April 23rd, 2015 at 2:10am

We’ve seen the best of the crop top phase, and we’ve seen the worst of the crop top craze. Remember the typical look of a high-rise skirt (commonly confused with a tube top over your thighs) paired with a basic cropped T-shirt? Or the not so pleasant combination of a low rise jean and a cropped T-shirt? I think we can all agree this trend has had its fair share of ups and downs in the past.

However, more recently, the crop top look has revolutionized and is coming back better than ever. In the past year, we have seen a transformation with a ’90s-inspired take on the crop top. Thin straps, cotton materials and triangular shapes have redefined the trend. But what really is coming in hot right now is texture. Whether its beading, lace, quilting, leather, fringe or thick architectural material, crop tops are now being worn with detailed texture and dimension.

This week’s Fashionista is embracing the texture of a crop top with her look. Here she pairs a crisp white tank top with a deep blue, floor length skirt. The top features a subtle quilted texture detail, adding an interesting twist to a simple outfit. Taking inspiration from those ’90s era tank tops, the top makes flattering cuts at her arms and embraces her waistline. A statement necklace and simple sandals finish off the ensemble for an outfit that is ready for the spring.

How To: Have a simple outfit in mind? Are you grabbing that tank top or T-shirt you always wear? Try switching up the look by adding an interesting crop top with texture to make for a bolder statement. High-rise denim are perfect for pairing with a textured, fitted tank top this festival season. Add a fun kimono to top off the look.