Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

September 12, 2016

One Top Two Ways (Day Look): OTS Top for Fall.

Photography by Deeana Kourtney Photography

     Whenever I make a purchase - large or small - I always try and figure out mentally first if the item is something that I could style multiple ways, and dress up or down. I love restyling pieces and figuring out new outfits with them- it's all part of living stylishly but within my means!

     When I saw this off-the-shoulder top, I knew immediately that I had to have it! It makes a perfect top to wear for early fall especially. This dark red color is extremely versatile with all sorts of all outfits. I can't wait to pair this with my favorite suede skirt or black jeggings for different looks. Off-the-shoulder tops were such a fashion staple this summer, but just because it's fall doesn't mean that the trend has to go away just yet.

     For today's look, I wanted to show how a way to wear an off-the-shoulder top for "daytime," or any sort of occasion when it might not be appropriate to show full shoulder. This top also fits very comfortably when worn with the sleeves up as a smocked top. I paired it with flats and a floppy hat, and there you go- a super cute casual fall look!

       In other news- I have never been happier to see Monday and the start of my work/school week! If you follow me on social media, then you know that I have been traveling for the past two weeks. I absolutely adore traveling, and it was so much fun to get to re-visit two of my favorite cities (more on both of these trips coming to the blog soon!). But as much as I adore vacations, I also can be a bit of a homebody for Charlotte and crave my normal routine. I'm definitely happy to be back in the Queen City for awhile now. :-) 

      xoxo Miss ALK

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  1. I love the way you styled this top! I never even thought about wearing an OTS actually on my shoulders!
    -Anna |

  2. Seriously IN LOVE with these photos, they're too pretty! Also, this color is gorgeous on you!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

  3. That top is so cute and that background is amazing!

  4. Love this! I'm the same way with clothes - I have to be able to dress it up and down before I'll buy. I love the color of this top for fall!

    Cristina /

  5. I just love how the colour of your top is almost the same as the blooms in the trees! It made the pictures just beautiful! I am really loving the style of that top! Have a great monday !


  6. You look fantastic! Love this look.

    Xo, Maryam

  7. I just adore that top babe, Super cute causal look for the fall. I love the added hat.

  8. I adore that top! And your hat!! So cute!

    Rachel |

  9. What a cute top! You look so fall-ish.

    xoxo, Jenny

  10. This shirt is so perfect for fall, especially in Dallas! I'd totally rock something like that!

  11. I love this top! Definitely perfect for fall!


  12. I think this may have to be one of my favorite outfits from you! I always think with off-the-shoulder tops and dresses that I should buy one that can have the sleeves pulled up to be more versatile.

  13. Loving this top on you, the bell sleeves are everything!!

  14. I am in LOVE with that top - the style, the color. Love.

  15. SO PRETTY! I love, love, love everything about this top and the shoes are adorable too!

  16. I adore the rich hue of that top – and so lovely with the floral background too!

  17. This is such an adorable top! I love the jewel tone for Fall, it's one of my favorite colors!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style


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