STAY CLASSY IN SUMMER’S OFF THE SHOULDER TREND

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This week, the fashion world exploded with the Duchess of Cambridge’s slightly “daring” off the shoulder tailored look at the Museum of Natural History’s benefit in London. Flattering on all body types by accentuating the décolletage, you too can “class” up this silhouette. Take a tip from Kate and incorporate Summer’s favorite “off shoulder” style into your fashion wardrobe this Season.

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 Created by designer Barbara Casasola for her Spring 2016 collection, the pinstripe cream colored dress is the perfect cross between classy yet cool. The Duchess dressed things up with dainty dangle earrings and strappy heels, but you could easily pair this look with  sandals for lunch with the girls, or your favorite comfy sneakers for the perfect “Athleisure” look.

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At the workplace, keep your off the shoulder dress sophisticated by accessorizing with skinny cotton pants and classic oxfords for all day comfort and style.

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On another day, create a different outfit with your skinnies by pairing with a lightweight cotton lace off the shoulder top for perfect polish.

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Great for work or play, streamline your look with all neutrals. Go with a cream colored knit top paired with wide leg “culottes,” making a fashion comeback this year.

Other neutral cropped pant styles we like:
“Rylie” Taupe Jogger Pants
“Margaux” Metallic Floral Capri Pants
“Crepe” Black Satin Cropped Pants

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Don’t limit your style to just black and white. Jazz things up with a pretty floral print off the shoulder blouse paired with your favorite skinny jeans, if appropriate. On other occasions, you can accessorize your top with a chic midi skirt or wide leg trousers for perfect sophistication.

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Substitute your pants with a classy chic A line skirt for a fun, flirty look. Go all black in an off shoulder lace tunic and matching skirt, or switch things up in a “black and white” style with a white jacquard knit A line.

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Another chic off the shoulder style that can be adapted to both work and “classy” events is Summer’s favorite romper.  Feel light and airy this Summer in a breezy white lace shorts set accessorized with nude colored sandals and handbag. Or, go with a  classic basic black style paired with minimal gold jewelry and a colorful handbag. Keep your look sophisticated by keeping hemlines longer for extra coverage, combining with classic handbags, jewelry, and shoes, and styling hair in a chic topknot, sleek pony, or loose curls carefully shaped in place.

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Feeling a little daring? Go with a pretty printed cotton romper combined with solid colored accessorizes to streamline your look. From florals to Aztec to animal print, you’ll feel confident and polished in a whimsical print romper this Season.

Other printed romper options to try:
“Essie” Coral Printed Off the Shoulder Romper
“Summer” Ivory Printed Strapless Shorts Set

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Extend the romper look to full length pants in a trendy printed jumpsuit, perfect for any Summer occasion.

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Straight off the Spring 2016 runways, try a printed strapless jumpsuit for pure class and style. Whether on your way to the office or out and about for the day, you are sure to turn heads.

Our Favorite Printed Jumpsuit Styles:
“Cierra” Printed Jersey Jumpsuit
“Denna” Crepe de Chine Pantsuit
“On the Go” Purple Printed Jumpsuit

 

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Feeling a bit whimsical? Forgo the solids and try a silky floral patterned cold shoulder top. Paired with skinny denim pants, a mini skirt, or trousers, you’ll be the talk of the town everywhere you go.

Our favorite patterned “cold shoulder” finds:
“Agne” Printed Cold Shoulder Tunic
“Ariana” Black Printed Blouse
“Cabana” Ivory Animal Print Tunic
“Cabana Sanctuary” Fuchsia Tunic
“Chain Reaction” White Silk Crop Waist Blouse

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And finally, you must add a chic cold shoulder dress to the mix this Season. Whether for work or play, your dress will have you looking stylish without all the fuss. Tussle your hair and you are ready to rock. Choose a bold color to brighten your day, or an intricate pattern for some whimsy and fun.

Get similar cold shoulder dresses featured here:
“Naida” Coral Cold Shoulder Shirt Dress
“Floria” Printed Cold Shoulder Dress
“Design To Mezmorize” Printed Knit Dress

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Whichever you choose, from tops, to rompers, to jumpsuits, to dresses, you can add in the romantic off shoulder style to your fashion wardrobe this Summer and still stay classy. Pair with tailored items for a classic, timeless look. No matter what remember, it is the confidence and inner charm you exude that people will notice most, so be sure to dress in the clothes that make you feel the best YOU can be. Let us know which off shoulder look YOU dare to try this Summer by commenting below.

Here at Posh at Play, we want you to remember to,
Be You, Be Fabulous, and Always Be Feminine.

LACE IT UP

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Spring is in the air.  A time when you want to pull out the softer, lighter side of your wardrobe.  I can’t think of anything better than lace.  Since it has first made its appearance as far back as 1561, lace has stood the test of time.  Nearly five centuries later, this openwork fabric is still one of the hottest trends in the fashion industry.  It’s seen all over the world, from the streets of New York to the Paris runways.  It’s been worn by Royals such as Marie Antoinette, celebrities such as Madonna, and teenagers going to their first prom. There is just something about lace that makes you want to put your hair up and put on your favorite pearl necklace.  Maybe it’s the sheer, delicate fabric that makes you feel ladylike and regal.  It’s the epitome of femininity.  Whether worn as a sundress on a warm spring day or as an elegant, floor-sweeping gown to the fanciest gala in town, this timeless fabric is sure to be a favorite in your spring wardrobe.  There really are no boundaries on when and where lace can be worn, and maybe that’s why it is such a timeless classic.  So why not let us show you all the options lace can bring to your spring wardrobe and lace it up?

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CORAL STRETCH LACE DRESS OFF SHOULDER NECKLINE

With this eye-catching coral color, all eyes will be on you.  This lace dress stretches and hugs every curve to reveal your sexy silhouette. You can dress these up with the LANG SANDAL By Jimmy Choo or get a more casual look with the BRYN PAVE BOW FLAT THONG by Tori Burch.

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HYPNOTIZED STRETCH LACE TOP

Add a feminine and romantic touch to your wardrobe with this STRETCH LACE TOP.  With its lace v-neck and sheer long sleeves, this is sure to show off your softer side.  Pair this with our STRETCH LACE SKIRT below for a party-perfect outfit for this spring season.

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Sexy, stylish and unique; these Ivory Lace Shorts are perfect to hit the town in with your girlfriends.  Just add a pair of heels and the ESTATE GARDEN LINEAR EARRINGS by Kate Spade for a sexy, smoking hot look.

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 LONG SLEEVE STRETCH LONG SLEEVE LACE DRESS

Steal the spotlight in this Red Lace Dress.  With its vibrant red color and classic sophisticated style, this lace dress can be worn to the most elegant of dinners or even as your first prom dress.  Pair this with the BRANDIE PUMP by VC Signature to get this look.