For me, the best thing about winter is daydreaming about a new Spring/ Summer wardrobe. As the persistent winter continues to taunt me, I yearn to pack away the winter coats and chunky knits I’d obsessed about only a few short months earlier, to make way for a fresh wardrobe of new season pieces.
For spring the piece I’m craving most is the off the shoulder top. Not to be confused with the peasant folky pieces often favored by the free spirited, bohemian set in the past. The off the shoulder has turned her back on her hippie heritage and reinvented herself with clean lines and sleek styling and she has never looked better.
Whether styled back with minimalistic pencil skirts, crisp shorts or wide trousers for a modern take, or carelessly paired with worn in denim for contrast, the only thing this style doesn’t seem to work with is a jacket.
Spring you cannot come soon enough.
About the author;
A senior womenswear buyer, lecturer, key note speaker and founder of Style Retailer. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.
Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at the Fashion Exposed seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.