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Shrug those shoulders and show some skin. More wearable and flattering than a cropped top, an off-the-shoulder top presents the perfect balance of sexy meets sweet. Pump up the volume with ruffled sleeves, or keep it effortless with an asymmetrical number that slides off one shoulder. Wear it with tomboy culottes and athletic footwear to balance its femininity.

Here’s how to nail the look:

Bodysuit With Ruffled Straps, $49.90, Zara

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Kleora Off Shoulder Cropped Top, $43.90, Love, Bonito

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Jose Off-The-Shoulder Cropped Floral-Print Stretch-Jersey Top, $250, Norma Kamali at Net-a-Porter

Photo: Net-a-Porter

Allia Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Floral-Print Linen Halterneck Top, $444, Zimmermann at The Outnet

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Boat-Neck Knitted Sweater, $65.90, Mango

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Silk Off The Shoulder Top, $618, Michelle Mason at Farfetch

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Off-the-shoulder Corset Top in Warm Orange, $2,980, Alexander McQueen

Photo: Alexander McQueen

Printed Silk Shirt, $1,950, Fendi

Photo: Fendi