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If there is one piece that defined fashion in 2020, it is the padded shoulder t-shirt. Yes, the Basic wardrobe has officially achieved cult status this year and it's easy to see why. By adding meaningful shoulder pads to a standard t-shirt, the '80s detail instantly updates a regular basic, making it the perfect zoom-capable piece to slip into. While it started out as a trend we first saw in sleeveless muscle tops, shoulder pad details have since found their way into sleeved t-shirts as well as dresses.

Fashion fans are definitely on board and have presented many must-repeat looks with the improved basic. From outfits with sweatpants and sneakers to tailored pants and boots, there are plenty of inspirations for styling the cool staples. And yes, you can count me as a huge personal fan of the trend. I always have my eye on the best new fashion finds and they have stayed with me all year. Trust me you want to go shopping.


Melinda Martin