Open Shoulder Shirt & Best Cutoffs Ever

With the changing weather, I have been conflicted when selecting outfits. Can I wear white if the leaves are still green? Can I wear summer fabrics if the daily temperature is projected to hit 90 degrees? I used to be vigilant when I comes to following these rules, but lately I just want to wear what makes me comfortable and happy.

I ordered this open shoulder shirt last year because I like the color, the cutout shoulder trend, and it looked like an ideal transitional weather item. I wore it for the first time, with a pair of denim cutoffs and metallic sandals, to dinner at Buddakan a few weeks ago. It was ideal for the night: walking to dinner through upper 70 degrees and dining in a restaurant ten degrees chillier.

If I could go back, would I buy this shirt knowing how it wears? Despite the fact that it was a great layer in terms of fabric for this summer / fall weather purgatory, probably not. As shown in the photos, it wrinkled almost as soon as I slipped it on. It requires a racer-back bra, as the cutaway sleeves would expose standard style bra straps. The sleeves were shorter than I would have liked. It was a bit boxy throughout the body. But maybe you have shorter arms and maybe you like roomier pieces. If so, this is your shirt.

Let us discuss the shorts –

While I am having buyer’s remorse on the shirt, I am obsessed with the shorts. I have worn them for three weekends straight and plan on breaking them out again in a few weeks for vacation at Hilton Head. After the first day of wear, I even bought them in the darker wash. My favorite part was that I did not feel overexposed in them. So many denim cutoffs border on inappropriate. These 7 For All Mankind denim shorts weren’t obscenely short, which let’s face it, is only underscored when you top six feet in height. Amirite ladies?

blouse // denim shorts (similar) // rose gold cuff // ring // cable cuff with gold and pearls // bucket bag // sandal

4 thoughts on “Open Shoulder Shirt & Best Cutoffs Ever

  1. I adore those shorts as well! Glad to hear that you liked them. And I hear you about the finicky weather and what’s appropriate to wear. We are having 87 degree weather tomorrow in NYC, and I’ve packed away all of my summer clothing!! Oh well, I’m going to adopt your motto and just wear what feels good.

    XX,
    Lauren

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