The Cool Shoulder

A trend that’s been slowly but surely sweeping the fashion nation for the past few seasons has finally hit full-force: the over-the-shoulder jacket.   While this trend isn’t anything new- think 50s teenagers with cardigans thrown over their dresses just-so- it’s resurfaced thanks to a new wave of polished dressing.

 

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Simple, chic, everything we want to be

After a long time of grunge- and rocker-inspired trends, we’re seeing ladylike silhouettes and classic pieces make their way back into the spotlight.  The look is elegant in its simplicity, and the littlest details sometimes make the biggest impact.  Something as easy as shrugging a jacket over your shoulders- no need to actually take the time to put it on- can take your look to a whole new level of style.    As our stylist Janelle puts it, “It’s just so…chic!”

 

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Laid-back chic

 

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Makes sheer panels and leather ladylike

Janelle has been known to throw a jacket or two over her shoulders, and it works every time!  A thrown-on jacket is an elegant finishing touch that adds class to any outfit- whether it’s a sparkly tank and plaid pants or sweats and a tee.

 

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Keeps you warm…but not TOO warm

 

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Gives an office-appropriate suit a glam touch

stylehaus founder Marina Monroe regularly employs this fashion trick, too!  It’s perfect for in-between weather (you’ll be warm, but not too warm), and gives new life to a two-piece suit.

 

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It’s on the Paris runways at Balmain!

 

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Jamie Chung mixes 3 trends in 1

 

It girl Alexa Chung's mod 60s look

It girl Alexa Chung’s mod 60s look

 

If you haven’t tried the trend yet, now’s the perfect time to give it a go.  The look was all over the Spring/Summer 2014 runways, most notably at Balmain, and it’s become a bona-fide street style go-to.  Shrug a little blazer on over a crop top and pencil skirt combo, or toss an evening coat over your cocktail dress.  A jacket thrown on just-so even makes tattered cutoffs and a tee shirt elegant!  What are you waiting for?  Enjoy the cool breeze on your arms!

 

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Even takes short shorts to a classy place

Anything goes:  blazers, leather jackets, long winter coats, and bomber jackets all work.  Instagram us your over-the-shoulder jacket outfits @stylehausla and we’ll feature your photo on our page!

 

Even the Olsens do it!

Even the Olsens do it!

 

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Too cool for school

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