The Everyday Girl’s Guide: How To Wear a Crop Top Like a Champion

Today we’re going to discuss one of this season’s most beloved -and feared- trends: the crop top. Yes, this barely there top can induce fear in even the most savvy fashion girl, so we want to cover how to pull off a crop top. Yes, even if you’re not a size 2!

Types of Crop Tops

 First, let’s cover the different types of crop tops. There’s a varying range of lengths from super short to just above the belly button. Fits include tight, t-shirt, bra-style, loose/flowy, and boxy. Even though the crop top has been a trend for a few seasons now, the boxy crop top is the new “it” top for 2014. Luckily, this latest boxy trend can be pulled off by just about anyone!

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How To Pair Crop Tops

The most universally flattering way to wear a crop top is to pair it with high-waisted bottoms. High waists will give you coverage  allowing you to wear a crop top without feeling naked. Wearing a high waist is also a more updated look. (i.e a short tight crop top paired with low waisted pants can take you into the hip-hop Aaliyah ‘Are You That Somebody” circa ’98 era -which is perfectly fine if that’s what you’re going for, otherwise high waists are more “today.”)

Here are a few looks that are flattering on everyone. So go for it! Don’t be afraid to rock a crop top this season.

Midi Skirts

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If you want to be super on-trend try a crop top with a midi skirt. A true midi skirt goes past the knees and you can find them in aline, fitted, and circle styles. This look is super polished and great for a spring wedding. Try: Topshop ‘Ballerina ‘ Tulle Midi Skirt, $100

High Waist Print Pants

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Print pants are all the rage right now. These funky, fun pants will instantly bring your style into 2014. Try: Wayf Graphic Print Wide Leg Pants $58

Tailored Narrow Trousers

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This look gives you a throwback ’50s Audrey Hepburn vibe. It’s great for going casual day or night. Try with a bralette style like Kristen Stewart or get more coverage with a boxy top. Try: Eileen Fisher Ankle Length Silk Pants, $258

Skater Skirts

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If you like your hemlines a little shorter try a fun circle skirt. For a playful look try a printed skirt or switch it up and go with a solid skirt and a print crop top. We love this look with mixed, complementary prints. Try: JOA Geometric Print Skater Skirt, $44

Long Flowy Skirts

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Pairing a crop top with a flowy maxi skirt is the easy, breezy way of staying fashionably comfortable any time of day. Pair with a sweater crop like Jessica Alba or throw on some flip flops and a shorter, tighter crop top for an easy beach look. Try: Blu Pepper Lace Maxi Skirt , $62

Desiree Rabuse is a social entrepreneur and Founder & Editor-in-Chief of StyleFox® Media. She’s been in the entertainment/media business for over a decade, working both in front of and behind the camera. She loves traveling, martial arts, philosophy, coffee, and helping people lead healthy, happy, more efficient lives.

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