At first, I wasn't feeling this look: crop tops and high waisted skirts/bottoms. I thought it was borderline trashy to show your stomach, and mainly I avoided the look because I don't have the smallest figure ideal for this style. But... one day I was
Turns out: it didn't look so bad! What makes it work is that the part of your stomach that's bare is the smallest part. I paired the top with a high waisted skirt that flows over my hips/tummy, accentuating my waist and flattering my curvier curves. I'm a believer now that this style can be flattering on different body types when styled correctly.
Fast-forward two weeks: I've become a little more comfortable with the look and have managed to wear it out and about without being completely self-conscious. At this point, I'd only wear a crop top with a high waisted skirt. Some people pair crop tops with skater skirts (short, flared skirts) or high waisted shorts, but I don't think those options would be as flattering for my body type and shape.
This is the original outfit from Marshall's:
Since I broke the crop top seal, I've picked up a couple other ones to add to my wardrobe... all from the same place, actually. I randomly stopped into Abercrombie & Fitch (because I had a sneaking suspicion they'd have them) and BOOM. Crop tops everywhere. I haven't shopped there in a while for a couple reasons: 1) Their clothes are cut way too small for me and 2) I kind of outgrew the California dreamin' graphic tee phase. However, I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. Lots of feminine, pretty lace tops and floral pieces perfect for summer style.
Here are the three tops I snagged that day:
|Rylie Crop Top, A&F, Similar Style, $38|
Don't have a full body pic, but I wore this top with this floral maxi skirt.
|Natasha Crop Top, A&E, $28|
|Natasha Crop Top, A&F, $28|
Wore this one on the 4th of July with the white skirt from Marshall's and a red striped scarf
As the summer days get warmer, I am excited to try out new variations of this look. Here is some of my current inspiration...