Katie Holmes wore an off the shoulder shirt with jeans

Katie Holmes can convince me to try just about anything. When she wore JNCO-esque jeans earlier this year, you can bet I ran to get a pair. When she was seen walking around New York in mint green overalls last week, what did I do? I continued (but failed) to find a similar unique piece from Dickies. And now Holmes just reminded me of the shirt trend that I don’t have in my closet yet but absolutely should. Luckily there are so many options online.


The actress was doing her usual rounds in New York with large bags in her hands and comfortable black sneakers on foot. But the centerpiece of her summer casual outfit on the town was this black off-the-shoulder top that oozes 80s vibes down to a T (ahem, lightning dance). She paired it with classic blue jeans, but there’s no denying that this simple basic can be worn just as well with skirts, shorts and cargo pants. Think of it on the same level of classic as a trusty white t-shirt, but with a little twist (which makes it even better for this time of year).


Off-the-shoulder tops are often overlooked because they might not seem like the most practical option because of, well, that off-the-shoulder neckline. You can’t wear a regular bra, which means you either have to pull one off or find a good strapless bra that works for you. But the pros of this style might just outweigh the cons: you don’t have to deal with annoying tan lines, and the extra breeze on your shoulders is a godsend. To like!


Excuse me while I stock up on this 80s shirt trend.


Have the look:

Open Edit off-the-shoulder ruched cotton top
Buy now: $49; nordstrom.com


Fuinloth Off-the-Shoulder Top
Buy now: $17 (originally $20); amazon.com


Vero Moda Nynne Off Shoulder Cropped Top
buy now: $25; nordstrom.com


Mangopop off shoulder t-shirt bodysuit
Buy now: $20; amazon.com


Halogen Knit Off Shoulder Top
Buy now: $27 (originally $39); nordstrom.com


Roxy Venice Babe organic cotton-blend off-the-shoulder top
Buy now: $40; nordstrom.com


Agolde Ariel Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Top
Buy now: $128; nordstrom.com