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Crop tops are clearly in full force these days. Whether one chooses to showcase abs (either airbrushed or au natural) or class it up by pairing them with high-waisted bottoms of some sort – they are embraced by FGLs everywhere, and even by a fair amount of level-headed normlies.
I wanted to share a roundup of some of my favorite crop-top looks and show how best to gear your outfit towards an on-point fashionista of today in place of a Carrie Bradshaw circa 2000 (note: very chic at the time) trying to make it work in today’s world.
For day: Try to have the waist of your bottoms meet the crop perfectly. In most cases it’s alarming to see an overwhelming patch of flesh in one’s mid-section in broad daylight or more importantly, before the public has had time for espresso. At this time the pure sight of abs will just annoy everyone.
How amazing are these Isola fringe booties – they are perfectly updated with a wedge heel.
For night: It’s OK to show a bit more belly here, but counteract your racy top selection with casual, baggy bottoms – e.g. boyfriend jeans – and be sure pair this look with a great heel in order to look less like Avril Levine and more along the lines of Rosie Huntington Whitley. The addition of a chic wool panama hat or a winter headpiece will reaffirm that you are showing skin for the sake of fashion and you’re not just a silly girl trying to show off your ribcage.
How to die for are these puzzle heels? They’re a Carmen Marc Valvo Calzature sample (borrowed and not available for sale) – but, shop other amazing CMV heels and booties here.