Our clothes don’t always have the easiest job – they have to make us look stylish, but they also have to keep us comfortable and regulate our temperature. During the summer months, tops that come off the shoulders are a great choice because they give your skin some extra air which is going to prevent you overheating too soon. Check out these brilliant DIY off the shoulder tops!
1. Crop Top
A crop top is already perfect for the summer as is, but when you design it in a way that exposes your shoulders it becomes even more playful and breezy! You can pair it with some high-waisted shorts for a super fashionable look, as you can see at A Pair and A Spare!
2. Loose Dress
Summer is all about long loose dresses that don’t make us feel confined. If you find that you quickly get too hot in a regular dress, you can try making a dress without the shoulders and so expose your skin to some more breeze! Find the tutorial at Design Diary!
3. Comfy T-Shirt
We have yet to find a piece of clothing that would be more comfortable than an oversized T-shirt. Customize it for the summer by giving it an airy off-the-shoulder look, as shown at Cut Out + Keep! Finally a piece that keeps you cool and comfy at the same time!
4. Summer Dress
A classic summer dress can really benefit from being designed in a way that exposes your shoulder. This style instantly gives the dress a more seductive look and when you’re wearing it you notice how less constrained you feel by the fabric. Check out the tutorial at Randomly Happy!
5. Boho Top
Bohemian fashion is always in style but during the summer it’s absolutely blooming! You can see floral prints and fringe on every turn and if you love going to music festivals you’re in boho style heaven! This off-the-shoulder top by Dushonok can be your outfit for the next festival adventure!
6. Refashioned Shirt
When you’re making your own clothes the first step is usually finding the right fabric, but you can absolutely avoid fabric shopping if you have an old shirt somewhere in the back of your closet, because it can instantly be turned into a super stylish crop top! Get the details at Makery!
7. Band Tee
Band T-shirts are absolutely timeless. Merchandise is something that is always a trend, so hold onto your band T-shirts because even if you don’t like their style anymore, you can easily refashion them into something more suitable! Boundless Beauty is going to show you how to give them an off-the-shoulder makeover!
8. Light Pink Top
Summer is a time of many colors, so it’s time to replace your neutrally colored fashion with brighter and more joyful tones! Pink is always a good choice, because it expresses feminine energy and tenderness! We love this light pink top by A Pair and A Spare!
9. Ruffled Top
If you’re wondering how to make your off the shoulder top more energetic, a great idea is to add some simple ruffles to the design and so make sure your top stands out from the crowd but still doesn’t feel too eccentric. Trash to Couture shares a great tutorial!
10. White Top
White is definitely a better choice for the summer than black, especially if you’re very sensitive to hot temperatures. A minimalistic white off the shoulder top is one of our favorite summer pieces because it embodies so much gentleness! If you’re loving what you’re hearing, check in with The Petite Cat to see the details.
11. Trendy Summer Top
Maybe you don’t want to keep it minimalist at all and have firmly decided that summer is all about pushing the boundaries and going for the style that is calling your heart, no matter how out of the box it is! This trendy top by Huffpost definitely fits the description!
12. Long Sleeved Top
Your off the shoulder top doesn’t have to have short sleeves at all. You can create one that has longer sleeves but is still made from a light and white fabric, so it definitely passes as a great piece for warm temperatures. You can find the the inside scoop at TiB!
13. Striped Top
We can’t explain how come stripes always work, but they just do! We honestly have yet to find a striped piece that doesn’t look super stylish. Here’s an off the shoulder top that we found at Wild Amor; check out its unique design and beautiful nautical undertone!