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      OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS

      If you're looking for a way to stay cool and chic, add some women's off-the-shoulder tops to your summer wardrobe. This versatile design allows you to show a little skin yet retain a sophisticated, upscale look. For casual events, check out the bright colors and exotic prints of Alice and Olivia blouses, or channel your inner country girl with a gingham printed top by Lucy Paris or MLM Label. Pair slim-cut off-the-shoulder blouses with your favorite pair of flare jeans for a flattering look, or wear a loose, flowing cut over skinny jeans or leggings for a more relaxed style.

      If you're dressing for a slightly more formal event, such as an outdoor concert or a casual garden party, choose a simple, form-fitting top. Solid black or white off-the-shoulder blouses are versatile enough to wear with jeans, slacks or skirts. A ruffled neckline adds a classic, decorative touch to this contemporary cut. Look for the clean lines and crisp designs of AQUA, Kobi Halpern or Nation LTD for off-the-shoulder tops suitable for a night out. Lace off-the-shoulder tops have a fresh, contemporary look. Choose a flowing cut with sheer, layered trim by 1.STATE and don a pair of heels or knee-high boots for a night out dancing. A simple tunic with lace details by Joie has a more bohemian feel, especially when worn with mule shoes or other casual, comfortable footwear.

      Off-the-shoulder blouses also work well for more sporty tastes. Wear simple two-tone striped women's off-the-shoulder tops from Bardot or Splendid for a look that's ready for the beach or marina, or go with colorful plaids from Lauren Ralph Lauren for fashion that would be at home at the country club.

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