With festival season on the horizon, it’s hard not to get caught up in all those free wheelin’ vibes, especially when all your favorite stores are brimming with easy-breezy dresses, technicolor boho babe accessories and fringe galore. Whether you’re headed to Coachella (or another one of the coolest summer music festivals) or not, you’re probably ready to trade out your closet basics for a few festival style essentials. And if practicality is holding you back (can you really rock that crocheted crop top IRL?), there’s good news: Your fave festival pieces have plenty of outfit potential long after the last song has been played. From an office-friendly pick-me-up to an It Girl alternative to a classic tee, here are three unexpected ways to rewear that hippie-chic crop top.

How to Wear a Festival Crop Top to Work


When it comes to making a crop top work at the office, it’s all about playing the layering game. Styled over a standard button-down shirt (or a simple shift or A-line dress for that matter) it takes on new life as a sophisticated vest, adding dimension and drama to even the most basic of pieces. Break out of your trouser and blazer routine by teaming the ground-breaking combo with flowy culottes and a denim kimono jacket. Go bright and bold to pull the look together with sunny yellow pumps, a statement collar necklace and half moon tote bag with of-the-moment appeal.

Zara Striped Crochet Top ($23) + Madewell Central Shirt ($70), Wilfred Lalement Pant ($135), Jacquard Weave Coat ($70), ASOS Play to Win Pointed Heeled Mules ($60), Charles & Keith Half Moon Bag ($79), Mango Ball Rigid Choker ($36), Illesteva Leonard Mask With Light Blue Mirrored Lenses ($190), RMS Beauty Nail Polish in Sublime ($15)

How to Wear a Festival Crop Top for a Night Out


When it comes to GNO, anything goes, so put that crop top front and center. Strike the right balance of sassy and sweet by bringing in a flowery A-line skirt and edgy add-ons like a military jacket and modern lace-up wedges in a powdery purple hue. Weave in pops of color with a tassel-tastic clutch and crystal drop earrings that lend just the right amount of glitz. Complete the look with a two-second top knot and fiery red lips for the ultimate #aboutlastnight ensemble.

Zara Striped Crochet Top ($23) + Oasis Botanical Placement Midi Skirt ($105), Topshop Authentic Washed Shackett ($75), ASOS Homegirl Lace Up Wedge Heels ($77), J.Crew Sequin and Crystal Rose Earrings ($88), Rebecca Minkoff Sofia Leather Tassel Clutch Bag ($245), Milk Makeup Lip Color ($22), ByBoe Cage Ring ($60)

How to Wear a Festival Crop Top for the Weekend


T-shirts and jeans aren’t the only way to kick back once the weekend rolls around. Swap out a basic plain white tee for your crocheted crop top and embroidered jacket for an instant style upgrade. Toss on a pair of high-octane platform sneakers, a mesh tote and a layered necklace to round out the luxe yet layin’ low look. The only thing missing? A killer faux hawk braid.

Zara Striped Crochet Top ($23) + H&M Mom Trashed Jeans ($35), Mango Embroidered Jacket ($130), ASOS Dion Flatform Lace Up Sneakers ($43), Forever 21 Striped Twisted-Front Headwrap ($4), Urban Outfitters Lucia’s Layering Necklace ($28), I Love Spitfire British Riviera Sunglasses ($45), French Girl Organics Amber Rose Lip Tint ($16), COS Mesh Market Bag ($39)

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