That’s the crop top that started my obsession. Thanks to Vente Privee for this picture!
I’m so excited for the official beginning of summer this weekend. It is about time we all live in air-y dresses, shorts, and my favorite, crop tops! I’ve been experimenting with crop tops since last summer, and I’m loving the look. Read more about my obsession with crop tops and check out some of my favorite finds here.
So, it all started last summer, on the 4th of July, when my midriff conquered peeking out into the sun without having to be wearing a bikini at the beach. I had a black and white, star-printed skirt I wanted to wear, and thought that it was time for me to try wearing crop tops. The look of anything waist level with one of these tops is one that I truly adore! So, having made the decision, I marched into American Apparel and treated myself to my very first crop top. To stay patriotic, but still sexy, I bought it in red; which is actually one of my favorite colors, and the first color of the rainbow, so… no matter how you put it, it just made sense to go in that route.
Mind you, for me, buying a crop top, and actually wearing it in public was a moment in the making. I couldn’t bare the idea of, well, baring my stomach to the world to see outside of the confines of a beach. The reason? I didn’t feel quite comfortable with my body. However, after losing a whole bunch of weight, feeling that I needed to bring sexy back for ages now, and finding myself newly single pushed me to experiment with my look. Now? I can’t get enough of them! They are basically my summer uniform. I’ve even mastered creating crop tops out of regular shirts. (Maybe I should talk about that on a future post.)
I’m such a fan that the other day I dared wear a long shirt tucked into a high-waited skirt and I felt like I had too much clothes on. Which reminds me… I need more crop tops in my life! So, here are a couple I found to possibly add into my rotation. How about you? Have you ventured into crop top territory? Which one of these should I get?
River Island – Black and White Stripe Strappy Bralet – 50 | Boohoo – Olivia Zip Back V Neck Scuba Crop Top – 20 | Boohoo – Minka Waffle Jacquard Halterneck Bralet – 20 | River Island – Cut Out Wrap Bralet – 36 | Topshop – Lace Bralet – 44 | Topshop – Stripe Seam Bralet – 20 | Topshop – Seam V Bralet – 40