Skirts, shorts, and short sleeves –as the temperatures rise, hemlines also magically make their way up. But this season, there’s another item we can add to our summer wardrobe. It’s the crop top.
Now, this one’s tricky! It can be your best friend, or a worst enemy. If worn right, it keeps you cool and looking like it in the scorching heat. If it’s paired with the wrong bottoms and heels of towering heights, it’ll make people look the other way. And not because you’re too gorgeous to handle, but because of the resemblance to Hollywood stars who walk on the wild side.
Here are some tips to make sure that you don’t go down the same path:
Know where to stop the crop: Remember, this is still a top. As in, a shirt. As in, most definitely not as small as an undergarment. Try to keep the length at belly-button level, or just above it. Any higher and you may as well hit the beach in your impromptu bikini.
Bottoms up: Crop tops are versatile and can be worn with skirts, and long pants, and shorts –oh my. But hike up the waistline! You don’t want the distance between the two to be like that between Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt (post divorce). So opt for bottoms that are slightly higher than your average hip hugging ones.
Balancing act: If you go for a short bottom, throw on a crop top with longer sleeves. Or even a sleeveless turtle neck. Not sporting a microscopically small skirt? Then you can afford to wear a shorter shirt. The point is to balance out the pieces and wear them with class.
Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be ready to strut down the street like it’s a catwalk!
Style is served!