Crop tops first became popular nearly 30 years ago, and it doesn’t look like the trend is going to die down anytime soon. There’s a good reason for it: crop tops are comfortable, inexpensive, and can be styled up or down for those warmer seasons.
For many, the crop top is the perfect outfit. But how can you style it effectively for summer events, stylish trips to the beach, and more? This list explores just some of the numerous ways you can style your crop tops this summer.
1. With Jeans
Crop tops match just about every type of jean cut, color, and style. If you’re unsure of how to style your crop top for the day, don’t hesitate to throw on a pair of your favorite jeans and call it a day. The combination is classic rather than lazy, and your crop top will get all of the attention it deserves!
2. With Flared Pants
Flared pants are back in style, and it’s right in time to pair them with your favorite crop tops. Chances are, you already have some flared jeans in your closet. If you’re not going to be spending any time at the beach or something extremely warm, pair your crop top with some flared jeans or slacks. It’s the perfect blend of casual and cool. The bigger the flare, the better!
3. With Shorts
Shorts are another of the best options for crop tops, particularly during the hot summer months. No matter where you’re going or what you plan on doing with your day, a crop top and some denim shorts will make sure that you’re dressed as comfortably and playfully as possible.
4. Pair with a Fitted Skirt
A fitted skirt or pencil skirt can be a great way to class up a crop top, particularly if you have a nice dinner date. Not all crop tops are restricted to casual wear, so make sure to pull out all the stops with your favorite fancy picks and pair them with a pencil skirt. For shoes, some nice strappy sandals or pumps bring the outfit together.
5. High-Waisted Pants
Crop tops and high-waisted pants are a natural pairing that showcases the best of both pieces. The high-waisted pants help cover some of your lower torsi, so they should make it more comfortable to wear your crop tops. At the same time, the pants draw attention to your waist and hips, while the crop top showcases your skin. If you can pull it off, high-waisted pants are one of the best ways to show off your best crop tops.
6. Pair with a Long Jacket
Crop tops work extremely well when paired with longer outerwear. The combination of a shorter base layer with a standard (or longer) jacket creates a visually striking contrast and one that can’t be understated.
Choose a long leather jacket, denim coat, or any type of longer option. It won’t take the attention away from your favorite crop top. It may draw more attention to it! Plus, this option is great for those who don’t want to show much skin while wearing their crop tops.
7. With a Long Skirt
Wearing your crop top with a longer skirt is another way to show off your best features. A long fitted skirt draws attention away from the top. For this look, don’t go with a cropped tee. Instead, choose a style that ties or wraps around your torso. The classier the crop top, the better it will look with a long fitted skirt.
8. With a Denim Mini Skirt
Denim mini skirts are a fashion-forward option for displaying your crop tops. You can choose an all-denim ensemble with a fancier crop top to make this look work. Make sure to accessories with a neckpiece that draws the eye. Boots that rest above your ankle can also complete this look beautifully.
It’s great to keep a few women’s crop tops in your wardrobe, particularly if you’re comfortable wearing them. There are so many different ways to style a crop top, and there are a ton of different cuts, options, colors, and silhouettes to choose from. Get comfortable in your favorite crop top this summer with these style tips and options.