The Bold Shoulder // red bandana + off-the-shoulder top

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

red white and blue outfit
Anyone else feeling festive for Memorial Day weekend? I put together this fun number not necessarily for the holiday, but I figured it'd be as good a time as any to bust it out! Plus, it's chock-full of super current trends that I'm completely obsessed with right now! So let's dive right in, shall we? 
red neck bandana

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Off-the-shoulder tops are EVERYWHERE right now - have you noticed? It's kind of hard not to! The trend is SUPER hot and it's not hard to see why. After all, shoulders are such an underrated body part. Even better, a top like this works around the clock, not to mention has major sex appeal! 
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White jeans are a classic spring-to-summer staple. I chose mine in a cropped, high-waisted fit to easily pair with shorter tops while simultaneously showing off my shoes. Super fresh and crisp, they brighten up any look! 
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Another trend that's inescapable lately - the bandana. All the cool kids are tying them around their necks these days (like this, this, and this). They go perfectly with the bare shoulder trend and let others know that you're down to take fashion risks. 
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Flatforms - they're even better than wedges! These fabulous little sandals are comfy AND add height, what else could you ask for? Plus this red suede? So incredibly charming! I also love how they match my neck scarf and lipstick - c'est magnifique (that's French for "awesome"). 
red flatform sandals
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I have found my perfect summer bag in this lovely little Rebecca Minkoff top handle. Bonus - it can also be worn cross body! It's difficult to see in these photos, but the purse is actually a light, dusty purple, which I love for summer and find unexpectedly versatile. 
rebecca minkoff miniture bag
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To play off this (unintentional) patriotic theme I've got going on, I chose to wear classic, stark white pearls with a twist. These pearl-back studs are such a fun alternative to your typical earring - they definitely make a statement, that's for sure! 
pearl back earrings
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I centered my makeup around this bold red lip. I love how it ties my whole outfit together and really completes the look. I kept everything else pretty simple - even my nails are a soft, neutral pink.
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[top: Zara (similar here) // jeans: Loft // sandals: Miz Mooz (I also like this pair) // bandana: boutique (identical one here) // bag: Rebecca Minkoff // earrings: Ann Taylor (similar pair here) // cuff: Ted Baker // amethyst bangle: David Yurman // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: Urban Decay in "Slowburn"] 

This look is all about the bold - go bold or go home, am I right? From baring your shoulders for all the world to see, to standing out in bright red, and even sporting a bandana around your neck, I'm all about channeling your inner fashion goddess and taking on the summer one trend at a time...or five at a time...nbd. 

How do YOU plan on going bold this season? 
off the shoulder top
// SHOP //


  1. I always feel festive on Memorial Day weekend!;)
    This look is perfect for summer, it reminds me about beaches, sea etc;)

  2. Love the stripes, off-the-shoulder is super cute on you!

  3. You look gorgeous sweetie... I love this combination! Amazing top!

  4. This is the perfect festive ensemble for the Memorial Day holiday! I love that you added the bandana into the mix. The off the shoulder top is cute too.

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  6. great post as usual :)

  7. great outfit!!
    love your top

  8. You look exceptionally beautiful!! Adorable look and loved the overall combination!! <3

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  9. You look exceptionally beautiful!! Adorable look and loved the overall combination!! <3

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  10. Adorable outfit and color scheme, perfect for Memorial day.
    Rachel xo

  11. You looks more beautiful in off shoulder outfit! Really, you are gorgeous darling!!!
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  12. so sweet! love this sandals!
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  13. You look so pretty! I love your outfit and you make-up! Your red lips are my favorite! Such a statement look! <3


  14. You look like an absolute doll! I love how you styled this look, the pops of red add a serious wow-factor!

  15. So pretty! love your whole look!

  16. Your off the shoulder top is gorgeous, love the classic navy stripes combined with white and red. This look is like a trendy take on timeless classics. <3

  17. the red lip is so beautiful
    You look awesome,so chic

  18. How chic! Love the scarf with the off the shoulder top, and the contrast in colour is perfect!

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