How to Wear a Crop Top Like a Fashion Person in Spring 2019
A crop top is one of those warm-weather staples you probably rethink every season. Sure, the variety of fun and playful options out there seem appealing, but the revealing nature is often a turn off. With a little styling finesse, a crop top can actually feel sophisticated and less intimidating. We’re showcasing how the street elite are wearing the spring and summer standby right now to give you that little extra nudge to test out the trend once and for all.
Suit Up: Go for modern tailoring with a cropped tee for a night out as an alt to a party dress. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Keep It Classic: A white crop top anchors a look featuring a sleek longline coat, trousers, and mules. (Photo via Melodie Jeng/Getty)
So Tough: Achieve sartorial superstardom with an edgy moto jacket worn over a black top, complete with on-trend cargo pants and heels. (Photo via Timur Emek/Getty)
Cool Girl: Your favorite pair of skinnies work flawlessly with a long-sleeve, jacket-like shirt. The trick here is to opt for high-waisted jeans for the most flattering vibe. (Photo via Raymond Hall/Getty)
Go Bold: Don’t be afraid to color-block this spring by opting for a monochromatic top and skirt situation, along with another layer of color. (Photo via Achim Aaron Harding/Getty)
Close-Knit: Upgrade your weekend brunch uniform with a cropped sweater, black skinny jeans, and pointed ankle boots. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
Set Ablaze: You can basically elevate anything by tossing on a blazer, including an athleisure getup like this style setter is rocking. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Fancy Lady: Dress up a lace crop top with a sleek pair of cropped pants and statement stilettos. (Photo via Christian Vierig/Getty)
Skirt Around: Get ready for your next soiree by slipping into a maxi and a contrasting floral crop top. (Photo via Edward Berthelot/Getty)
Shop these crop tops: Rachel Antonoff Corseted Rose Top ($198)
Staud Sole Top ($115)
H&M Short Top ($18)
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Bobby Schuessler is a contributing fashion writer at Brit + Co and has contributed to Who What Wear, Refinery29, Lucky, Glamour, Out, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. When he's not writing about style and shopping, you can find him catching up on the latest Housewives franchise and sipping his go-to drink, a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.