10 Stylish Ways to Wear Black Off-The-Shoulder Top

cover photo black off the shoulder top

Nowadays, wearing of the off-the-shoulder cloth pieces is one of the most popular trends. The second these clothes arrived in the shops, girls were buying them without even questioning if they really need it or not.

The fact is, with so many different off-the-shoulder tops, it is easy to pick one that goes well with the rest of the items in your wardrobe. Depending on the accessories you choose to put on, you can either get to super casual to pretty elegant look. This piece is undoubtedly sexy as it exposes a just a little bit of your skin while not making you feel uncomfortable. In fact, these tops are super comfy and cool to wear.

If you have lack of inspiration on how to wear a black off-the-shoulder top, scroll down to see what I’ve prepared for you in this post. Starting now!

Little Black Top

black off the shoulder top
Little black dress is, as we all know it – THE statement, and everybody must have at least one in the wardrobe. But having off-the-shoulder top is racing to become one of the essentials in your collection of clothes too. You can pair it with almost everything, jeans, leather, skirts or pants, and you will still look amazing.

A-line skirt

black off the shoulder top a line
I love the combination of off-the-shoulder top and A line skirt. It reminds me of some old dresses that were worn way back in the past. So if you want to preserve the sense of the old times and to feel vintage and elegant, try on the outfit from the photo above.

Like a Sailor: Striped

black off the shoulder top striped
I would name this model a puff, just because of the sleeves. It can feel a bit strange, because of its cut, but you can pair it with shorts, or some pencil skirt to bring some balance. Since the central piece of this outfit is the off-the-shoulder top, try not to put too many jewelry to drive attention from it.


off the shoulder top asymmetric
Oh, I love asymmetric clothes so much. They give you that “I’m very confident with what I’m wearing” look. This top is asymmetric, and that is why it’s best to be paired with some asymmetric skirt! If you like to experiment with the clothes, try this one and you will have all the eyes on you, wherever you appear.


over the one shoulder black top
Chiara definitely knows how to wear some trendy clothes. And she does so very well with this one too. When off-the-shoulder trend appeared, it also inspired women to experiment with it. Just like in the picture above. So it’s not completely off-the-shoulder, but it is showing just enough to be worn in some more elegant situations. Try it with a mini skirt like Chiara or in a more casual variation with jeans or shorts and Chuck Taylors.

Like a Hippie

hippie off the shoulder
Ever since I watched Hair, I had this thing for the hippie trend. I still feel in love with the clothes the cast was wearing. If you are like me (and hopefully you are) you will definitely try this outfit. It includes the over-the-shoulder black top and colorful skirt in red shade. Add some nice sandals to it and you can spend your day in the park, at a picnic or just walking around during a warm summer day.

Coachella Lifestyle

coachella lifestyle off the shoulder top
Do you like festivals? The ones in the open, ones in nature? Then this outfit is definitely for you. You probably heard of Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the USA. Girls are preparing their clothes and outfits for months before going there. If you are one them, try combining this black off-the-shoulder top with sleeves and patterned shorts. You can add a lot of jewelry to get closer to that bohemian style. Boots are a must have since it might rain!

Office appropriate

off the shoulder top office
Paired with a nice pencil midi skirt, the black off-the-shoulder top can easily be worn in the office. Of course I am talking about those working places, that don’t impose a dress-code on their workers but still have minimal requests. High heels paired with this combination give it a certain classy look. Put a little bit of jewelry and makeup on, and you will be ready for your office in a snap of the fingers.

Did Someone Say Flowers?

flowers black off the shoulder top
If you read my posts, then you definitely realized that I love floral print on clothes. Yes, that is true! I think it’s perfect for warmer days and especially when on vacation. This off-the-shoulder top reminds me of Mexico or Spain. A top with embodied flowers in a combination with jeans or shorts is a perfect choice for a cocktail night out and Spanish music in the air. Don’t you agree?

Gingham Style

gingham style off the shoulder top
From the moment gingham style entered the fashion scene, everybody wanted to wear it, and get that French vibe that it was carrying with it. This pattern became very popular on the runway shows, and after that it exploded on the streets. If you want to try it, I suggest to start with the classic one which combines black and white. The cut of the top will definitely divert the attention towards you. Put on some minimal golden jewelry and break the colors with a nice red bag.

If there is one top to own for the summer days, I would have to say that it is the off-the-shoulder one. As you could see it is very easy to put an outfit together with it, and you can wear it all the time if you wish. By adding few details, such as jewelry, high heels or a small bag you can also wear this piece during evening or more formal events.
I’ve tried to show you how you can easily combine it, while not losing too much time on thinking about “how will I look in this”.