#OOTD – Off the Shoulder Crop Top with Cropped Pants

16th June

Off the shoulder crop top outfit

I’m sure that at one time, I shuddered at the idea of wearing an off-the-shoulder crop top. I mean, just try googling “off the shoulder crop top” images, and you won’t see many sophisticated looks. In reality though, the piece can be quite tasteful.

The one I’m wearing is from that limited Kenzo X H&M collection. (You might recall another piece from that line which I featured in THIS POST.) I love the bright, tropical colors – so resort-like. I’ll definitely be taking it on our trip next month to Spain and Italy!

Off the shoulder crop top and cropped pants

Coincidentally, the glass bead necklace I wore it with is from Murano, an island near Venice. The piece hadn’t found a better match until now!

Close up of off the shoulder top

Even with the blouse pulled over my shoulders, I think it works!

I took these shots, by the way, in front of the Asian Art Museum in Seattle. Yes, it looks bright for Seattle, doesn’t it? That’s because of the light-colored reflective walls. As soon as the sun poked out from behind the rain clouds, I drove straight over (so happy we live nearby). I love the art deco background, something of which Seattle has a nice sampling.

Off the shoulder crop top #ootd

Since this ruffly top is somewhat voluminous – albeit short – it makes my waistline look smaller by contrast. I thought I would play up that effect even more (add more contrast) with these wide-legged cropped pants. They also keep the look sexy in a subtle, sophisticated way – unlike some of those Google images. 🙂

Balancing an off the shoulder top with wide legs

Of course, I opted for sexy-ish sandals to maintain an overall feminine vibe and visually lengthen my legs. After all, wide-legged cropped pants can tend to make my legs look stubby.

Even when I’m not in an exactly tropical place, the lively colors of this outfit cheer me up! To add yet another burst of color, I added a short red blazer. It was also a practical choice, since the sun ended up ducking behind clouds soon after the shoot. Hope you like it!

Wearing a blazer over the crop top

I wore: Kenzo X H&M top / RED Valentino jacket / Eileen Fisher pants / Stuart Weitzman sandals / Prada sunglasses

xo, janea

20 COMMENTS

20 responses to “#OOTD – Off the Shoulder Crop Top with Cropped Pants”

  1. Gemma says:

    I love this top and it looks so stylish! Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  2. Monica Sors says:

    Amazing outfit!! So cool!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: MY MOMENTS….

  3. Corina says:

    I love this top! And you look gorgeous, btw!

    xo Corina
    http://www.unbouquetdamour.com

  4. Lyndi says:

    This is such a pretty look for summer. Light and breezy, but also ideal for not so warm summer days in Seattle. You look like you’re on vacation in Spain or somewhere in Europe!
    I just bought a pair of gaucho pants and they have been SO perfect for West Coast living (I’m based in Vancouver, BC)
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.com

  5. Dominque says:

    That Kenzo x HM top is DIVINE! I’m kicking myself for missing out on it now. You’ve styled it beautifully xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  6. Paola Lauretano says:

    This outfit is right up my street, red is my fav color and your cropped top is the cutest!!!
    Bellissima Janea!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

  7. Gabrielle says:

    Your figure really suits this outfit, looking amazing! I love the printed crop top; this is such a fun and yet sophisticated look 🙂

    aglassofice.com
    x

  8. Alyssa says:

    I love your look from head to toe! Especially that top 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  9. Jessica says:

    I love how festive this whole outfit looks! That top and the pants are a perfect combo!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  10. Ashley says:

    This crop is too cool- and the embroidery is so pretty! Love it alone + with the jacket!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge


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