Vacation Style & Off The Shoulder Tops


Summer Vacation Outfit Inspiration

Ah, to be on vacation! Palm trees and the ocean breeze – yes, sign me up, please!

Here is some outfit inspiration for any vacation plans you may still have as summer is winding down. Vacation style is all about striking the right balance between being comfortable and looking put together. That means, cute flats and sandals (always start with the shoes!), airy dresses and tops, and on-point accessories for polish.

I’ve centered these outfits on off-the-shoulder tops as they are definitely having a moment this year and really seem to capture the essence of vacation style. They exude a certain romantic flare and care-free spirit which you can only truly feel while you’re on vacation mode. So, go ahead, pack up your bags, bare your shoulders, and head off somewhere amazing… lucky you!




Let us know where you’re heading off this summer and what your summer essentials are in the comments below!

Keeping it Real

Winter Pastels White Gray Blue

Winter whites and pastels are having quite the moment. It may be that spring is right around the corner, and we are ready to transition to softer and smoother colors as opposed to some of the more dramatic colors of the winter.

In the combo above, we’ve also tried to keep all pieces on the affordable end, so this is very much an achievable look after the havoc that the holidays may have caused on your bank account. Henri Bendel and Michael Kors have been my go-to alternatives for accessories that are always on trend, at very reasonable prices. Also, Topshop has done a great job of bringing European “cool” to the States, and their prices are generally easy on the wallet. Their collection at Nordstrom is definitely something to keep your eye on.

So, about this outfit… The coat is a statement piece, so I’m always inclined to keep all other pieces a little muted. The powdery gray tone of the accessories supports the soft blue of the coat nicely, creating a soft palette of colors. Loving the jewelry here as well. I’m especially excited about the mixed-metal MK bangle – what a lovely Cartier alternative.

Topshop double breasted coat
$62 –

Emporio Armani Skinny Jeans (on sale)

ALDO tall gray boots

Henri Bendel gray purse

Michael kors ring

Madewell loop scarf (extra 30% off with code AHHH)

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
$16 –

Day to Night Glam

Winter Coat Day to Night

You guys, this coat!! I am in love with the shape and structure! I created these day and night looks in my attempt to justify the major splurge. It is definitely an investment piece, and you truly can take it from day to night. But just in case your spare cash is tied up in slightly more lucrative investments, here are some alternatives. This ultimate save (which has the added bonus of being navy!), this classic piece (on sale for 30%), and this a bit more trenchy look.

Vince long grey dress
$505 –

Topshop short feather dress
$250 –

Alexander McQueen herringbone coat
$3,545 –

Burberry black knee boots

Givenchy handbag