Amp Up Your Summer Wardrobe with These Chic Off-The-Shoulder Tops

With summer slowly creeping in, we want to help give you a head start on some of the season's hottest trends. We've already broken down the biggest nail colors of the season, now it's time to spotlight our latest wardrobe obsession: off-the-shoulder tops. Straight off the Spring/Summer 2019 runways, this chic silhouette took center stage at fashion shows such as Celine and Self-Portrait. The trend is also dominating street style with a slew of influencers sporting the shoulder-baring look that showcases their sun-kissed glow. While we've seen the feminine drama puffed off-the-shoulder tops can add to your summer wardrobe, quite the opposite, smocked pieces comfortably hug the body for a youthful appeal that matches your cool girl style.

Get ready break out those bare shoulders this upcoming season. From elegant pieces for all your outdoor events to a nostalgic top from the early 2000s, stay on trend with these 10 off-the-shoulder tops are the perfect upgrade to your summer wardrobe.

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Lira Clothing Wild Thang Off the Shoulder Crop Top

From zebras to cheetahs, these wild mammals are the latest muse for one of summer's hottest trend — animal print. This summer, throw on an animal print off-the-shoulder top like this one from Lira Clothing to add a fierce statement to your look. You can play it safe with some denim jeans or go straight to the wild side with the matching wide leg pants. ($38; nordstrom.com)

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C/meo Collective Come Across Balloon Sleeve Cropped Top

Puffed sleeves were a huge trend in Summer 2018, but they're back — and bigger than ever! While the bold look can be a bit intimidating, it adds the perfect amount of oomph to your summer attire. Our favorite way to wear the trend is to pair with a basic bottom, like this We The Free denim skirt to keep the attention on the top. ($176; urbanoutfitters.com)

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ebonie n ivory Bardot Mesh Crop Top

Festival season is here! Get ready to watch your favorite artists perform in this eye-catching top that will help you stand out in the crowd. Made with a fine mesh, this off-the-shoulder top is lightweight enough to let your body breathe, even while standing under the scorching sun for hours. To prevent any nip slips while raving, the top has several elastic bands that securely mold to the body, keeping it in place. ($35; asos.com)

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Elodie Off-The-Shoulder Top

Vertical ones help you appear taller and slimmer, so needless to say, this off-the-shoulder top from Anthropologie is perfect for all my short gals out there. The stripes elongate the body and the off-the-shoulder style draws attention to your neck, both giving the illusion of height, so you can get through flip-flop season without a hitch. ($60; anthropologie.com)

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Lovers + Friends Rocha Bodysuit

As the temperature starts to rise, the last thing you need is extra layers of clothing. Ditch the sleeves and rock this figure-hugging, off-the-shoulder bodysuit that helps you beat the heat. While constantly having to pull up your shirt and bra is all too familiar, we recommend pairing the top with a strapless bra corset to keep everything in place. Of course, with warmer weather also comes brighter, sunny days, so don't forget to shield your peepers with some fashion-forward sunnies. ($138; revolve.com)

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AMUR Olena Off the Shoulder Crop Top

You just received an invitation to a friend's summer nuptials but you don't know what to wear. While we wouldn't want you overshadowing the bride on her big day, you can still make a statement with an off-the-shoulder top that is a fun alternative to traditional wedding guest dresses. With its puffed sleeves that lay elegantly on your arm, this shoulder-baring top pairs beautifully with a black high-low skirt. Of course, always remember to check the invitation beforehand to see if there are any specific dress codes stated. ($268; nordstrom.com)

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Anthropologie Rosiers Off-The-Shoulder Top

When building your summer wardrobe, it's important to have all the basics to get the most out of your closet. But instead of stocking up on boring tees, shop this off-the-shoulder top that has a refreshing twist on the classic striped long-sleeve. Whether paired with high-waisted pants or a skirt, the top can easily fit any occasion — including work. Elevate the top by pairing with your favorite pumps and black blazer for the perfect office attire. ($58; anthropologie.com)

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Bailey 44 Horticulture Top

If you get goosebumps with the most minimal breeze, going fully sleeveless on summer nights might not be the best choice. Keep your style on point and your arms toasty with this stunning floral printed top from Bailey 44. While some tops that sit off the shoulder restrict movement, this piece has an elastic band around the neckline that permits the arms to fully extend without trouble. ($198; revolve.com)

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Alice McCall Perfect Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top

Need a party-ready piece that will look great on a date night? Look no further than this off-the-shoulder top from Alice McCall. The sweetheart neckline and puffed sleeves give the piece the perfect elegant touch to turn heads. If you struggle to mix and match prints, play it safe with a solid skirt like this pleated one from ASOS. Our daring fashionistas can pair this gorgeous off-the-shoulder top with its matching maxi skirt. ($240; bloomingdales.com)

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Urban Outfitters Lena Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Cropped Top

While there are several cringe-worthy trends from the early 2000s we hope never come back (ahem, velour tracksuits), the smocked top is one trend we're eager to rock this summer. Inspired by those fun elastic tube tops we wore as kids, this off-the-shoulder top will help you reminisce on the good days. Available in both black in white, pair these cute top with your favorite denim skirt for a full throwback look. ($44; urbanoutfitters.com)

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