Phantom Sway

Joia Monet – Off-The-Shoulder Blouse | Denim Shorts

I’m always searching for different ways to add a “wow factor” in the simplest method.


One of my favorite style trends this season is the off-the-shoulder trend. You can rock them as a top, romper, jumpsuit, or dress. I’m so glad the OTS has made it’s way back to the fashion scene, because I’m obsessed!!

It’s no surprise to know that I bought this subtly striped OTS top from Burlington’s for $10. I love how dramatic the sleeves are on this top. Ruffles are my absolute favorite!

A pair of denim shorts are the perfect item to complete nearly any outfit in warm weather. These are also from Burlington! I’m not a fan of spending more than $10 for denim (or any type of bottoms), so I wasn’t going to leave without them when I snagged them from the clearance section for $7! Finding anything less than $15 for a pair of jeans is seemingly impossible if you’re not thrift shopping.

Another really big trend right now are chunky heels. These lovelies are from Target. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get them at a lower price. Target rarely offers sales prices on their shoes, so I came out of pocket $35. It was well worth it because I’ve already worn them several times. The chunky heel makes them pretty comfy!

Bold and bright accessories are my go to. I’m always searching for different ways to add a “wow factor” in the simplest method. I’m often told that I can style things so easily, but it’s outside of the norm. It’s because I’m not afraid to mix and match pieces!

The next time you put an outfit together, think outside of the box, and wear one thing you usually wouldn’t – this is how you can become more creative with your wardrobe. And remember, continue to shop smart while staying true to you!!

Joia Cook

Joia is a 20-something-year old with an old soul. She has a creative passion for the arts just as long as it doesn't involve public speaking!. She is a full-time, medical biller, but dancing will always be her first love. She has recently discovered another passion, expressing herself without words - personal style and fashion. She believes everyone, especially women, should confidently have the freedom to wear whatever they want while staying true to themselves.

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