TREND: The Cold Shoulder

The one shoulder or off the shoulder trend is loved by many especially one of my roommates. Some how she has managed to turn literally every top in her closet into a hippie inspired masterpiece. V-necks, crew necks, and sweaters are no match for that one shoulder enthusiast.

So, when I saw this Fashionista, I thought it would be a great opportunity to show my friend that she is not alone. In fact, from Rhianna's hair to the runway it seems that everyone is getting a little off center, in a good way.

Part laid-back bohemian and part '80s movie "Flashdance," this trend has proven to be extremely versatile. The asymmetrical trend's versatility allows it to convey diverse looks while still following the same bare shoulder style. For example, the laid back hippie chic look can be easily pulled together with an oversized knit top, while a structured one shoulder dress gives off a more sophisticated vibe.  

While many Fashionista/os create their own one shoulder looks by hacking away at an old sweatshirt with a pair of scissors, try going in a more humane direction sans scissors (your clothes will thank you). One thing I've learned from my friend is that a V-neck easily becomes asymmetrical look with the yank of a sleeve. Try this technique with an oversized V-neck or sweater.

Hint: Like this Fashionista, look for tops with wide necks. This way you can switch up the look of the piece by wearing it with one shoulder or two. 

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