Last summer I started seeing crop tops little by little and now they are here for spring and summer in full force. Yes they can be very intimidating at first glance, I know, but honestly they are pretty easy to wear. It’s not necessarily about the top you see, it’s more about what you wear it with. You also don’t have to be a particular size or body shape to wear one. I am pretty average in size and shape and I love to rock a crop top. I’ve pulled together a few inspirations of other daring girls who have ventured oh-so-bravely into crop tops. Let’s take a moment, shall we?
Crop + Midi Skirt / One of the best ways I’ve seen a crop top is with a high-waist midi skirt. I’m almost convinced that this is the best way to wear the hard-to-wear midi skirt, as the little bit of skin gives the outfit a lot of interest and is a beautiful play on the silhouette of the skirt. Sometimes with midi skirts its easy to get lost in the fabric but when you pair a fitted crop, your shape returns.
Crop + Pants / Pants with a crop top is also an easy (and fairly office friendly) way to wear this style. You’ll see over and over that crops are really best paired with anything high-waist, especially if you are looking to make it less intimidating. Like midi-skirts, high waist pants are many times a challenge to wear because if tops are too long, then what is the point of having them be high waist, right? So take a chance and try two trends at once. (This is an appropriate time to use YOLO, but I will not.)
Modest Crop / Out of the two that I own, my crops tend to lean more modest, to be honest as I don’t want to pull on my top all day for fear that someone is going to catch a peek at my washboard abs. In fact, modest is one of the best ways to approach a new style like a crop top. Wear it layered over a longer shirt, wear less dramatic crop as to keep the silhouette but keep your skin shown to a minimum. Another way to keep it modest is to choose two pieces with the same pattern so that the break is at the crop, creating just the right amount of interest.
Your thoughts on crops: having a moment for you or is it just me?