Summer style must have: The crop top

30 May

There’s nothing like a little piece of the 90s working it’s way into our lives, whether it’s on the small screen or in our closets. Crop-tops are back in a big way and the best thing about the trend this time around? There’s a crop top to suit everyone. Here’s how to work the look according to your personal style:

If your belly is your trouble spot

Hiding something? Show just a sliver of skin

Hiding something? Just show a sliver of skin

While being in tip-top shape may mean you’re willing to bare your full tummy – belly button and all – more to love might require more modesty. Rock a crop with high-waisted bottoms to minimize exposed skin.

If you’re style is more subtle sexy

Avoid drawing TOO much attention in subtle hues and solids

Avoid drawing TOO much attention in subtle hues and solids

Stick to a basic black crop top to avoid being too flashy. Pair with another simple solid like a black or white bottom. Not into showing too much skin? Go with a long sleeve crop top – but make sure it’s lightweight! – or balance your exposed skin up top with a long skirt or pants.

If you’re cute and girly

Show your sweet side in feminine colors

Show your sweet side in soft hues

Don your crop in a light summery color like mint or coral. Pair with a skirt of similar material and glam shoes. Be sure to incorporate neutrals elsewhere in the outfit to tone down the brights.

If you’re super trendy

Mix, match, and layer to keep up with the latest trends

Mix, match, and layer to keep up with the latest trends

You can do like Solange Knowles and pair your printed crop top with a printed bottom. Or you can layer your crop over a cami, or under a sheer top. Like mixing prints, be sure the layering pieces coordinate with the patterns on the crop.

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8 Responses to “Summer style must have: The crop top”

  1. Mollie May 30, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    I need to go crop shopping!

    • Esta Fiesta May 30, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

      H&M and Express have some great ones! They’re affordable too!

  2. Liese June 2, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Really like crop tops, but my belly isn’t totally ready to wear them yet ;p
    Love your blog, maybe we can follow eachother?

    Love, Liese

    • Esta Fiesta October 28, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      Don’t worry crop tops are still in for next Spring so you have time to get in shape! Also if you wear it with high waisted pants it’ll only show a sliver of skin!!

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