How To Style Crop Tops This Spring 2023
The good news is Spring has finally arrived. This means as we head towards warmer months, we can take a break from heavier winter layering.
Although it may be a bit premature to dismiss our woollies just yet, we can start prepping our fashion looks for the next few months.
What better way to do this than adding a few crop tops to your spring summer fashion collection for 2023.
Here at Fashion.ie, we are going to show you some simple and easy fashion tips to help you style crop tops this season.
Crop tops are that one fashion item that you either love or hate. And one of the main reasons why people hate their crop tops is because they feel like it doesn’t work for their body shape.
However, we believe that anyone and everyone can rock a crop top if they want to. If you want to know how to choose the right crop top for your body shape, keep on reading.
How To Wear Your Crop Top Without Showing Off Your Midriff
If you are proud of your midriff and want to show it off, we’ve got you. First things first, you need to think about layering.
This is especially important as it will help you to get more wear out of your crop top. When you use layers in the right way, you can add your crop tops to your winter wardrobe and not restrict them to only being warn in warm weather.
One of the easiest ways to wear your crop top is to tuck it into the waistband of your trousers. It doesn’t matter if your trousers are high or low waisted. Or you can also wear it over your long or short sleeve shirts.
But if there is a cute little slip dress just hanging in the back of your wardrobe not being warn, wear it under your crop top.
Additionally, you can also rock your cropped, graphic tee over your slip dress in one colour for a new style idea.
However, some people are just not a fan of dresses and that’s okay. You can simply war your skirt instead.
High waisted skirts, especially ones made from stretchy material, always look flattering and trendy when worn with your crop top.
And it doesn’t matter what style of crop top you choose to wear. Graphic, with a message written on top or even plain, you decide which one works for you.
And if you have a little flesh you would prefer to cover up, you can bring out your denim jacket and tie it around your waist.
How To Wear Your Crop Top To Show Off Your Waist
If you do not mind your waist peeking out from the bottom of your crop top, we have the best tips for you to try.
When worn with white, khaki or just about every colour, your crop top will look chic and stylish.
At this time of year, it is all about pastel coloured faux leather jackets. To keep your outfit looking fresh and bright, you can wear your white crop top with some white jeans and slip on your pastel coloured leather jacket on top. It is a unique take on this iconic piece of edgy outerwear and is sure to turn heads.
A must have item for your spring and summer wardrobe has to be your denim shorts. And you can combine them with another style trend of your white cropped blouse with puff sleeves.
Add a super stylish bag in a tan colour and you’re all set for beautiful sunny weather.
Have a date or engagement coming up and not sure of what to wear?
You will look gorgeous when you pair your skinny jeans with a semi-transparent cream cropped blouse.
To add a chic and formal touch to your outfit, make sure that your blouse has a collar and puff sleeves. You can then finish off your look with some high heels in a mustard yellow for some colour.
There are some people out there who feel like the majority of crop tops are plain cotton tees. However, you can add a touch of elegance to your outfit when you wear a short-sleeved top in a silk material.
Keep the elegant factor going with a high waisted pencil skirt, huge statement earrings and a beige handbag with a chain strap.
While you do not have to spend a lot of money of this outfit choice, all of the pieces will look expensive when worn together. And you can wear this outfit with your nude, beige or brown high heels.
The Best Way To Wear Crop Tops If You Are Plus Sized
We believe that you can and should absolutely wear whatever you want to. So, if you are plus sized and want to rock a cute crop top, we say go for it.
Long and short puff sleeves are a great way of bringing balance to your figure and can be trendy and chic. You can also try wearing a silk crop top over a silk dress for an elegant outfit that can be work with heels.
Alternatively, you can also dress it down using a pair of white trainers. Just be careful when you are wearing silk. It is a very clingy material and will show off any insecurities you would rather hide.
A huge trend that you can also try is animal print. It is a great way of adding some interest to your outfit and inject some personality into your look. And your black crop top will always look gorgeous over animal print trousers or skirts.
As well as looking gorgeous, it will help you to provide a lovely contrast between the black in your crop top and the black in your animal print.
If you are feeling insecure about your tummy, a high waist, midi skirt can be a great way of hiding and smoothing this area.
And, if you get one in a pastel colour, it will look elegant when worn with a cropped blouse in white.
Rock A Fashionable Colour
While we love black for always being a tried and true colour, there are times when you need to add a little bit of colour into your life.
After all, if the whole world just wore black all of the time, we would all look like we were headed to a funeral.
Black is an elegant colour and we all have our favourite black clothes that we just love to wear. However, like we said, sometimes you just need to switch things up.
And what better way to do that than with some beautiful pastel shades? This year, it is all about lavenders, soft yellows, beige, cream, pastel pink, light blues and lovely soft greens.
And while all of these colours look amazing when worn with black, pairing them with brown will help keep your outfit fresh and bright.
Show Some Confidence
We would all love to be confident with our fashion choices. However, we understand that this can be easier said than done.
Especially when we live in a world where trends are constantly changing, and you feel pressure to keep up.
But, when it comes to your clothing choices, the key to making them look good heavily relies on being confident.
If you do not want to have your stomach showing when wearing your crop top, you can use layers to create the look you want to wear.
And you can also get high waisted skirts and trousers that flatter every person’s body shape.
This will allow you to wear your crop top without showing off your waist. And it works no matter the style, colour and design of crop top you use.
Switch To Some High Waist Styles
Kind of keeping with the previous points, jeans with a supportive high waist will hold your stomach and make your crop top look chic.
Wearing crop tops with puff sleeves and wide leg trousers can allow you to play around with proportions and add some balance to your figure.
And do not feel like you have to stick to your classic skinny jeans when wearing your crop top. A fun floral crop top can be a fashionable choice for your wardrobe and looks perfect with your boyfriend or mom jeans.
Play Around With Different Fabrics
As we’ve mentioned before, there are some people who feel like crop tops are boring cotton tees. And while they might not be the most sophisticated top, they are so much more than your cotton t-shirts.
If you are looking for a trendy, but chic ensemble, look for short crop tops that have some tailoring or bust details.
The fabric is usually more substantial than your ordinary cotton, so you do not have to have your bra showing. And using a stiffer fabric will help you create a cleaner line to your look, too.
Also, don’t forget the little details. Small decorative touches can also make your outfit chic. These could be gold buttons on your shoulder or a cross over hem at the front.
Stiff, puff sleeves will add a ton of style to your tailored crop top. So, if you are looking for a classy crop top, remember that you have more options than your plain cotton t-shirt.
Add Some Class With Your Shoes
Remember what we said about the little details making a big difference? The same can be applied to your shoes as well. You might be tempted to wear heels with your classy crop top.
However, flats are also a great look and will feel more comfortable on your feet. But if you are petite and need some extra height, some sleek heels in beige can make your legs look longer