I never thought I would own a crop top, let alone 2. I am also continuously adding must have crop tops to a wish list. What brought about this change? Well for one, fitness has become a big part of my life and I've never felt more comfortable in my skin. Second, once I bought the first crop top, I was able to see how the style could fit more into everyday life.
This past weekend I found myself in Las Vegas.. at Top Shop. Seattle does not have a Top Shop store, so I was like a fashion blogger in my dream walk in closet. One of the items that caught my eye was this neon orange lace top. It would be something I would never buy online because I would want to see it on first. Once I tried it on I knew it would be coming home with me. I'm wearing it above with some oversized shorts - also a favorite item of mine.
This had me thinking that I have been wrong about crop tops. I do prefer them to hit me just above the belly button, I just think they're easier to wear them at that length. But the truth is they're easier than ever to wear.
1. The Classic. They're mostly seen on the beach thrown over a bathing suit with some cut off jeans. This is an easy breezy look that will never go out of style.
2. Day Look. The sun is out longer, which means a lot more happy hours after work. The best way to transition is to sport a crop top with high waisted pants. If you feel like throwing a blazer over it to stream line the look - its always a good idea.
3. Night Look. A top that shows a little more skin in a different way is a fun way to mix up your night out look. The crop can sex up skinny dark jeans, leather pants, a skirt.. pretty much it can make any piece its paired with stand out.
So, next time you walk right past that crop top section, stop and add one to your try on pile. Have fun with it and see how many ways the crop top can fit into your everyday style.