Off The Shoulder

Hello friends! I hope you had a good weekend. Apparently I did because I was up before 7 today and I’m using exclamation points within the first paragraph. Mind you, it’s Monday so this is incredible. I truly believe there is nothing a little weekend and a lot of coffee can’t fix. 
I’ve been seeing off the shoulder everywhere and wanted to try the style out. I decided to go with two options for summer: a white crisp silhouette and this simple black version, which actually feels / fits like a tee. This trend caught me by surprise this season but now I’m such a fan of this look. Perhaps it’s because I am a child of the 80s / 90s and I had a few Barbies with similar tops and dresses. No, not perhaps — that’s actually 100% why. I’m also waiting for the color peach to come back in a big way, too. Fingers crossed for next spring. 
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  1. jenloveskev says:

    Kendi! you look so beautiful in this post (you always do of course!) but love the black off the shoulders. What a great outfit!! Hope you and Brian are having a great summer so far! xoxo

    06.29.15 · Reply
  2. Oh this is a BEAUTIFUL look! xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    06.29.15 · Reply
  3. That top is great!! Absolutely love how you styled it here, and can’t wait to see the white version. They remind me of my Barbies too! Crossing fingers for peach 🙂
    Rory

    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  4. Such a sweet and elegant look for the sweet days of Summer. Simply beautiful. 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    06.29.15 · Reply
  5. Love the off-shoulder top, you look lovely!!

    http://fashiondiariesbyk.com/

    06.29.15 · Reply
  6. SO PRETTY! I love this on you. And I like that this top doesn’t have the weird spaghetti straps on the shoulders. I like the off the shoulder tops better without.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  7. Mer says:

    What size are you wearing in the top? Thanks!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  8. Liv says:

    Love the off the shoulder detail.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

    06.29.15 · Reply
  9. Loving this off the shoulder look on you!!! Exclamation points abound!

    http://www.freedupgirl.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  10. Natali says:

    Beautiful and feminine outfit! You look gorgeous!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  11. thetrendychick says:

    I love this outfit! Pairing the off the shoulder shirt with a bit of a longer skirt is a great idea too because then they balance each other!

    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

    06.29.15 · Reply
  12. Gorgeous! So soft and sweet pieces! Love it!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  13. Preeti says:

    such a feminine look!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  14. Amy says:

    i love this outfit!
    and that skirt = swooonnnn

    06.29.15 · Reply
  15. this is a gooooood good look on you, girlfriend.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  16. Jackie says:

    I’m all about the off the shoulder tops for this season, too. This one is so cute with that skirt!

    Jackie

    Something About That

    06.29.15 · Reply
  17. zara says:

    Beautiful! So elegant and streamlined. Love the silhouette and the flowing skirt.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  18. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love this look! That skirt is stunning!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  19. Kimberly says:

    This is so pretty & feminine – love the pairing! You look gorgeous!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  20. Stephanie says:

    You make the off-the-shoulder trend so ladylike!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  21. Taryn says:

    Last time I wore something off the shoulder (a red sweater, to be exact), I caught the eye of my now-husband, so I know this look has some serious power to it. 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  22. Hope says:

    I love this outfit, its so feminine and flattering! I love the pattern of the skirt!! H xx

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.co.uk

    06.29.15 · Reply
  23. Chelsea says:

    Love the modern take on a very Audrey Hepburn look. This skirt print is perfection!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

    06.29.15 · Reply
  24. Moonstyle says:

    nice look!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  25. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love off the shoulder with a midi skirt<3

    Shall We Sasa

    06.29.15 · Reply
  26. jenloveskev says:

    Kendi! you look so beautiful in this post (you always do of course!) but love the black off the shoulders. What a great outfit!! Hope you and Brian are having a great summer so far! xoxo

    06.29.15 · Reply
  27. Oh this is a BEAUTIFUL look! xx

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com/blog

    06.29.15 · Reply
  28. lavieenliz says:

    love this off the shoulder top

    http://hashtagliz.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  29. alexa_Boston says:

    Tough love: The second to last picture is stunning. You are SOOOO truly beautiful when you aren’t making prune face and your clothes fit.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  30. That top is great!! Absolutely love how you styled it here, and can't wait to see the white version. They remind me of my Barbies too! Crossing fingers for peach 🙂
    Rory

    http://www.WearAboutsBlog.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  31. Such a sweet and elegant look for the sweet days of Summer. Simply beautiful. 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    06.29.15 · Reply
  32. fashiondiariesbyk says:

    Love the off-shoulder top, you look lovely!!

    http://fashiondiariesbyk.com/

    06.29.15 · Reply
  33. SO PRETTY! I love this on you. And I like that this top doesn't have the weird spaghetti straps on the shoulders. I like the off the shoulder tops better without.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  34. I love the off the shoulder top! I’ve been on the hunt for one but I can’t wait to add it to my closet.

