Power Of Versatility: Mixing And Matching With Cropped Tops

A favourite of the 80s, cropped tops frequently adorned the big screen. They are chic, versatile, and pairable with everything for every occasion. Soaring high, this trend has become a wardrobe must-have owing to its ever-evolving nature. You’re in the right place if you want to know all the ways to style it, be it workwear, party wear, or classic everyday looks. Here are some ideas to get you started.

The classic crop

Throwing on a high-waisted pair of bottoms to balance out the cropped tops can become your go-to. All types of denim jeans, straight formal pants, trousers, or joggers, when paired with cropped tops, complete the look. If you are going for a more flattering look, then style shorts and skirts with them. It elongates your legs and provides a stable silhouette while showing just a hint of skin.

Out in the sun

Cropped tops can be styled in a lot of ways during the summer, from short bottoms to long ones, depending on the type of fabric. You can dress your basic white cotton pants with a fitted cropped top and sneakers. Take it to the next level by adding some minimal jewellery and oversized sunnies. Or, you can style your printed ruffle skirt with complementing coloured cropped tops. Cool, airy, and light, makes it a perfect fit for the heat. Head out in the sun in this look, and trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Unleash your artsy side

Get bold with bright and colourful cropped tops to express your creative side. Don’t be afraid to draw attention to yourself in a bright fit, top-to-bottom, for a distinct effect. If you like printed tops, then go for cargo pants, harems, or even overalls. If you’re into retro tops, then take out your bell bottoms to wear them with. You can communicate your personal style through your outfit.

Kinds of fabric

It’s time for your textured fabrics to see the sun. Quickly take your look from day to night with flattering fabrics such as lace, crochet, and see-through. This will look beautiful on a day at the beach and keep you ready for a transition into the night. Leather can also be a great choice for the night. Swap the slippers during the day with heels at night, go a little heavy on the jewellery and you’re all set. 

The deal with sleeves

Cropped tops come in various shapes, sizes, and sleeve styles. Balloon sleeves, puff sleeves, cap sleeves, full sleeves, or billowy sleeves, you name it, it’s there. Pair these up with your favourite jeans, and that’s it. That’s all that you need to know, and your outfit is good to go.

This on that

Print on print, denim on denim, colour on colour, it’s all fair in the game of styling cropped tops. When it comes to monochromatic fits, there isn’t a need for play; only wearing two same colours with slightly different shades will create a sleek and effortless look like Alanna Pandey does. You can never go wrong with denim on denim, be it a ripped denim crop top with denim jeans or a black denim crop top with a denim skirt. Although you need to be a little careful with prints, The key is to wear small prints with large prints and busy prints with simpler prints. Don’t hesitate to try out these edgy combinations. Without looking too overwhelming, these fits will make you look great, whether it’s a casual brunch or a night party.

Embellished crops

Elevate your look with embellished tops, ones with feathers, rhinestones, one-shoulder, off-shoulder, ruffles, or shimmery fabrics. Jeans or wide-leg formal pants can serve as the base for this statement outfit. Add a necklace or skip it for solid earrings to make an ensemble for the evening. Create a bohemian-inspired look by pairing your crop top with a flowy maxi skirt. The contrast between the shorter top and the long skirt will create a visually appealing attire.

Layer it up

For a more modest fit, throw on a crop top over a regular shirt. For work, layer vests over a turtle neck full-sleeved crop top. Another way to dress for work is to wear a blazer with a crop top underneath. For your college fits, throw a flannel over a basic black top. If you are a jacket person, a denim jacket, bomber jacket, cropped jacket, or bolero with jeans and boots makes a great look. You can also add a cardigan for extra style and warmth. The ways are endless. 

Do it differently

Break the parallelism of co-ord sets with a crop top and add a pair of heels to get ready for a party or brunch. Opt for a crop top with a high-low hemline, as it provides a subtle twist to your outfit and adds some movement to your look. Wear a structured corset or a flowy scarf top with a pair of relaxed-fit ripped jeans to elevate your attire. If your style speaks athleisure, wear a sports bralette underneath a blazer to work. Or combine your cropped top with high-waisted leggings for a comfortable and sporty look. 

Add accessories

Accessorize these looks with a belt in the center to add focus or a body chain if you’re going for a low-waisted bottom. Body chains can accentuate your waist and add an element of glam to your look. Pair your tops up with a stylish hat such as a fedora, a combination perfect for outdoor events and festivals. With low-neck tops, you can add layered necklaces for elegance and draw attention to your neckline. Statement earrings can instantly uplift a crop top fit. Opt for chunky hoops, tassel earrings, or geometric shapes to add a touch of drama.

The versatility of crop tops makes them an essential addition to any wardrobe. From pairing them with high-waisted denim jeans for a carefree vibe to donning statement accessories for a pinch of glam, the cropped top leaves room for individuality to shine. This sassy garment offers a canvas for endless fashion adventures. So, the next time you reach for that little wonder in your closet, let your imagination run wild and fashion a look that’s uniquely you.