A sky blue cold-shoulder t-shirt and tennis skirt

This year's back-to-school sales have started. This is actually a good time to get a deal on something that can also work for adults. A cold-shoulder T-shirt would be a great example. Cold-shoulder tops are very flattering because they reveal the bony shoulders and hide the fleshiest portion of the upper arms. 

Even though one stylist calls cold-shoulder tops "already dated" on line, reality says otherwise. Cold-shoulder tops keep selling well. Many women have probably found out how figure-flattering they are. Foreseeably, cold-shoulder tops will become a summer wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. So, let's buy them at discounted prices now and expect to wear them again next summer.

Another back-to-school item worthy of your attention is canvas shoes, which adults can absolutely wear, too. I got sky blue canvas shoes to go with my sky blue cold-shoulder top and tennis skirt, because matchy-matchy is a huge trend this year. In case head-to-toe monochromatic looks are no longer popular next year, my sky blue canvas shoes will easily work with light-washed denim.

By the way, there are lots of miniskirts on sale right now, but micro miniskirts may not return for a long time. So, it's better to choose mid-thigh length, which covers up the larger upper thighs and show off the thinner lower thighs. This is especially important for those of us who have curves. Only the boyish body type has straight upper thighs. This is not about how much you weigh but the shape of your body.

Hopefully, the tips provided above help. Happy shopping!



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