Out of all of the decades to pull style inspiration from, I have to say the 80s doesn’t usually rank that high for me. I’m much more of a 60s and 70s — even 90s — kind of girl. But, there’s one trend I can’t get enough of and that’s shoulder pads. Specifically, shoulder pad tees!
Honestly this should come as no surprise — I’m basically the queen of puff sleeves at this point. So it’s really not too hard to see my slow transition to a shoulder pad tee; what can I say, I love a statement shoulder! I think I’m so drawn to shoulder details because mine are so slim they balance me out! Regardless, I think shoulder pad tees are a style anyone and everyone should try out.
I wanted to keep this outfit simple and really let the shoulder pads do the talking. So I threw on some black denim shorts and my slip-on sneaks and called it a look! Despite how simple it is, the shoulder pads make it anything but boring. This is the easiest way to elevate your basic jeans and tee outfit (i.e. the outfit I wear in some variation practically every day). I really love this particular tee because it’s so lightweight, but if you saw my Instagram post, you might’ve seen the other one I wore from a boutique at the beach. It’s much thicker which makes it look even more elevated!
The best part about this trend is that it will transition so well into fall! I can’t wait to swap out my denim shorts for some jeans and a pair of booties. A shoulder pad tee will definitely be a go-to for the rest of summer and early autumn!