- – Finders Keepers ‘The Alchemist’ Top HERE
- – H&M Blouse HERE
- – Jeans Zara similar HERE
- – Snakeskin Boot (ancient) similar, all snakeskin HERE
- – Karen Walker Sunnies HERE
- – Forever 21 Ear Jackets HERE
Crop Tops are BACK!!! Let’s all celebrate… said no working woman ever. I will be the first to admit, showing my stomach in public is not something I look forward to let alone relish so I am not sure who exactly fashion magazines are screaming at with headlines telling us to proclaim our excitement. Nonetheless I have found a loophole in this whole ‘crop top’ scheme and the thing I am excited about is not just crop tops but layering them. Here’s why…
In response to the crop top wave has been a countermovement lead by the white shirt. The white shirt provides the foundational underpinnings that allow you to comfortable layer a crop top over without showing any extra skin. As an added bonus in doing this multi-layer scheme you also make your outfit much more interesting than it would have been with a singular item and check off the boxes of two major trends at once. That means covered skin, check and office appropriate, another check (as long as your chosen crop top fits the bill.)
Another interesting phenomenon resulting from the ‘crop top’ trend is the move away from ‘Off-Duty’ crop tops to more tailored pieces that, when layered properly, are the perfect ‘On-Duty’ pieces. A perfect example of that is today’s Finder’s Keepers top. This top has all the structure and the details for a gorgeous work top, just not quite enough length to accomplish the task on its own. Paired with a longer blouse, in this case a more feminine one to play with the structure, you have the perfect ‘layered’ look that is ready to go to work.
Lastly, layering a crop top is the only way that outside of California you are going to be able to transition the trend into fall. By pairing your chicest crop top with a longer layer you effectively extend its life as a wearable piece and look more polished and creative as a result. So give in and buy that crop top you have been eyeballing but make sure you get the corresponding shirt to go underneath.
Thanks so much for reading and have a wonderful rest of your day. Cheers! -Rebecca