10 Ways to Wear a Crop Top

The crop top trend does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.  It's funny how just a few years ago it was a bit odd if girls were to show their midriff. The erogenous zones continually shift towards either the shoulder, midriff, back, chest, butt, etc, but the midriff definitely was "out" for a while and seemed a bit too "sexy" to be seen on pretty much anyone that was into fashion. 

The way in which to wear a crop top these days has greatly changed since the earlier days of skin tight halters and tank tops worn underneath flannels and baggy overalls. It has even greatly changed since the early 2000's when everyone was sporting those handkerchief tied tops or slinky "going-out" tops. You know what I'm talking about, right?

Anyway, if we were to predict trends, we would say that the crop top is back at least until next season mainly because bloggers around the world are still sporting this trend like it's brand new. The various ways of wearing this trend is what make this piece ultra versatile and just doesn't seem to quit. 

Keep on scrolling to see the top ten ways we've discovered from ten different bloggers and influencers around the globe.

 

#1 THE BOHO-CHIC LOOK - SEEN IN ITALY
Worn by one of the duo behind Italian DIY bloggers Chiara and Irene of One-o, we love the feminine look of this crop top paired with a maxi side slit skirt. As you can see the skirt sits higher than usual which creates less skin space and creates a softer feminine look as opposed to a lower rise skirt that sat on the hips. 

 

#2 THE MAXI TWO-PIECE - SEEN IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Shemmai, an LA based model and blogger from Careless Curls shows off a sophisticated and sexy take on wearing a crop top. The design of the back of both the top and bottom add an extra little detail and the perfect amount of skin in an expected way.  It almost appears as thoough the pieces are connected in the back. 

 

#3 THE SPORTY CHIC LOOK - SEEN IN LONDON, ENGLAND
Another great way to show off your midriff is by pairing with a great pair of jogger pants or a sportier type of pant with a drawstring and tapered ankles. Had Hollie paired with some tight skinny jeans for example, the look might appear to be a bit too "sexy" for everyday wear.  But the relaxed look of this jogger combo makes this outfit look effortlessly cool. 

image via holliehobin.co.uk

 

#4 THE MATCHY-MATCHY LOOK - SEEN IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Wearing items that are matchy-matchy seem to be a huge trend right now. Remember when it was "un-cool" to wear a matching top and bottom? Well we've definitely seen a surge of both print on print top and bottom as well as monochrome from head to toe going on.  Elizabeth Keene from A Keene Sense of Style shows off one of her signature looks with an adorable print and matching top and short set. Notice that her barely there crop top is the perfect fit with just a peek of skin. 

 

#5 THE TIE UP YOUR T-SHIRT LOOK - SEEN IN CALGARY, CANADA
Jocelyn from the Fox and Fern blog based in Calgary, Canada knows how to pull off the t-shirt DIY crop. Paired with her high waisted flares and floppy and she's the perfect combo of boho-rocker chic. Tying up your shirt is the best way to take an otherwise simple outfit up a notch on the styling side. 

 

#6 THE TIE UP YOUR BLOUSE LOOK- SEEN IN GERMANY
Another take on the DIY crop top and tying up your t-shirt, Minamia.de shows off her tied up blouse paired with some white denim hip huggers. If the top she was wearing was not a blouse, one might argue that the outfit is a bit risque, but because she's chosen a classic button down blouse with her hip huggers, the contrasting styles balance each other perfectly.  

image via  Minamia.de 

image via  Minamia.de 

 

#7 THE SIMPLE & SEXY LOOK- SEEN IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Lisa Linh from Los Angeles shows off a basic way of wearing a crop top.- with denim shorts of course! Sometimes we tend to overthink styling and forget that you can always just keep it simple.  The way she's styled her ensemble with a chunky heel is the key to not looking too simple.

image via Lisa Linh

image via Lisa Linh

 

#8 THE COOL SPORTY LOOK - SEEN IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Ellie from illicitempress definitely knows how to pull off this look in an effortless way.  It takes just the right attitude to be able to pull this look, and Ellie has the look down to a T. The key takeaway here is to pair with sportier pants and always consider a long-sleeve crop, you can't go wrong.

#9 THE MONOCHROME TWO-PIECE - SEEN IN ALBANIA
One of our favorite picks, this look is super sexy yet is styled to perfection. Angelina, who is based in Albania pairs her high-low skirt and camisole top with an oversized denim jacket and furry loafers which make this look an every-day type of look rather than being evening specific. We love a blogger that thinks outside of the box. 

#10 THE TRY-IT-OUT CROP TOP - SEEN IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
If you aren't quite ready to embrace a full out crop top, how about going with the peek-a-boo look? Mary Ellen Skye from Nashville shows off the perfect outfit for those of you that may be a tad bit shy about showing off your mid-section. We absolutely love this look because it's the perfect amount of sweet, stylish and sexy. 

Posted on April 29, 2016 and filed under TRENDS.