How to Wear an Off-the-Shoulder Style | Tobi x It's Kriativ

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There are thousands of online fashion brands and Tobi is definitely one you should know about. 

They're an online design label based in Los Angeles, California, with a huge collection of super trendy, affordable clothing. Making it easy to find cute staple pieces, like this off-the-shoulder dress. 

Tobi recently sent me some of their newest pieces to style. Naturally, I died, went to style heaven. They all worked great for my recent trip to upstate New York, which I'll be sharing with you in my next few posts. 

For the first look, I chose this Tobi, All About The Lace dress in navy. It was easy to pack for traveling, comfortable to wear, and barely needed any accessories. Perfect for a mini-getaway.

Want to know the best part? It's 50% off right now for all first time Tobi shoppers. Snag yours here: #ShopTobi

But that's not all. To prepare for the day that your off-the-shoulder look arrives, read these 3 simple tips to recreating this sexy, effortless look.


1. KEEP IT SIMPLE

Off-the-shoulder styles are inherently bold. They highlight your neck, clavicle and shoulders - arguably the sexiest features of a woman's body.

With statement pieces like these, I recommend letting the off-the-shoulder style do most of the talking. 

Your accessories should be minimal and your hair/makeup natural. Keeping this look effortless is key to feeling confident and beautiful.

A simple choker is super trendy right now. I recommend staying away from detailed or layered jewelry around your neck. Hats are also a great way to complete this look. I snagged both the choker and hat from Nordstrom BP.

You can add rings to hands, or bracelets for arm candy. I chose to forego this since my dress sported long sleeves that were already full of detail. You may want to accessorize if your arms are more bare. 

 

2. EFFORTLESS HAIR & MAKEUP

Just like your accessories, keep your hair and makeup natural as well. 

FOR HAIR: I followed this simple hair tutorial to achieve a simple beachy wave. Mariana Hewitt and Jen Atkin are two of my favorite beauty influencers. In 3 short minutes, they'll walk you through how to achieve the same look.

Watch here: How To Get Effortless Textured Waves with Jen Atkin for Sephora

I'm obsessed with Jen's new hair product line, OUAI. I use the wave spray religiously. FYI. Jen's snapchat is hilarious and you should follow her for more daily hair inspiration @jenatkinhair

You'll see her behind-the-scenes; working with fashion icons like Mariana, Gigi, Bella, and all the Kardashian women. She's got tons of great content. #GirlCrush 

FOR MAKE UP: I stayed natural with a subtle smoky eye. To recreate, use brown eye-shadow to darken the crease of your eyes, and a lighter cream colored shadow to highlight under the arches of your eyebrows. I like to use an Urban Decay Naked Palette for this. You can snag your own from Sephora here. 

I also applied a simple black eyeliner. The Revlon ColorStay black eyeliner pen is perfect for this. It's available in almost every drug store and so easy to use.

To complete my look, I used Le Marc lip creme lipstick by Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It lasts 10 hours, making it perfect when traveling. The berry color complimented this blue dress and green landscape nicely. 

 

3. SHOES

I picked these chunky wood and leather sandals by Ralph Lauren. The black leather matched my choker well, and the chunky wood heels add to the organic style we're going for.

You can wear an off-the-shoulder style with almost every type of shoe. Choose a pair that works with your daily activities, and again; keep your shoes simple.

Flats, sandals and sneakers are perfect for a more active day. While stilettos or lacy heels are a dressier alternative.


WHAT I WORE: Dress: Tobi, Shoes: Ralph Lauren, Accessories: Nordstrom, Hair: OUAI, Makeup: Urban Decay, Revlon, Marc Jacobs


For 22 more ways to style off-the-shoulder dresses - check out this slideshow at StyleCaster.

Shop all of Tobi's latest designs. Refresh your closet with these favorites: HeelsBraletteShortsDenimPantsJacketsTank TopsCasual Dresses,Semi Formal DressesLong Sleeve DressesClub DressesWhite DressesRed DressesSkater Dresses

Remember, Tobi shoppers receive 50% off their first order. Happy online shopping! #ShopTobi