sample sale two months ago – it’s a little speech bubble that says “Call Me,” in the same style as this piece on the brand’s website.
And even though Bardot tops have an undeniably sunny feel, I loved wearing it with my hat – I would wear hats like these all year around if I could!
Finally, how beautiful is this setting? These pictures were taken two months ago in The Metropolitan Museum of Art – specifically by the beautiful Temple of Dendur (Which was not stolen, but a gift from Egypt to the USA – good to know!). It feels like a lifetime ago!
My love for Bardot/off-the-shoulder tops has not died down ever since, so hopefully I’ll be sharing my other pieces soon enough. But this, my friends, I feel will be so much more than a summer romance…