Autumn is here, it’s getting chilly, and you may be wondering if you can still wear cold shoulder tops? The answer is yes. Cold shoulder tops are a great way to show a little skin and still have some structure. They can look perfectly fine in the fall; you just need to make a few tweaks. Here are some style tips for how to wear cold shoulder tops in fall and winter.
Choose Heavier & Season Appropriate Fabrics
Light, thin, cold-shoulder tops in summer colors, fabrics, and prints, will look out of place in fall, no matter how you try to style them. Instead, shift to knits, which are a little heavier, warmer, and more fall-like. I have a lovely cold-shoulder cotton knit sweater in a pretty peach color that I use to bridge the gap from summer to fall. I like to wear jeans, but it also looks great with white pants (if you live in the south) or black pants.
Look For Long Sleeves
It only makes sense with the colder weather that long sleeve cold shoulder tops are more practical, but they also look more seasonal. I even have a chunky knit cable sweater that is a turtleneck, and it has cold shoulders, and it’s pretty fabulous! I like to wear it with faux leather leggings and high boots.
Silky Fabrics are always Chic 24/12
Some of the best-looking cold shoulder tops for fall and winter are silk, satin, or some fine flowy fabric. Hard shoulder tops in these materials look elegant and expensive for cocktail parties and Holiday events. They ooze sophistication and class. They are the perfect way to be sexy without revealing too much.
This gorgeous satin blouse is an excellent example of a cold shoulder top that looks youthful and modern paired with black pants. The rich caramel color and satin finish are stunning, and the soft, blousy sleeves give this top a gentle, romantic feel.
Layer a Jacket or Blazer
Another way to wear a cold shoulder top is to layer it with a jacket. This could be something casual and edgy like a leather moto jacket or something more classic like a blazer. For example, wear the jacket over your cold shoulder top when you are going out to dinner with friends on a Saturday night. Then do the sexy reveal once you are in the restaurant and ready to have drinks and some fun.
You can also wear a blazer over a cold-shoulder top at work and leave it on. No one would ever know you had a cold shoulder top; this way, you get more wear out of your cold shoulder top. ( I would not recommend wearing a cold shoulder top to the office. It’s too alluring for work and not professional)
Pop on a Cardigan
A long cardigan is another way to work with a cold shoulder top to create a layered look or to get double-duty from a piece of clothing.
Accessorize with a Scarf
Many women over 40 yearn to dress more creatively, and cold shoulder tops are a way to do that. They are artsy and look even more creative with a scarf tied around your neck. You might want to play with this look.
Can You Wear an Off-the-Shoulder Sweater in Fall and Winter?
Off-the-shoulder tops are a little barer than cold-shoulder tops, but yes, they can be a casually chic look in the fall/winter too. I have a gorgeous knit off-the-shoulder sweater that is super soft and cozy. It’s long, like a tunic, and I like to wear it with faux leather leggings in the fall. It’s not something I would wear every day or at work, but if I have a date night with my husband or dinner with another couple on the weekend, it’s perfect. Causal, sexy, and chic!
The Final Word on Cold-Shoulder Tops
You may feel self-conscious about showing off your arms, but most of us don’t mind flashing a little shoulder. The reason is simple; shoulders hardly seem to age at all. So go ahead, wear a cold shoulder top all year round to look and feel fabulous!