Sunday, May 1, 2016

Summery Stripes

I've previously talked about my thoughts on crop tops here and here. Crop tops are not my number one option to wear when putting my outfit together. However, I do reach out for them once in a while when I want to create a particular look. I know that I don't have the perfect supermodel bod (though I haven't stopped wishing, or working for it) but I think you don't have to have the perfect body to wear crop tops with confidence. 

Top: Sammydress (c/o)
Skirt: old (similar, similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden

On the contrary, I like the sense of empowerment I get from wearing crop tops. It not just shows you are confident but that you love your body. As the old phrase goes, "If you got it, flaunt it." When I got this top from Sammydress, my initial thought was excitement. It is just about summer time, so I have the perfect excuse to wear them more often. And it comes in a classic striped pattern. I paired it with a high waisted cobalt midi skirt just to let the skin peek a bit. 

What is your favorite way to wear crop tops?

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  1. Love the black and white crop top! Black and white stripes are so versatile and chic! Have a fantastic week!


  2. Super cute outfit pairing hun!

  3. Love the striped crop, the wrap detail is so cool!
    x Emily

  4. Very cute look! So perfect for summer

  5. I love the combination of black, white and cobalt! Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Love this top and and skirt! Such a sexy but chic look!

  7. Love your top Abby! It's been a while since I last visited your blog! Hehe <3

    xx, Janine | Wandering Ella

  8. That crop top looks amazing on you girl! Love that you paired stripes with red, it's one of my favorite combinations, and that cobalt blue skirt adds just the right statement!


  9. Love your outfit! You look stunning!! :)

  10. you look amazing!

    xx, Chanda

  11. Nice skirt and with the crop top it's a really great combination !! :)

    xx Alina

  12. This is such an adorable outfit, you look fab! xx

  13. Love that you balanced this crop top with a longer skirt. Very smart styling

  14. Don't worry, your body is beautiful (hope it doesn't sound creepy haha) and you look stunning in this outfit! I love this crop top so much and the way you styled it with the skirt is gorgeous!

    xo, Esther

  15. Such a cute and versatile top! Hugs, Kait

  16. Super cute! Great way to balance the proportions in this look!

  17. cute!! love the blue and stripes together!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  18. Too pretty! In love with this criss cross striped crop! So perfect paired with the midi dress!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  19. Loving this crop top and how you paired it with an a-line skirt...too cute!


  20. What a cute outfit! I love that top with the skirt and that shade of blue looks amazing on you!


  21. Love this!! The bright blue and stripe crop work so well! Beautiful look!

    xx, Elise

  22. I love this look!! So pretty!


  23. Such a cute look! That blue is such a pretty color :)

    Edye | Http://

  24. Aw this is so pretty! Love the dark stripes against the royal blue. I'm also one of those people who isn't 100% confident in crop tops but when worn with high waisted items I think they look much more fetching x

    Bridie | The Same Old Chic

  25. You look gorgeous, girl! Such a fun cropped top and it looks so striking against the cobalt. Back in the day I wore cropped tops often, and you are inspiring me to reconsider age appropriate cropped tops again.

  26. It's often hard to create a good crop top outfit. This one, though, looks so adorably cute! I love how you mixed the bold blue with white and black.


  27. I love crop tops <3

  28. Cute way to style a crop top minus the midriff!
    - Ana Luiza
    Northwest Blonde

  29. My favorite way of wearing crop tops are with skirts or over a blouse. Crop tops are all about confidence, loving yours!

  30. the crop top ist so beautiful! Love the whole look!

    Melissa from

  31. You definitely don't need the perfect body for crop tops. You look fab girl :)

  32. This top looks amazing on you and you styled it perfectly!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!



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