Tuesday, August 23, 2016

S/S 2016 Trends: Off Shoulder LBD



Has anyone else bought way too many summer clothes but barely worn any of them? Good, I'm not alone! With temperatures soaring this past weekend I made sure to take my latest acquisitions out for a spin and guess what, right about now Off Shoulder items take up 80% of my wardrobe. Needless to say, I've become quite obsessed with the trend and have bought way too many different tops and dresses which I have yet to wear, such as this gorgeous little black dress from none other than Matalan, which you may know I love.


A Little Black Dress is a must, a true capsule item that works well in any season and for almost all occasions. Most of the time, when I have that "I have nothing to wear" feeling or am feeling blue and want something simple without having to think twice, a LBD is always the wisest choice. How can you go wrong with a black dress anyway? Almost impossible. By keeping the dress, aka the main item, simple allows you to go slightly crazier with accessories and shoes making the combinations endless. And despite this dress being summery, put it under a jacket, blazer or cardi and it will work just as well for the fall months ahead. 


The beauty of this dress is that if I wanted to go for sandals instead that would have worked, and despite being an itsy bitsy short on me, on a day I'm feeling brave I would totally pair it with some wedges or heels too. 

For this look (given I was attending a kid's birthday party) I kept the vibe young and playful with colourful accessories and trainers for comfort. Neither bag nor trainers are new on this blog and it goes without saying that I'm obsessed with both. The Italian leather bag, scored on sale at Banana Republic, made its debut here on the Americana Trend post and ever since it has been my go-to. The colour is striking and I'm loving the Gucci inspired design. Adidas Superstars have barely left my feet this season and I don't see myself letting go anytime soon.

Making its first appearance is this Zara bandana which I wore tied on my neck resembling a choker. I find that off shoulders look great paired with chokers/neck accessories and when I saw this at Zara I had to have it. You can't exactly see the details on it but it has lots of tiny little pictures of rainbows, pizza, burgers, and unicorns, aka the cutest accessory ever! Sadly I can't find it on the website but I saw it last week in stores.

Off Shoulder Dress: Matalan (similar here) // Sneakers: Adidas Superstar (here)
Red Leather Italian Bag*: Banana Republic (here) // Bandana: Zara (similar here)
What do you think of this look? Got a go-to LBD in your wardrobe too?
Let me know what you think of the off shoulder trend!

Thanks for reading beauties and I will be back later in the week with a surprise before I'm off for my holiday!

xoxo



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65 comments

  1. Nice post! I love this!

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  2. A black dress is definitely always a good choice, and this one is gorgeous on you!! I've also been obsessed with the off the shoulder trend recently, and definitely bought too many clothes! you're not alone :)

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  3. Love the dress. Awesome look.
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  4. You look links by as ways! I'm just obsessed with the off the shoulder trend

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  5. what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    simply love it!
    lovely :)
    with love your AMELY ROSE

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  6. Beautiful look Pam! :) love the bright color of your handbag
    Nati xx

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  7. this outfit is perfect Pam, love the dress! x
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  8. I love this dress! It's simple, but the cut is so pretty!

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  9. inlove with this outfit! so simple, yet so stylish :)

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  10. Nice post! Have a lovely Wednesday. :)

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  11. You look great, Pam! I love that your nails match your purse.


    xo, Liz
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  12. Gorgeous! Love this beautiful outfit, Pam.
    xox
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  13. You look gorgeous in this minimalist set, I love your scarf :-)

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  14. As much as I love the off-the-shoulder trend. I haven't bought anything myself. Now that I think of it, I haven't bought any proper summer clothing the whole season.

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  15. Such a pretty outfit dear! I love the red bag paired with this dress :)
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  16. I think you really nailed it with this look, Pam! Definitely one of my top favourite from you and it's something that I could see myself wearing. It's sporty chic and you look absolutely beautiful!

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  17. Such a gorgeous off the shoulder dress! I'm loving the off the shoulder trend!

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  18. I liked the length for you, dear Pam! And with the Adidas trainers, really amazing! For a kid's party or a stroll, I loved your black dress! You look very beautiful! I know we tend to buy what we don't need, but we like, and you know what, we just live once :) So don't feel "guilty". I know many people are what I call "brand snobs", which I am not; I may have one or two pieces from Matalan, I like the shop very much! Well done!
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  19. Beautiful photos dear! ♥ you have freat style!

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  20. Amei o look bem bonito, lindos óculos!
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  21. Adoro o look, fica-te mesmo bem e é tão adorável!
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  22. Love this look! That bag adds such a fun pop.

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  23. É das tendências mais giras ;)
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  24. You always look so cute and chic Pam! Such a pretty outfit as always xxx

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  25. Vestido lindo amei as imagens
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  26. I love the dress with the bandana

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  27. I love this look, Pam! This is totally something I would wear... If I were a couple stone lighter! Unfortunately, my larger bust and wide hips mean dresses like these are super unflattering on me :(xx

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  28. Love your styling, what a chic look Pam!
    Have a lovely day :)
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  29. Off the shoulder dresses has been my favourite from all summer styles. Can't believe this one is from Matalan, looks gorgeous on you x

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  30. Nice outfit!
    Love it,
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  31. I love the outfit, it is perfect!
    I'm having the opposite problem to you though, I have just filled my wardrobe with jumpers, jackets, knitwear and boots and here in Australia it is almost spring! I don't know what I'm going to do with everything!

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  32. well, yes, the little black dress is just a wardrobe essential...got to have it
    you rock it
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  33. well, yes, the little black dress is just a wardrobe essential...got to have it
    you rock it
    kisses
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  34. You look so fabulous, dear. Love how you styled this look.
    xoxo
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  35. yes, yes yes for the LBD and sneakers, such a wonderful, cool and still feminine look <3 I LOVE those sneakers and the sunnies just add a little bit edgy vibes, too :)
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  36. Hello,

    Perfect dress !

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  37. Love the combo of this off shoulder dress and sneakers! You look cool!

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  38. Love the outfit with the nice Italian leather handbag
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  39. What a gorgeous dress! I love your handbag as well - very gorgeous! x

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  40. You are definitely not alone on this one I bought way too much summer clothes as well that I haven't worn as yet. Looking great though love the outfit.
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  41. I love this casual LBD look! The bandana choker is such a nice touch!

    XoXo,

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  42. I don't have one off-shoulder item in my wardrobe. I know. But then I'm not the kind of person to go out of my way to get something just because it's in style. Don't have the means to do shopping at the moment, even though I'd love to. I'm a late bloomer. You'll probably see me rocking off-shoulder tops/dresses much later than everyone else lol

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  43. Look maravilhoso amei
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  44. Il tocco rosso della borsa è perfetto! Kiss
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  45. Same here! Took so many off the shoulders tops this year! I guess it was too hot and that inspires me. Your dress is stunning! Love it!

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  46. I love this outfit so much! You look wonderful!
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  47. Amazing outfit :) great bag :)
    Have a good day!

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  48. Wow, gorgeous look!

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  49. I love your style! This look is super cute!

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    1. Wow, such a gorgeous black dress. You look soooo pretty dear :)

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  52. Wonderful look and amazing shoes! :) I like it!

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  53. agrees- I think off-the-shoulder are a perfect staple to looks sexy yet classy!
    xxo
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  54. Wonderful look and amazing shoes! :) I like it! pokemon gold rom

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  55. Amei seu look! www.polianateixeira.com

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