When a trend is so overwhelmingly in your face, my first reaction is to step back, then usually cringe at the fashion phenomenon and (mentally) grandly declare in a very Gandalf-y way "You shall not pass".
So I was pretty firm in my ban of the off the shoulders summer 2016 trend. Not that I didn't like it but it just wasn't me I thought. Too girly, fussy I proclaimed and shrugged it off! (pun intended)
Now, only fools don't change (at least partially) their minds...
Seeing that simple black t-shirt on the rack at H&M made me instantly think that it could be a good compromise: showing the slightest bit of shoulders but no ruffles or frills, nor embroideries.
Trying it on a few days later confirmed my initial thoughts and I was sold looking at my outfit in the mirror! Haha!
(off the shoulder tshirt by/tshirt épaules nues H&M LOGG )