The Summer of the Crop Top

This is the Summer of the Crop Top. The 90’s revival hard at work.

The 90’s are a nostalgic time for me as I went from ages 5 to 15 during this period; childhood to adolescence. I started out with neon scrunchies and leggings, transitioned to auburn hair, waffle knit in burgundy, navy and forest green, segued on to spaghetti strapped dresses in daisy and lady-bug print, and finally closed out the decade with ringer tees and JNCO jeans.

Jelly shoes, chokers, daisy print, velvet burn-out, crop tops and more (T&A Vinyl & Fashion has all; scoop ‘em up!). Let us welcome this decades’ sartorial contributions with fervor (or grudging acceptance, or not at all)!

Which brings me to crop tops. I know that the thought of baring ones’ midriff can be extremely intimidating. My belly is glaringly white, and squishy, and does not adhere to the strictly enforced cultural norms of acceptable-for-society-to-see-flesh. But frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn. Anybody can wear a crop top. That being said, I did not bare my midriff for this shoot. Yes, I am a hypocrite. Consider this an office-appropriate crop top look.

I love the silhouette of a crop top and high-waisted midi skirt. In this photo I am wearing a black and white polka dot crop with a sienna brown skirt. The clogs are Lotta from Stockholm.

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This darling navy and white polka dot skirt is from T&A Vinyl & Fashion! I’m wearing it with a black crop, a tan belt, and again, the same clogs.

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Finally, I’ve taken the same crop top and paired it with a Batik skirt. This skirt was way too small for me so I altered it a bit and now it’s one of my favorites. I hope to do another article on altering vintage to fit your unique body at some point in the future so stay tuned!

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I gain inspiration from awesome bloggers like Gabi Fresh and Nadia Aboulhosn. Here is Gabi looking stunning in a crop top and bodycon skirt.

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Alright, it’s been a slice!

-Zoë

(All photos of Zoë were taken by Kelcie De Wildt)

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