Style Lounge: How to Wear a Crop Top

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Crop tops have been seen on celebrities, rocked on runways, fashion shows and off course seen on street style looks. What makes it unique is how you style and wear crop tops with confidence. With crop tops, showing off a little skin is definitely sexy (especially when you have a flat belly), but you can still rock a crop top without showing off too much skin.

The issue about crop tops being limited to people of certain ages has  been a trending one for a while. But, it all boils down to styling outfits to fit your age and the right event. Do you think crop tops are for certain ages? (Please share your thoughts)

For this post, I’ll be writing on how to work with a stripped crop top. This will also help you to pair pieces perfectly for the stripe trend.

I compiled looks on how you can style a bold stripped crop top in five different ways . You can pull off this trend in a unique, chic and timeless way. You can also rock them  for various occasions, from day look, weekend brunch wear to an elegant night hangout.

Below are some easy tricks and ways to style a crop top.
River Island Longsleeve Stripe Crop Top

LOOK 1

Thinking of going bold and neutral this season? For a polished  look, pair a crop top (works for sleeveless, elbow length or long sleeve) with a bold colored pleated skirt. I absolutely love this skirt from topshop. It’s available in different colors and I say- rock this outfit with your favorite ankle strap heels.

Crop top, 5 ways - Part 1

1. Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper for $14; 2Pink Double Pleat Calf Skirt for $98  3.Marc Jacobs $290                              4. Kenneth J Bracelet $60                  5.   Leopard Print Clutch               6. Zara Ankle Strap $

LOOK 2

Who says you can’t go the long route? Pairing a floor length chiffon skirt with a crop top will work perfectly. Adding some slit to the  skirt gives you a sexy look. This look  can also be styled with heels, depending on the occasion.

One Crop Top, 5 Ways

1. Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper for $14; 2. Chiffon Skirt $18  3.Sweel Woven Flats $24  4. Zara Neon Box Clutch $36                  5.   Kate Spade Red LipStick $24               6. Extra- Neon Bag $28

LOOK 3

Take a risk by pairing contrast patterns (stripes and prints). One key to pairing different prints is to stay within the same family range. With this look,  black and white works. Don’t be afraid to rock prints this season!

Crop Top 5 Ways

1. Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper for $14; 2. Calf Length Skirt $20  3. Armani Exchange Bag $88  4. Zara Suede  Sandal $100               5.   J.Crew Sunflower Necklace  $50            6. Miss Dior Parfum $90

LOOK 4

Denim is a great addition to your the crop top look, especially if you want to show off those well tones abs :). Wearing a distressed jeans makes it more edgy.

Crop Top, 5 Ways

1. Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper for $14; 2. Distressed Jeans  $55  3. Leopard Flats $23  4. Michael Kors Bag $265               5.   Gold Chunky Necklace $19       

 

LOOK 5

Make an elegant style statement with a floral blazer and jean shorts. This look will work perfectly for both a night and day look. For a day look, you can wear flats for that shopping date with a friend; for a night look, slipping  in simple heels will work, especially with the  floral blazer.

TIP: Because of the details on the blazer, it’s best to pair this look with simple accessories.

CropTop, 5 Ways

1. Moku Women’s Crop Monochrome Stripe Jumper for $14; 2. Floral Blazer  $30  3. Leopard Flats $23  4. Vera Moda Jeans $38               5.   Neon Flats $33    6. Michael Kors Jet Set Large Tote $278

EXTRA TIP: The STRIPES ON STRIPES TREND

AX Paris Stripes on Stripes. Buy the complete look HERE

AXParis_Stripped crop top and skirt

CHECK OUT HOW CELEBRITIES AND BLOGGERS ROCKED THEIR CROP TOP!

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BLOGGERS WEARING CROP TOPS

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Kim of Natural Fashionista

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THE RUNWAY CROP!

VERSACE SPRING RTW 2011

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SHOP TREND!

Check out other places to shop for similar styles

U.S

1. AX Paris: Crop top HERE; LovelyStipped Midi Skirt HERE

2. ASOS

UK

1. ASOS

NIGERIA

1. Jumia: I like this  crop top HERE

2. Konga: Floral skirt HERE

3. Beautique-Online stripped skirt HERE

KENYA

1. Jumia Kenya: I love these skirts HERE and HERE

SOUTH AFRICA

1. Zando purple crop top HERE

2. Woolworths HERE

Which of these Looks are your favorite? How would you style a crop top differently? Please share.

LAIZA

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