summer staple item by fanci fantastic summer staple item by fanci fantastic summer staple item by fanci fantastic summer staple item by fanci fantastic summer staple item by fanci fantastic summer staple item by fanci fantastic Top-Boohoo, Pants-local shop in Harlem, Shoes- Topshop, Bag-Forever 21, Earrings- vintage

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It seems the summer staple item this year is any garment that is off the shoulder. Off the shoulder dresses, off the shoulder tops. It’s everywhere, every blogger and fashionista is rocking this trend. Usually I don’t like to look like everybody else, but there are a few fashion exceptions. This being one of them. The funny thing is I bought this top last year. I was going on a family holiday and wanted a few dramatic pieces to wear to dinner. I saw this top on my favorite site boohoo.com and bought one in red and white. A year later this top is one of the most on trend pieces of the season. That’s the great thing about fashion, everything comes back around. Also it teaches you to buy what you like and not what is popular at the time.

I’m never sure what to wear with this top as the sleeves are so dramatic which I love. But you know me, I like to wear one statement piece at a time. I decided on some black flared pants which I also got last year, and some vintage earrings.

I really hate when people wear all their statement pieces at once, it drives me crazy. #Fancifantastictip If you have a statement chain and bracelet, wear plain stud earrings. It you have dramatic earrings, do not wear a chain. If you have a statement dress or pants and top, keep the bag and jewelry simple.

In the words of the great Coco Chanel ‘Once you’ve dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off”.

Hear are a few items to help you recreate this look.

Off the shoulder top here, here, and here

Flared pants here and here

Earrings here and here

Similar shoes can be found on this post

Bag here

 

 

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