Thursday, January 8, 2015

Trend For Spring Summer - CROP TOPS

Spring is quickly creeping up on us, so get ready because crop tops are coming in strong for this year's 2014 spring style. Crop tops will be making a statement! They’ve been seriously trending for two straight warm seasons now, and I very much doubt they’re going anywhere any time soon.  Personally, I love this springy trend. When done right, the crop top is sexy, chic, and sophisticated all at the same time. But it’s also a tough one to pull off.  If you're like most of us and don't have a runway model physique, this trend can still fit your body.  Here are a few of my tips for wearing a crop top the right way…

Pairing a crop top with some high waisted pants is a great way to keep the exposed skin, but not fully expose your upper-midriff. Like so many other styles, wearing a crop top is all about proportion play. To strike a balance with your tinier top, wear a high-waisted skirt or high-rise trousers on the bottom. when creating a look with a top crop, make sure you always balance the look with the right bottoms.  That way, you can keep this trend feeling ladylike. Definitely no low-cut jeans!  Essentially, that means high-waisted pants or skirts are your crop top’s BFF.

Also, layering is a good way to only show what you're comfortable with. If your tummy feels too exposed with a bare midriff, try layering an open cardigan, jacket, or blazer over your top so that only a hint of skin is showing in the front. Not only will this make you feel a little more covered up, but it’s also a great way to keep this look weather appropriate during the cooler spring months.

Pair with a Pencil - Another key to pulling off the crop top is pairing it with a more conservative bottom. Since the pencil skirt is a sleek and sophisticated style, I love how it looks with a crop top. Think of it as ‘party on the top, business on the bottom.’

If you are curvy make sure to wear a crop top that will hit you at the end of your rib cage or right at your waist! Pair with a body conscious pencil skirt and you will achieve that hourglass figure!
Petite ladies, the key to making this trend work for you are by pairing a boxier cut crop top with high-waist trousers. The boxier cut paired with trousers will elongate your body and give off a more structured look.

Long and lanky ladies, the trick to working this trend is making sure you pair a crop top that hits you right at the waist! Pair with a long and flowy skirt or a pair of boyfriend jeans and you will be good to go! Showing the mid-section and end of your rib cage will elongate your body even more!

Busty ladies! It can be a bit terrifying barring it all with a crop top but luckily there is a lil’ thing called the bustier. These bustier versions of crop tops will hold it all in!

It doesn’t have to bare skin. Thankfully! Sure, your crop top can lift a little, but this summer they’re just long enough to hit your pant/skirt/short waist band. It won’t cover it, but at least it won’t be over your belly button.