Kill it in a crop top

0 Posted by - May 5, 2014 - All, Fashion

If ever there was a single item of clothing capable of striking immeasurable fear straight into the hearts of even the most die hard fashionistas, crop tops must surely be it. Simultaneously sleek yet brazen, the trend which refuses to die has many a style maven perched firmly upon the fence. For many, the mere mention of a crop top is enough to send them into a panic stricken mid-morning flight to Krispy Kreme. Get it right and the look can be polished, minimalist and- dare we say it- “normcore”. Yet set a toe out of line and before you know it you’re as far from the Alexander Wang and Tibi runways as Anja Rubik in “Chelb”. Olivia Palermo, she of faultless polish, has stated that the trend is “not one she will be trying”. Hmm. Admittedly, her lack of perfectly styled guidance is a deft blow; but should we give up? NO. We shall look to the likes of Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth and the eternally unclothed midriff Queen SJP and wear our crop tops with pride, revelling in the nakedness of our bare bellies… someone pass us a doughnut, sharpish- we’re scared.

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How to wear a crop top like a pro

1- Keep it sleek

The best way to style a crop top? Pared back, super slick, block coloured. Keep your hair and accessories basic to avoid outfit overkill- this look is more than enough to stand on it’s own two feet

2- No belly baby

Keep things classy with a high waisted bottom which covers your belly button- the best crop top outfits reveal only a smidgeon of flesh just below the bra line

3- Print ain’t mint…

Sorry pattern Princesses, this is a style best worn in block colours

4- But top tailoring is key

The chicest way to rock a crop? Perfectly tailored, not too revealing and paired with a neat bottom half


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