(Crop Top - Topshop, Skirt, Coat, Bag - Primark, iPhone Cover - Claires)Firstly, apologies for the instagram pictures. It was these pictures that inspired me to write this post so unfortunately this is the best quality I had :(. I recently purchased a long sleeved crop top from Topshop that I've been wearing to death and I always see people saying they have no idea how to style crop tops, so I thought I would share my take with you guys.
1.) The Skater skirt: (above) This is definitely the ~girliest out of the three looks and the one with the most color, even if it is tartan. I paired the high waisted skater skirt with some tights considering it's winter and some boots. I find the skirt to be very flattering with a crop top. It pulls you in at the waist and shows off a tiny bit of your tummy, flaring out over the top of your legs. The suit coat gives the overall look that little bit of structure and completes the look in a way which I really like.
(Crop Top - Topshop, High Waited Trousers - Tally Weijl, Boots - Primark)2.) The High Waisted Trousers: Crop tops and high waisted trousers go hand in hand. A simple Google/Pinterest search for either confirms this. I chose to go for the one color palette - black and finished it off with some booties from Primark. Casual but finished all at the same time. You can pick up high waisted trousers for cheap as chips in Primark these days. They're kind of the fail proof companion for crop tops at this stage. Basic but stylish all at the same time.
(Crop Top and Shoes - Topshop, Blazer - Warehouse, Shorts - Forever21)
3.) The Night Out: This look is probably my favourite out of the three, I think it's very ~chic. I wore it out on Stephens night and had many compliments. It was actually a last minute ensemble as the dress I bought from Missguided was a little too see through for my liking and I had to go back to the drawing board. I've never really seen anyone step out in a nightclub with this kind of look but I was originally inspired by two looks from Emma Watson and Miley Cyrus.
Both girls had rocked blazers at separate events and I wanted to recreate their looks with my own spin on it. Where as Emma had gone for full on tailored, Miley opted for a risqué blazer dress. I choose to have the two meet half way. Taking Emmas, structured black and mixing it with heels, shorts and a crop top. Flirty, but nothing too crazy but not for the faint hearted.
I feel like if you're going to buy one key piece for 2015, make it a blazer. I really think they're going to be a big deal for next year so if you haven't got the perfect blazer yet, you definitely need to.
So there you have it, my three different spins on styling a crop top. Do you have a favourite look? Comment below.