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ALL IN THE DETAILS: All Cropped Everything

This summer, Fashionistas are flocking to cropped clothing to combat the heat. Whether it be a graphic crop top or an ankle jean, hemlines remain short for yet another season. This Fashionista can’t get enough of the trend in this shrunken top, which bares just the right amount of midriff. While showing your belly button is optional, I like to stay on the safer side. You never know who you might run into on the street and this Fashionista seems to catch my drift. Although wearing horizontal stripes may seem like risky business with a skin-baring crop top, I say go all out. When your natural curves are exposed, stripes don’t do nearly as much harm.

This Fashionista takes the cropped trend to a whole new level, matching her cropped T-shirt with a pair of cropped skinny jeans. I prefer all of my denim to be cropped, not only so the bottoms don’t bunch up, but because it shows off my shoes as well. When you’re wearing a shoe that meets at the ankle or higher, cropped jeans are a must when keeping your proportions in check. Nothing looks worse than bulging ankles, and this I know from experience. It’s as if this Fashionista can do know wrong; her jeans the perfect length to complement her strappy gladiator sandals.

I love the way this Fashionista paired her cropped look with these perfectly styled accessories. I’ve been gravitating toward similar shoulder bags this summer in replace of my cross-body bag. Sometimes, your outfit is better presented when you don’t have a strap running across your chest, and shoulder bags provide much more space. Along with a great bag, a simple strand necklace is a perfect everyday item that adds balance to this Fashionista’s bolder sunglasses and watch.

How To: The best part about the cropped trend is that there’s really no wrong way to wear it. However, here is a quick tip: if you don’t want to bare too much skin, but still want to explore this trend, a high-rise jean will do just the trick. The jeans will cover the majority of your belly and the crop top will meet the waist at just the right spot.