    Also, totally agree with you on the color peach. It needs to happen.

    xx Shirley
    http://classifiedcloset.blogspot.com/

    06.29.15 · Reply
  35. Mer says:

    What size are you wearing in the top? Thanks!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  36. Agreed! Been seeing off the shoulder everywhere! I just wrote about it today, haha. Def a summer trend, so many of which have a 70’s-ish kind of vibe. So fun!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  37. Liv says:

    Love the off the shoulder detail.

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

    06.29.15 · Reply
  38. Loving this off the shoulder look on you!!! Exclamation points abound!

    http://www.freedupgirl.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  39. Natali says:

    Beautiful and feminine outfit! You look gorgeous!

    http://lartoffashion.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  40. thetrendychick says:

    I love this outfit! Pairing the off the shoulder shirt with a bit of a longer skirt is a great idea too because then they balance each other!

    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

    06.29.15 · Reply
  41. Chloé says:

    Gorgeous! So soft and sweet pieces! Love it!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  42. Preeti says:

    such a feminine look!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  43. Amy says:

    i love this outfit!
    and that skirt = swooonnnn

    06.29.15 · Reply
  44. paige says:

    this is a gooooood good look on you, girlfriend.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  45. That last photo is stunning Kendi! You look gorgeous!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  46. Jackie says:

    I'm all about the off the shoulder tops for this season, too. This one is so cute with that skirt!

    Jackie

    Something About That

    06.29.15 · Reply
  47. zara says:

    Beautiful! So elegant and streamlined. Love the silhouette and the flowing skirt.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  48. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    I love this look! That skirt is stunning!

    Paige

    http://thehappyflammily.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  49. Kimberly says:

    This is so pretty & feminine – love the pairing! You look gorgeous!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  50. Stephanie says:

    You make the off-the-shoulder trend so ladylike!

    Stephanie
    http://ishowedupinboots.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  51. Taryn says:

    Last time I wore something off the shoulder (a red sweater, to be exact), I caught the eye of my now-husband, so I know this look has some serious power to it. 🙂 You look gorgeous!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  52. Grace says:

    Such a sweet look, girl! I love this off the shoulder trend. And your skirt is darling! Maybe we’ll see the return of “the scrunchie” later this season?? #fingerscrossed

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  53. Hope says:

    I love this outfit, its so feminine and flattering! I love the pattern of the skirt!! H xx

    http://www.hopesgone.blogspot.co.uk

    06.29.15 · Reply
  54. Chelsea says:

    Love the modern take on a very Audrey Hepburn look. This skirt print is perfection!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

    06.29.15 · Reply
  55. Kayla D says:

    Loving this feminine look! I too have been into all the off the shoulder looks for summer!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

    06.29.15 · Reply
  56. I’m becoming obsessed with off the shoulder tops too! The one you have sounds like it’s super comfy!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

    06.29.15 · Reply
  57. Moonstyle says:

    nice look!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  58. Sasa Zoe says:

    Love off the shoulder with a midi skirt<3

    Shall We Sasa

    06.29.15 · Reply
  59. Shoshana says:

    Such a pretty look. Very feminine, poetic with a nod to yesteryear.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  60. Beautifully ladylike look!

    Red Reticule

    06.29.15 · Reply
  61. wendyalexaconsult says:

    Second to last picture is stunning. You are SOOOO truly beautiful when you aren't making prune face and your clothes fit.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  62. Eden Mint says:

    Love this off the shoulder top — gorgeous style!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  63. Agreed! Been seeing off the shoulder everywhere! I just wrote about it today, haha. Def a summer trend, so many of which have a 70's-ish kind of vibe. So fun!

    06.29.15 · Reply
  64. Kate Style Petite says:

    I definitely need more off the shoulder dress.

    06.29.15 · Reply
  65. You look so great in these styles/silhouettes. Those shoes are amazing!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  66. Such a sweet look, girl! I love this off the shoulder trend. And your skirt is darling! Maybe we'll see the return of "the scrunchie" later this season?? #fingerscrossed

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  67. Erika says:

    I love this off the shoulder look! It’s so pretty!

