How To Style A Crop Top And Still Look Put Together

Good morning everyone, today’s post is on styling a crop top and still looking put together. Now I know a crop top isn’t for most people, if you don’t feel confident enough to show off your midriff then by all means just go for a normal top. However, you could try layering and wear your crop top over a blouse, shirt, tee or dress. The key to rocking a crop top is to ensure your bottoms, whether you choose to wear a pair of trousers, jeans, shorts or skirts make them high waisted!

 

/ TOP Similar / SKIRT / BLAZER Similar / TRAINERS/SNEAKERS /

A SUIT

Lets begin with styling your crop top with a suit, this is one of the easiest ways to wear a crop top and look put together. I mean you can wear any crop top under a buttoned blazer, so those of you who don’t like exposing your midriffs this would be ideal for you. It is also a great way to layer during the summer months and still look cool, it is also an effortless way to go from day to night. The blazer is the one item I would recommend pairing with a crop top as it instantly makes an outfit look polished. Here I am wearing my oversized black Karen Millen blazer, this is a few years old now but I just love how versatile it is.

HIGH WAISTED JEANS/TROUSERS & BLAZER

Moving on and onto high waisted jeans and a blazer, most cropped tops except for those bralette style ones like I am wearing will tend to sit just by the waistline of an high waisted jeans or trousers. Then add your favourite blazer either draped over you shoulders or worn it’s up to. Finally add some heels and your all set.

 

MAXI SKIRT AND BLAZER

Next I would suggest styling your crop top with a maxi skirt. The one I am wearing is from KNITSS, I just love the green and white geometric pattern. Again go for a blazer to pull the look together, if you didn’t want to wear a blazer why not opt for a cropped top with long sleeves. This would work equally well, add some heels and a clutch bag and your ready to go!

 

WEAR IT ON TOP 

Lastly why not try the most modest approach and try and layer the crop top by wearing it on top of our shirts, tee’s, roll necks, or dresses. Take your pick, a corset style crop top works really well with an oversized shirt to create a flattering silhouette. This is a very good way to make an outfit look edgy, I have previously done that with a bustier. Take a look HERE to get some inspiration.

 

Do you wear crop tops or are you someone who stays well clear of them? If you do wear them then how would you go about styling yours? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Skirt: KNITSS

Crop Top: FEMME LUXE FINERY Similar

Blazer: KAREN MILLEN Similar

Trainers/Sneakers: SUPERGA

Lipstick: M.A.C. LADY DANGER

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    • Lovely
      Author
      July 27, 2020 / 10:22 am

      Thank you Pathy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      July 27, 2020 / 10:23 am

      Thanks Shianne

      xoxo
      Lovely

  1. July 16, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    I remember a few years ago it seemed like every store I went in was selling crop tops! I’m over here like… where are the full-length tops?! Why are these just as expensive, but with half the fabric?! I’m not a fan of showing my midriff, but, being that I’m only 5 foot tall, most crop tops fit me like a fitted tee. Or, I can go a size up, which also helps. Otherwise, your ideas are also very helpful! People of average height really can’t use my trick hahaha.

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • Lovely
      Author
      July 27, 2020 / 10:24 am

      I hear you hun, like I said it’s not for everyone and that’s ok, you work with what works for you the best.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
      Author
      July 27, 2020 / 11:08 am

      Thanks Luana.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. July 16, 2020 / 6:05 pm

    Love this! I especially dig the tip of adding a blazer over the top- so chic!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. July 17, 2020 / 1:00 am

    i love the details. Thanks for the tips

  4. July 17, 2020 / 3:16 am

    Gorgeous! I have not worn a crop top in ages. Love this inspiration. <3

  5. July 17, 2020 / 11:41 am

    Awesome skirt❤

  6. July 17, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    I feel like this could be a great summer beach look!

  7. July 17, 2020 / 7:00 pm

    I’m not nearly brave enough to sport a crop top, but these are great ideas! Super cute!

  8. July 18, 2020 / 4:34 am

    I really like how you styled your crop top with this outfit!! It is super cute. I don’t often see crop tops styled with blazers, so big props to that!! I am in LOVE with the white sneakers too. Have a great weekend!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

  9. July 18, 2020 / 8:39 am

    I love wearing crop tops. 🙂 Thank you for sharing these tips.

  10. July 18, 2020 / 9:23 am

    Great tips, I absolutely love the top pair with your skirt. It works so well!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  11. July 18, 2020 / 9:46 am

    So many great ideas in this post, I love a maxi skirt with a crop, so chic!
    Grace xx
    gracexkate.com

  12. July 18, 2020 / 11:07 am

    Love the styling of all of these! I never have the confidence to wear crop tops and they’re not really my style anyway but I love seeing what you’ve paired them with! Definitely agree that high-waisted is the way to go!

    Tash – A Girl with a View

  13. July 18, 2020 / 12:06 pm

    You look amazing in a crop top! Love that skirt too!

  14. Charity
    July 18, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    I have never been brave enough to try a crop top before, but this post makes me want to! Thanks for sharing it!

  15. July 19, 2020 / 8:15 am

    Love your outfit! I will probably only wear a crop top when I am away on holiday where it is hot and sunny. Definitely agree that high waisted is your best friend when it comes to crop tops!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

  16. July 19, 2020 / 11:10 am

    Absolutely in love with these pictures! The skirt goes so well with the top!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

  17. July 28, 2020 / 9:48 am

    You look great. Lovely crop top and midi skirt pairing.

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