Ways to Style Crop Tops Suitable for the Modern Working Woman
Let us clear one thing off the bat: there isn’t any age limit to rocking and owning crop tops! You should be able to wear anything you want so long as you’re comfortable and confident in it. And a crop top? It is universally given five stars for being comfy and stylish at the same time. Whether it be spaghetti-strapped bralettes or soft teas, cropped pieces are best for easy year-round dressing.
How you would want to look with short shirts in your 20s compared to when you’re in your 30s; however, is a bit different. We’ve ID’d celebs and street style icons for inspiration on how to elevate basic staples such as crop tops for drinks with friends and date nights. So, without further ado, here are the perfect ways for modern working women to bare their midriffs in style:
Black crop tops are our favorite as they can be styled in various ways. But, the classic monochrome look from head to toe never fails. Rather than defaulting to denim jeans, pair your black crop top with a black leather jacket and a pair of paper-bag trousers that is also in black leather. Finish with strappy sandals to give balance to the statement pieces.
Elevate Your Denim
Jeans are ideal for the base of statement crop tops, especially a one-shoulder ruffle number. Distressed denim will make the outfit feel toned down while the crop top will elevate the entire look. Polish it by opting for a pair of oversized earrings for a casual day and a necklace for a semi-formal occasion.
Break up sets of co-ords by layering sporty crop tops underneath. A style hack such as this will turn any smart office outfit into a dinner or night outlook in a matter of seconds! Top off the ensemble with heeled booties or pumps.
Out of the Office
Save your conservative tops for Monday to Friday. A cropped button-down, the alt version, is exactly what you need when you are not running around town for meetings. Pair with a pair of chunky platforms, a midi skirt, and you are ready for a bright and sunny day at the park.
Embrace the Bright and Bold
Don’t be scared in drawing attention to yourself wearing a bright cropped top. A bold hue shows you are confident in standing out. Paired with pants that complement the color of the top or in an equally bold shade, you will quickly find the effect to be striking.
Great news: there is no need for you to donate some of your childhood favorites to Goodwill. Wear that tie-dye you used to love so much that you’ve now outgrown with dark wash and Birkenstocks. Grab a shoulder bag and you are ready for a BBQ!
The easiest way to wearing crop tops without feeling risqué would be wearing long-sleeved blouses underneath. Try this genius workaround as it will be an incredible excuse for wearing something cropped in the office.
High-waisted trousers are specifically made for showcasing crop tops! Since the trouser cut offers generous coverage for your lower half, you’ll feel at ease when you’re showing a bit of skin on the belly. My recommendation? Try a bralette style top if you are feeling adventurous. You can use a long coat with it as well.
Don’t let bright colors and busy prints overwhelm your frame. A crop top is great for breaking up the look as it reveals just the right amount of skin. It is also perfect for showcasing the abs that you’ve worked on for months at the gym!
Details like ruffles and prints take a short game to another level. The level? Class and sophistication! Rock contrasting tops and bottom prints like our favorite icons, The Real Fouz and Dana Altuwairsh.
Denim on denim combo gets a dose of sexiness and allure when it is paired with a cropped top. Some stars like Bella and Gigi Hadid have been spotted many times in this outfit. What are you waiting for? Channel your inner fashionista slash model and leave the house with this outfit inspo on you!
A square-neck crop top may seem too cropped for some, but it is among the ‘it’ pieces this season. What we love about this is it can be balanced out with high-waisted skirts or pants in the same color. We suggest you settle for a skirt as it will almost become like a dress!
All About Color
An abstract print top that’s cropped is an incredibly chic way of showing off that artistic side of yours. Depending on the colors of the top, match it with a pair of pants that is equally bright. It is all about self-expression, so don’t be reluctant in going outside of your comfort zone that lies in a neutral palette!