The Shoulder Show

August 25th, 2017

There’s something about light and flowy pieces that remind me that summer may be ending but my wardrobe can still stay easy-breezy into fall. This posh Nomia top from Spruce is a fabulous transitional piece to welcome fall with an on-trend cold shoulder. It pairs easily with everything from denim to leggings, skirts and wide-leg pants, and even looks great when topped off with a blazer. Let’s take a look at one of my favorite tops for August and beyond.

Spruce is such a fab addition to the Milwaukee fashion landscape. The boutique does a spot-on job of balancing trends with classic styles, and understand a woman’s body and what makes it look fabulous. Case in point? These soft, wide-leg Rodebjer pants are flowy enough to be wonderfully comfortable but don’t add a ton of volume on the bottom. Plus, the fun green hue is wonderfully unexpected. The cold shoulder design on the top shows just enough skin to be sexy but is still appropriate for anything from work (with a blazer) to date night, brunch with the girls or an early fall soiree. Want to add a street chic edge? Try pairing it with a moto jacket, work gently on the shoulders

The great thing about this look, with its cool color palette and unexpected details, is there are myriad ways to accessorize it. I chose these sleek Calvin Klein mules to add a but of edge to the soft nature of the seperates. And for jewelry, I opted for long, drop earrings. I am a huge fan of statement earrings with cold shoulder tops, as they draw attention to your shoulders and neck. The studded bag adds a hint of another major fall trend — metallics. Other great styling options? Try tucking in the top and belting with a wide belt to define your waist; trade the major earrings for a pile of chain necklaces to create a neck statement; or go classic with peep-toe pumps, perhaps in a contrast color, like plum. The options are truly endless with this versatile look.

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Photography by Ken Sweeney

Hair by Parker Davis