There are lots of great trends for spring. Hello, mules and frayed denim. One area where there are a lot of interesting trends is with tops. It’s no longer just about throwing on your old crop top. Lace-up tops proved to be a popular style and off-the-shoulder tops are something we cannot get enough of. Similarly, cold shoulder tops are another popular option. Even if you are sick of seeing cutouts on the red carpet, you will like cold shoulder tops. They make cutouts feel fresh again and they show off just a hint of skin. Last year may have been all about the sliver of abs, but this year it is all about the sneak peek of the arm.
Take a look at 14 cold shoulder tops:
1. Cold Shoulder Texture Top ($59.50, Eloquii)
This top is a get trans-seasonal piece thanks to the three-quarter sleeves and printed blue knit fabric. Wear it with black bottoms to bring out the top’s contrasting trim. Our suggestion? A pair of black culottes.
2. Gingham Cold Shoulder Shirt ($65, Topshop)
You probably haven’t owned a gingham blouse quite like this before. The large cutouts in the sleeves give it an entirely different look. However, it will still look just as good with your cropped white jeans.
3. Lydia Cold Shoulder Zigzag Print Top ($24, Boohoo)
In addition to the cold shoulder detail, this striking zigzag top also incorporates another trend: bold sleeves. The flared sleeves may be small, but they still make a statement. They also work well with the flowy silhouette of the top.
4. Curve Denim Shirt With Cold Shoulder Detail ($55, ASOS)
Upgrade your plain denim shirt for one with cold shoulder cutouts. This button-down is still just as versatile as your other ones, but the detail makes it more unique.
5. Prima Ballerina Top ($58, Free People)
You will get as much wear out of this fitted top as you do your regular turtleneck. Promise. The gray color will work with everything in your wardrobe. The mock turtleneck still gives you the cool girl look of a regular turtleneck only minus the bulk.
6. Cold Shoulder T-Shirt ($14.99, H&M)
Calling all athleisure fans. This is the one for you. It may be a t-shirt, but the longer length means it can work as a dress too. Wear with leggings or jeans now and with bare legs when it warms up.
7. Lace Insert Cold Shoulder Top ($55, ASOS)
Here’s a great festival-ready option. You’ve got the flowy silhouette, statement sleeves and crochet lace neckline. All that it is missing is a pair of jean shorts and a floppy hat.
8. Grin ‘n Bare It Cold Shoulder Top ($33.60, Nasty Gal)
You won’t have to grin and bare it when wearing this cold shoulder top. You will want to wear it. Now that the weather is warming up, you also don’t have to worry about suffering cold shoulders for the sake of fashion.
9. Cold Shoulder Ribbed Stripe Top ($25.50, Missguided)
This striped top is very versatile. The dark teal color means that you can start wearing it now and well into the fall. You won’t ever want to take it off thanks to the stretchy ribbed fabric.
10. Shoulder Seen It Coming ($23.99, ModCloth)
You can never have too many striped tops in your wardrobe. That is a fact. This one is a bit different compared to the ones you already own thanks to the loose silhouette and the cold shoulder detail.
11. Yellow Ribbed Cold Shoulder Top ($14, River Island)
Brighten up with this cheerful yellow cold shoulder top. The halter neckline adds another layer of interest when paired with the shoulder cutouts. Plus, you have your favorite crop top length.
12. Lucca Couture Cold Shoulder Flare Sleeve Top ($66, Revolve)
You might think that there wouldn’t be a huge variety of cold shoulder tops but there is. The silhouettes range from fitted and cropped to long and flowy, like this blouse. The bold floral print doesn’t look like your aunt’s couch.
13. Printed Top ($39.99, Mango)
This printed top is a mix of an off-the-shoulder top and a cold shoulder one. Throw in an ab cutout and you have one of the cutest and trendiest summer tops.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.