Summer is in full swing here in Richmond and as the days become hotter Fashionistas/os are baring it all and showcasing their best summer styles.
This week’s daring Fashionista was right on trend with her black fitted crop top she wore with high-waisted khaki pants. She accessorized the look with dark sunglasses, a thin brown belt, a vintage cross-body bag and Toms. Her outfit was very casual and comfortable, and perfect for a hot and humid Richmond afternoon.
Crop tops are a ’90s fashion craze that have made a huge comeback this summer. Many designers, such as Alexander Wang, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs all featured variations of the crop top style in their spring/summer 2013 collections.
This week’s featured Fashionista wore a fitted crop top but if you are not into exposing your midriff and still want to incorporate the crop top style into your summer wardrobe do not fret because they can be found in a variety of styles and lengths. The crop top tank is a longer version while the boxy crop top is a loose fitting alternative. Since boxy and crop top tanks are looser they should be worn with tighter fitting bottoms. Fitted crop tops look best with high-waisted bottoms and not with loose-fitting pants and skirts.
If you would like a look similar to this Fashionista’s, then start by pairing up a fitted crop top like this one from American Apparel with simple high-waisted pants. Fitted crop tops also look great with long flowy maxi skirts and high-waisted denim cut-off shorts. Finish the look by accessorizing with statement jewelry or a summer hat and strappy sandals.