The Style Guide: How to Wear Cold Shoulder Top

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Like the off-the-shoulder tops, the cold shoulder top is something you should definitely have in your wardrobe. I actually call it the perfect summertime garment. It’s easy, flowy and not hard to combine with the rest of your clothes. But, I will also show you how to wear it during the colder days, like in the fall or even in winter.

Cold shoulder tops are too revealing, so the girls are still discussing if is this an appropriate piece for the office. If the rest of your outfit is classy, and not exposing too much, I would say why not.
For the street, you can combine it with whatever you want. We will see how some girls from the fashion industry do it.

Let’s see what I have prepared for you, shall we?

White Silk Cold Shoulder Top

silk colder shoulder top
This is a classic look, as white silk top that can be combined with almost everything. Here it’s mixed with a nice pair of skinny jeans with the additional modern jewelry. You can wear it like in the photo above, tucked in your jeans, or if you wish, you can let if flow around you waist.

Navy-Blue Turtleneck Cold Shoulder Top

blue turtleneck
Imagine yourself in bazaar, buying the flowers and vegetables, and wearing this top. It is perfect for days that you are spending outside. With a pair of jeans, it can be super casual piece.
But, if you prefer something more elegant, this can be combined with a skirt, or a nice pair of beige-colored pants. High heels with this outfit are a plus.

Ruffled Cold Shoulder Top

ruffle cold shoulder top
This is a great ruffled top. It is combined with jeans and super pair of high heel sandals! The classic black and grey outfit can also be easily worn in more elegant occasions, and not only during the day.
With the details like this, a small metallic bag or rope sandals with the same pattern fit perfectly with the whole look.

Sleeveless Coat On

coat on cold shoulder top
A very interesting mix of sleeveless coat and cold shoulder blouse. It is really looking great, right?
I think that people will definitely turn their heads behind you when you walk in this combo.
A big trend this season are also denim culottes, so you will definitely look like a real fashionista in this outfit!


black cold shoulder top
When I mentioned the appropriate office look, I imagined something like this.
A complete black look, but one that is still looking very chic and elegant. The sequin black skirt is giving off the sense of glamour, and the red lipstick is just highlighting it.
If you put on details like the belt and small black bag, the whole outfit becomes even easier to combine, but it still remains an appropriate office look.

Button-Down Cold Shoulder Top

button down cold shoulder top
Sailor blue stripes are the perfect pattern, if you imagine yourself somewhere on the sea side. But it can be also challenging to wear this during the hot days in the heart of the city.
Wearing this top together with navy-blue pants, a nice belt colored in blue, white, and red, is really what is making this outfit worth combining.

Midi Skirt

The cold shoulder top is looks great when it is paired with the flowy midi skirt. The outfit is in the same color, but with different patterns. The skirt is striped, and the top has small but nice silver details around the neck and hands.

White Stitching

striped cold shoulder top
Popular detail trend this season is white stitching on blue skirts, pants, trench coats and dresses. As you can see, in this outfit, the skirt with this kind of detail is paired with a blue and white long sleeve top, and with a-line ends. It also has ruffle details above the waist, so it looks really interesting.

Make it yourself

dress cold shoulder top
If you are interested in making your own cold shoulder top, you can combine two different garments. This is a real example of how to do it.
This style is seen on the streets of New York fashion week, so you can be sure that you will look like a real fashionista, if you mix these two pieces together. All you need is to layer your dress and button-down the shirt.


sweater cold shoulder top
As I promised, I will show you how easy it is to wear cold shoulders in colder days. This top is in the form of sweater, so you don’t need to worry about being cold.
You can pair it with jeans, culottes or pants.


floral cold shoulder top
Red, floral pattern top with V neck is great for the summer days spent in the city. The easiest way to wear it is if you tuck it in your favorite high waist jeans, so you can feel completely comfortable.
If you like belts, you can add one like in the photo above, or you can put more jewelry on.
Either way, you will look gorgeous.

Crop Cold Shoulder Top

croped cold shoulder top
If you see the photo above, you will notice that the holes around the shoulders have a zipper. Nice detail, right? That is precisely the thing that makes this piece interesting. On the other side, it has a classic pattern, colored in grey, so it is not too much eccentric.
Paired with the high waist jeans, and heels, it can be worn on a date, or for a night out in the town.

All these outfit ideas are for you, and by now you must have realized that it is super easy to wear all of them!
Try it out with jeans, pants, mini or midi skirts or make your own cold shoulder top from two different pieces. You can always add another layer like a cool jacket, sweater or a coat.
I hope you like the ideas I have found for you.