I grew up in the era of TLC and Aaliyah, so crop tops and baggy jeans were pretty much my (and my generation’s) standard uniform. Plus, in high school I worked at Merry-Go-Round and Dr. Denim, two stores that catered to the TLC/Aaliyah crowd, so most of my wardrobe was sourced from there, and other stores like them. As I got older, I never grew out of wearing crop tops, and I still love to rock one every now and then. I don’t feel like they’re are solely for the younger generation – it’s just how I wear it that has changed as I got older. Back in the day, I had no problem baring my belly – hey, it was flat and I was younger! These days I’m a little more conservative when it comes to clothes, so I’ll pair my crop tops with high-waist jeans, pants or skirts. That way I’m just showing a little sliver of skin. In cooler weather, I like to layer my crop tops with long-sleeved shirts. For example, I’ll pair a cropped tee with a long-sleeved white blouse, or a cropped sweater with a chambray shirt. Or, I’ll throw on a cape blazer over a crop top, paired with high-waist leggings. There’s so many ways to wear a crop top and With so much versatility, they’ll always have a place in my closet!
What I’m Wearing:
House of Harlow 1960 Chelsea Cat Eye Sunglasses / Similar tortoise cat eye sunglasses here, here and here
Zara (Pepsi) Strappy Logo Top / Similar Pepsi tops, bodysuits, tees and tanks
Old Navy Denim Pencil Skirt / Similar denim skirts here, here and here
H&M Denim Shirt
New York & Co. Caged Sandals (c/o) / Similar caged sandals here, here and here