It’s easy to see why celebrities and influencers alike have been donning a wardrobe basic that is becoming known to all. Enter the padded shoulder tee, a relaxed T-shirt with shoulder pads, perfect for dressing down in the hot, sunny and humid weather we’re expecting definitely having soon. The ‘80’s power-shoulder detail instantly elevates a regular look, the best option on those days that you feel like you have nothing to wear.
Influencers are onboard—as we are seeing some showing off their looks featuring the upgraded basic, a.nd we found out exactly where some are getting their piece too! It was first seen as the “Eva” from The Frankie Shop, a New York-based fashion label, and it comes in colors like white, khaki, grey, olive and mocha.
Scroll ahead to see some inspiration from how your favorite influencers are styling the cool staple!
1. Sarah Lahbati
You can wear the piece with your go-to jeans, and it doesn’t get any chicer. Case in point: Sarah Lahbati pairs them with basic blue denims and sunglasses, automatically creating a must-repeat OOTD!
2. Bella Racelis
It’s the perfect piece to wear with a mini-skirt as it adds that extra oomph to any outfit.
3. Liz Uy
Any top with shoulder pads is a great way to elongate your arms and is best when tucked in to anything high-waisted.
Camille Co-Koro tucks the staple into high-waisted trousers, too, accessorizing it with a floppy hat and loafers—perfect for those sunny days ahead.
5. Kelsey Merritt
What better way to style the piece than with black leather pants?
6. Pam Quiñones
Power shoulders plus a scarf worn as a neckerchief make for a chic statement up top.