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We can’t remember a time before off-the-shoulder knits became a thing. The moment they became on trend and were seen on the likes of Kendall Jenner, Rhi Rhi and Bella Hadid, we just knew we had to have one (or ten.) Undoubtedly such a versatile garment, off-the-shoulder tops can be styled with anything and everything. Tucked into denim, throw them over a pair of loose wide-leg pants or simply buy it oversized as a dress alternative - it really is the low-fuss look that will leave you looking super stylish.
Cold shoulder vs. Off the shoulder
If you’re going to navigate the hottest look this winter, you need to know a few things about the style first. To start, you might be wondering what’s the difference between ‘cold shoulder’ and ‘off the shoulder.’ You’d be forgiven for thinking they were one and the same, but they are two completely different styles.
For one, a cold shoulder top is where skin is left bare between the strap and the sleeve. Alternatively, an off-the-shoulder top is just that: it leaves the shoulders and collarbone completely bare.
At Billy J Boutique, we stock both styles for your enjoyment so you can play around with each style before you make it your signature look.
Why we love an off-the-shoulder knit top
Maybe it’s because they suit every single body shape or they’re totally appropriate for any occasion (Brunch? Date night? Lounging on the couch?). Maybe it’s because they managed to convince us that shoulders are the new sexy: don’t want to show off your cleavage or wear short skirts? No problem. Get those collarbones on full display in a pretty off-the-shoulder knit top.
Do you dare to bare in an off-the-shoulder knit top? Here’s our fave styles from our latest collection.
Off the shoulder
- The ultimate slouch top, our Posse Knit Top in black features long sleeves, a cross over front and is designed in a ribbed stretch fabric. The front dips low enough for when you want to feel fun and flirty …but it’s also appropriate for days in the office. The Posse knit top is also available in light grey.
- If you love the look of the Posse Knit Top but prefer it to be more structured, then you’ve found it in the Kimi Knit Top. While it still carries a cross over front that extends all the way through to the back, and is made in a ribbed stretch fabric, the sleeves hug the body much tighter.
- Our Jayden Knit Top is the ultimate versatile style. You can wear it wide on or off the shoulders, depending on your mood. With balloon sleeves and made from a beautiful soft fabric, this is the ultimate winter staple piece for your wardrobe.
- With a namesake like “Cloud Knit”, you just know this top would feel incredible on the skin. It features a pretty knitted design and an extreme asymmetrical off-the-shoulder style. With balloon sleeves that meet at the cuff, you can tuck this knit into your jeans or let it loose for the ultimate comfort fit. Our Cloud Knit is available in white, black and pink so you can effortlessly match it to the rest of your clothes.
- If you’re looking for a slight sneak peek of your shoulder, then you’ll love our Amalia Knit Top. Super relaxed fit and featuring a V neckline, you can wear this style two ways: centre perfectly and square on your shoulders or choose to have it hanging slightly off your fave side. With long sleeves that cling to the arms, the rest of the top is loose and long. Wear on its own or over your favourite slouch pants, our best-selling Amalia Knit is available in lilac, navy, taupe, blush and grey.
- Our Tulah Knit Top ticks all the boxes: super soft, oversized, ribbed detailing, and designed in a multitude of colours. Choose from rust, lemon, coffee and beige, as well as essential shades of white and black. While not as extreme as other styles when it comes to dip, if you’re keen to show off a bit of shoulder, you’ll love the Tulah Knit.
We love the drama that our Nicki Top in grey brings. With cross neck front detailing and a slight peep hole front, you’ll love the luxe feel on your skin. With a lot going on at the top, the trick is to keep the accessories simple so they don’t compete with the busy neckline.
Whatever style you prefer when it comes to our knit tops, you can get yours at Billy J Boutique now. With fast and free shipping for orders over $99, your transeasonal wardrobe is set.