Trying Out The Off The Shoulder Blouse Trend

the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy

This outfit post is off the shoulders hook!

I’m not really a “trend” person but I’m a big fashion magazine geek so I try to keep up with what’s happening. Off-the-shoulder garments are so big right now and it made me really curious. How does the shirt stay up? Are they comfortable? Do I have to have special shoulders? Etc, etc.

I did some thrifting this past weekend and found this top for $1 and knew it was my chance to answer all my burning questions. Read on for my opinions!

the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy

First of all, this bouncy, vintage, red top felt so reminiscent of Carmen Miranda. If you put a fruit bowl on my head I’d be all set for a Chiquita Banana commercial!

I styled my outfit to reflect that fun vibe and celebrate the first day of summer. This floral skirt and platform high heels definitely kept this outfit in the 21st century!

As for the top itself, the elastic is very tight, even after all these years. I actually found myself pulling it down for the perfect off the shoulder look. I honestly expected it to fall down! This particular top also had elasticized sleeves which don’t work for my arms and they also kept creeping up. That could be fixed by cutting the sleeves but I don’t have the heart to cut up beautiful vintage. 😞

the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy

But that’s the fun of thrifting a trend for $1. You can live and learn and figure out what you like before committing to a more expensive version. I would definitely invest in this trend now that I’ve tried it. I wasn’t sure if my shoulders were cut out for it but I guess so! I’ve always been self-conscious of a hunch back I have but it didn’t really matter when I felt this cute!

Have you tried this trend? Or is there another trend you thrifted before committing to? Let me know how it went in the comments!

And because it’s National Selfie Day, here’s a behind-the-scenes mug from when I was taking these outfit photos. All them ~~summer vibes~*

the outfit repeater hannah rupp fashion blog red off the shoulder blouse, floral skirt, thredup platform high heels, vintage blue flower clip on earrings, colourpop lippie stix bossy
Thrifted top, skirt, and earrings, $2 total (shop similar skirt, shop similar top)
ThredUP high heels, paid w/ credit (shop similar shoes)
Colourpop lippie stix in Bossy, (shop exact lipstick)
Giant Vintage white sunglasses, c/o (shop exact sunglasses)

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  • You are killing it here! Love the whole look and love the red. Go Hannah!

    bisous
    Suzanne

  • Liv

    Looking great in that red shade!

    Liv

    http://livforstyle.net

  • Modern Vintage

    This is such a fun, summer look. Red really does suit you! Kx

  • I love the top on you! I think it looks perfect, and you have amazing collarbones! off-shoulder is one of my favorite trends, it’s so classic and vintage. And that SKIRT IS SO CUTE.
    xo
    Kristina
    eyreeffect.com

    • Your OTS outfits are such an inspiration. Thank you so much for the compliment, Kristina! 😀

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