If I had to choose just one trend to define the Spring ’16 collections, it would have to be the off-the-shoulder silhouette. Seen on runways from New York to Paris and all over the streets, exposed shoulders were this season’s playful, sexy antidote to years of minimalism.
Even better, it’s a look that appeals to women of every taste: Whether your style is classic, romantic, or bohemian, an off-the-shoulder blouse can go from day to night; which leaves plenty of room for accessorizing, especially with earrings; and offers a skin-baring option for women who prefer not to fully expose their arms.
For Sydney based designer Kym Ellery, off-the-shoulder dressing isn’t new; in fact, she designs each of her eponymous collections with the shoulders in mind. How else would one be able to carry those elongated sleeves on the signature ruffle blouses?
One of the interesting things about Kym is that she’s a designer trying to rethink formal clothes. Ellery’s evolved sense of rigor was nowhere better demonstrated this season than in her approach to volume. She still likes her clothes to take up lots of space, but she found lots of ways in this collection to control her volumes, or concentrate them into small, significant gestures.
With an off-the-shoulder neckline and full, gathered oversize sleeves that sit low on the arms, it’s the kind of top you could wear with trousers during the day or a midi skirt at night — and the results would be effortless either way.
the Chicest Degree teamed up with Farfetch, to showcase our favorite trend from this season. The outfit styled above is the perfect look for all of your warm weather happenings.
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Credits: Ellery Off Shoulder Elbow cut top, Ellery Monet Mazur Cropped Flared trousers, Jake Mesh Mules, Loewe Puzzle tote, Ellery Oversize Cat Eye sunglasses, Delfina Delettrez Pearl Piercing diamond rings, Lipstick Queen matte lipstick