    Erika

    http://whaterikawears.com/

    06.29.15 · Reply
  68. Kayla D says:

    Loving this feminine look! I too have been into all the off the shoulder looks for summer!

    xx,
    Kayla
    Eat Play Dress

    06.30.15 · Reply
  69. I'm becoming obsessed with off the shoulder tops too! The one you have sounds like it's super comfy!

    http://elementsofellis.com/

    06.30.15 · Reply
  70. Love this pretty off-the-shoulder look, very feminine and classy! Definitely a style I will wear myself too, awesome!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    06.29.15 · Reply
  71. Shoshana says:

    Such a pretty look. Very feminine, poetic with a nod to yesteryear.

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

    06.30.15 · Reply
  72. Beautifully ladylike look!

    Red Reticule

    06.30.15 · Reply
  73. Eden Mint says:

    Love this off the shoulder top — gorgeous style!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

    06.30.15 · Reply
  74. Kate Style Petite says:

    I definitely need more off the shoulder dress.

    06.30.15 · Reply
  75. You look so great in these styles/silhouettes. Those shoes are amazing!

    Laura
    http://www.24-7style.com

    06.30.15 · Reply
  76. Erika says:

    I love this off the shoulder look! It's so pretty!

    Erika

    http://whaterikawears.com/

    06.30.15 · Reply
  77. Love this pretty off-the-shoulder look, very feminine and classy! Definitely a style I will wear myself too, awesome!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    06.30.15 · Reply
  78. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Such a classic, vintage look. Love it!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    06.30.15 · Reply
  79. Andrea Sobczyk says:

    Oh Kendi, you did it again! Love Love Love!

    06.30.15 · Reply
  80. Alyssa Thomas says:

    Such a classic, vintage look. Love it!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

    06.30.15 · Reply
  81. Trude says:

    Gorgeous – you, the outfit and the photography with that lovely hair light! 🙂

    06.30.15 · Reply
  82. Andrea Sobczyk says:

    Oh Kendi, you did it again! Love Love Love!

    06.30.15 · Reply
  83. this is really darling and summery!

    kelsey malie

    06.30.15 · Reply
  84. Kate says:

    Nailed it! You look stunning.

    06.30.15 · Reply
  85. Trude says:

    Gorgeous – you, the outfit and the photography with that lovely hair light! 🙂

    06.30.15 · Reply
  86. Kelsey Wilburn says:

    this is really darling and summery!

    kelsey malie

    06.30.15 · Reply
  87. Kate says:

    Nailed it! You look stunning.

    06.30.15 · Reply
  88. I want this look for me. It’s so elegant, so feminine. This is going to be my look for this summer. Thanks for the idea. By the way this look has a very ” Italian holiday ” feel to it.

    07.01.15 · Reply
  89. Kimiko says:

    This outfit is smashing!! I love this pairing so much.

    07.01.15 · Reply
  90. I want this look for me. It's so elegant, so feminine. This is going to be my look for this summer. Thanks for the idea. By the way this look has a very Italina holiday feel to it.

    07.01.15 · Reply
  91. Kimiko says:

    This outfit is smashing!! I love this pairing so much.

    07.01.15 · Reply
  92. Lol I had peaches & cream barbie too! Totally want it to come back!

    07.01.15 · Reply
  93. Lol I had peaches & cream barbie too! Totally want it to come back!

    07.01.15 · Reply
  94. photosbyjaana says:

    vavavoom and holy chic! gorgeous
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    07.02.15 · Reply
  95. photosbyjaana says:

    vavavoom and holy chic! gorgeous
    http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

    07.03.15 · Reply
  96. Berty Morales says:

    Beautiful. Wow that skort, and those heels, just perfect!

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
    http://www.facebook.com/MadForFashionForLess

    07.03.15 · Reply
  97. Berty Morales says:

    Beautiful. Wow that skort, and those heels, just perfect!

    Berty Morales
    Mad For Fashion For Less
    http://www.facebook.com/MadForFashionForLess

    07.03.15 · Reply
  98. Graceful Mist says:

    Lovely outfit! The bag is nice.

    07.05.15 · Reply
  99. Graceful Mist says:

    Lovely outfit! The bag is so nice.

    07.05.15 · Reply
  100. That top is super cute! Love it paired with that skirt!

    xo christa | http://www.gardeniasandmint.com

    07.13.15 · Reply
  101. Do you do anything to keep the top in place on your arms? I’m debating about keeping this because whenever I raise my arms even a little, it slips up onto my shoulders!

    07.28.15 · Reply
    • Kendi Lea says:

      well this one has pretty tight elastic, but yes it does come up a little if I move my arms above my shoulders (like if I was putting a bun up or something). I don’t know if any solution to this, but if I think of something clever, I’ll let you know 😉

      07.28.15 · Reply
  102. Nice and perfect looking outfit..

    03.01.18 · Reply