Sartorial Trend Spotlight – Crop Tops

Crop tops are taking the fashion world by storm and what better time to flaunt them than now? Obviously, being what they are, they are not for everyone but those lucky enough to have the abs to flaunt, why not show them off stylishly? Here’s how!

Pair a crop top with dungarees if you want to have a go at the trend but are not ready to go all out yet. The dungarees will lend a casual feel to the outfit and you won’t feel exposed at all. Team with a pair of sparkly flats and girly accessories for urban cool.

Here’s another way to pair denim with a crop top… your favourite pair of jeans (preferably low rise) with a printed crop top. Combine accessories in the same colours as the top and you’re good to go! The kitten heels are fab for a day shopping with the girls, a lunch date with your man or simply a night out on the town…without the pain caused by high heels! Genius! (A little tip, if your feet tend to sweat and you want to wear a pair of on-trend perspex hoes, just dust a little talcum powder over your feet before wearing).

While crop tops are not really office appropriate, that doesn’t mean you cannot wear them for more formal occasions. Just team a pair of wide leg trousers in the same colour as your top and pop on a colourful suit jacket for instant style credentials. Take your pick from this season’s bright hues such as green, orange, red, yellow, royal blue and so on and you’ll soon be centre of (fashion) attraction. Alternatively, if you’re feeling brave, you can opt for a mini or midi skirt. In any case, don’t forget killer accessories!

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