Spring Style: How to Work the Cold Shoulder

I absolutely love the subtly sexy vibe of a cold shoulder top. Isn’t it amazing how open shoulder details can transform simple items into super chic and edgy items? Take the tunic, for example. I always reach for tunics because they’re comfortable, uncomplicated, and versatile. A tunic with shoulder cutouts, though, is all those things and also sexy.

Cold Shoulder Tops, Soft Surroundings Sunset Tunic I 3c2

Tunic: c/o Soft Surroundings

Pants: c/o Denizen

Clutch: Aldo (old, similar)

Pumps: J.Crew

Earrings: Kendra Scott “Danielle”

Bracelet: J.Crew (old, really want this one)

Rings: Kendra ScottKendra Scott (on sale)

Watch: Movado (in silver)

Lip: Mac “Fashion Darling” Versicolour stainMac “Kiss Me Quick” lip pencil

Cold Shoulder Tops, Soft Surroundings Sunset Tunic I 6c

In yesterday’s post, I shared my favorite cold shoulder tops. Of course, half of my favorites were tunics. And, naturally, my ultimate favorite top on that list was the striped tunic because it has stripes.

Cold Shoulder Tops, Soft Surroundings Sunset Tunic I 3c

Stripes aside, this top won me over because it seemed like the perfect breezy tunic to survive the warmer months in style. Today, I’m wearing it with my favorite skinny jeans and bright d’Orsay pumps. At only 5’4″, I think I might even be able to wear it as a dress, albeit a very short dress. The styling possibilities are endless.

Cold Shoulder Tops, Soft Surroundings Sunset Tunic I 9c

Sizing? I’m wearing the tunic in a size XS and the jeans in a size 4.

Cold Shoulder Tops, Soft Surroundings Sunset Tunic I 1c


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    • May 18, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Elise! I saw all kinds of styling possibilities from the moment I saw this top online. I had to have it.

  1. May 18, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    I love the cold shoulder tunic! I also love how you added orange for your pop of color!

    • May 18, 2016 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks so much, Trice! Would you believe I almost returned these pumps? They were brighter than I had hoped when I unboxed them. Now, I wear them all the time.

  2. May 19, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Would not have guessed that was from Soft Surroundings! Cute!

    • May 21, 2016 / 4:04 pm

      I hear that, Dacy. There are a few super fresh, right-on-trend pieces in-store that I’ve been eying. This tunic was a top choice for sure though.

  3. Jessica Conick
    May 20, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    You are rocking that top!

  4. May 24, 2016 / 8:01 am

    You look great! I am so in love with this trend right now, but have been having a hard time finding the right top that flatters me. But, I WILL find one!

    • May 24, 2016 / 8:05 am

      You’ve got the right outlook, Stacie. It’s always about finding the one that works for you.