Crop Top Craze - USA Style

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Although Fourth of July and Labor Day have both passed, it's never too late to show off some good ol' partiotic blue & red stripes. I just love the combination! 
Photos by Sarah Harper
[top: Nordstrom B.P., shorts: Loft, flats: Steve Madden, watch: Fossil, barrel necklace: Lia Sophia, love necklace: Tiffany & Co., bangles: Alex & Ani, evil eye ring: fine jewelry

I know this is a summery look and it's already almost mid-September, but it's still sweltering hot down here in NC. so bear with me while I channel my inner summer goddess while I still can! 

I'm usually not one to show off my belly, but with the midriff craze that seemed to sweep the nation this summer, I thought I'd give it a try - using my own taste and personality of course! I told myself it was fashion research.
Here's what I discovered: 

1.) If I'm going to give into the whole crop top thing then my stomach-bearing top of choice will not be a tight one

2.) High(er)-waisted bottoms - whether that be a skirt, or shorts, or jeans - are a must

3.) Keep the overall look fun and light - nothing too serious otherwise I may run the risk of appearing too "Miley Cyrus"

4.) A tie at the bottom is not necessary, but comforting. Notice how mine is strategically placed to cover my bellybutton as well as as much skin as possible

5.)This is a beachy casual look. Period. 

43 comments:

  1. Very nice outfit. Great day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  2. You look absolutely adorable! I love the double stripes. The crop top look so cute on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. nic eoutfit!
    i follow you on GFC and isntagram also i Like your facebook page
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  4. oh my gosh, your blog is amazing :)

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  5. Like your stripe look, so cool!

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  6. cool styling I really like: *

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  7. Wow,such a cute outfit.*__*
    Lovely greets <3

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  8. very cuteeeeeee

    Eraklia
    http://www.attitudeunique.com

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  9. Your outfit looks very beautiful and so are you! Would you like to follow each other on Facebook, Bloglovin', GFC, and/or Instagram. Please let me know if you're interested.

    Louisa Moje
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com

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  10. Your are BRILLIANT! love the whole look. from head to toe!!!

    Happy Friday :)

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  11. Loooove stripes and this look is simply perfect!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  12. The last summer hurrah huh! Very cute!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  13. Great cropped top and spadrines... loving the striped trend!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  14. Yes, the crop top craze had taken over! I love your classier take on the trend and the tie bottom is perfect! This is such a cute outfit with the red, white and blue combination! Get as much as you can out of summer while you still can!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  15. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com .


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  16. I love the stripes! I love how fun your photographs are :)

    xx.
    Stephanie | fashion and tea

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  17. Such a cute outfit...I fall for stripes every time.

    xo erica

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  18. Cute top! You look adorable in it!

    Jacqueline
    www.purelypeanut.com

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  19. I adore crop tops and you are definitely rocking yours! :)
    Really nice outfit, sweetie! I imagine wearing something like that myself! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  20. Looking absolutely adorable in that striped crop top !
    New post on the blog , visit me soon & if you like follow on facebook, twitter & pinterest too, I'll follow back lovely!
    xoxo

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  21. So cute! I love the different stripes together and the way you tied your top up! And your hair always looks so pretty in a ponytail!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  22. all the stripes are so cute!
    loved your side ponytail :D

    let me know if we can follow each other!
    xoxo

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  23. I love this nautical look. The shoes are just darling. This is my first time visiting your blog and I love it!

    xo Amy

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  24. I love this patriotic/nautical look! The crop top is so cute and so are the shoes :)

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  25. oh, you look simply charming) I like this casual, chic outfit! I also much say your hair look wonderful and ponytail matches your beautiful face features)
    Thank You for sharing such a nice post!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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  26. Very nice outfit and you look beautiful!!!
    Kissssss

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  27. I live in NC too! I know what you mean about the weather. I like the long summers in our state though. I like my summer clothes =) I like the mix of stripe colors of your shirt and flats.

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  28. Great crop top, I enjoy the mixture of different colored stripes that the shoes add

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  29. The double stripes make for an adorable nautical look!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  30. I love crop tops, I've been wearing them practically every weekend this summer! I always just try to wear something longer on the bottom, so it's not too much skin.

    xx
    Sophisticated Lace

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  31. you are SOO cute with stripes and stripes! and so brave to wear a crop top, i so CANNOT wear one hehe!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  32. aw this look is super cute!! loveee that crop top! i wish the weather weren't cooling down so i could keep wearing crop tops too :P
    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  33. Cute look! I love the flats :)

    <3 Emi
    www.silverandlemon.com

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  34. All the stripes in the outfit is cute. Great tips on the cropped top.
    You look amazing in this one.

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    cassandra xx
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  35. Really cute outfit! I love the know you made of that shirt! And you look very lovely in stripes! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  36. looking stunning
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  37. u look nice ;)

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  38. Youlook so lovely and beautiful!! I love stripes ;)
    I have realized that I had forgotten to follow your nice blog via GFC ( shame on me!! ) and now I'm following :D
    Keep posting sweetheart,your looks give me inspiration ^.^

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  39. Hey hey, how are you?
    Now with school and everything the time for the blogs is less, but I always have time to come to yours eheh, loved this post!!

    With love, Bárbara
    www.preppylemonade.com

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