Shoulder Robing

Shoulder robing with oversized light blue cardigan, pencil skirt and ankle boots - Bold Bliss

Oversized light blue cardigan - Bold Bliss

Shoulder robing with oversized light blue cardigan, pencil skirt and ankle boots - Bold Bliss

Shoulder robing with oversized light blue cardigan - Bold Bliss

Shoulder robing with oversized light blue cardigan, pencil skirt and ankle boots - Bold Bliss

Black ankle boots in snake skin - Bold Bliss

Shoulder robing with oversized light blue cardigan, pencil skirt and ankle boots - Bold Bliss

Missguided Cardigan (also available in light grey and in light pink and dark pink) | Missguided Skirt (also available in black and in white) | Hudson Mirar Ankle Boots (also available here, pretty in camel too) | Pull & Bear Top (similar here and here) | Vintage Bag (similar options here and here)

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Shoulder robing, a.k.a. “the chicest way to wear a cardigan is to not“.

Why bother to actually put your arms through your sleeves when you can just nonchalantly sling your cardigan over your shoulders? Using your sleeves is so old school. The reason I’m wearing this look in Italy (in the Parco Ducale in Parma, to be exact) is because I secretly suspect it goes back to those sassy Romans.

A few tips for pulling it off.

–  You have to make it look as if you’re so busy running from one high-powered meeting to another that you simply couldn’t be bothered to put your arms in your sleeves.

–  Stand up straight and resist the urge to hunch forward to stop the cardigan from falling off. If not, one risks looking uptight and unglamorous.

–  Preferably, have pointy shoulders. Otherwise, you might try to summon some Minpins to hold your garment in place manually.

–  Only shoulder robe (yes, that’s a verb) when it’s wind still. Avoid daring acts such as waving to your friends, hailing a taxi, or walking at a faster-than-normal pace. Don’t even think about redoing your ponytail.

Remember: the whole objective is to make it appear casual and effortless (and please, don’t bother about the proverbial deceptiveness of appearances). I suggest you start practicing today.

Good luck to you!

 

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  2. Hannah May 14, 2015

    Great tips! I can’t ever seem to get my casually draped outerwear just right. Love the look!
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