Cream Of The Crop :: printed crop top and bright high-waisted shorts

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Who doesn't love a great crop top and high-waisted bottom pairing? This flattering, summery style is my new go-to combo...and it should be yours too! 
Throw on a jacket or a chambray coverup if you're feeling conservative or chilly. It ensures a stylish, laid-back vibe. 
...Or don't! This versatile look works both ways. 
Lately I've been obsessed with these clear flats from American Apparel. They're very minimalist, which I love for summer, and from afar it looks like the wearer is barefoot. Obviously they go with everything, which also contributes to my obsession.   
I decided to layer silver necklaces over this printed top to keep with the artsy, busy feel. Layered jewelry is one of my favorite style tricks! 
Crop tops and high-waisted shorts create a sleek line with a peek of skin, which exudes subtle allure and curiosity. 
Since the rest of my outfit is pretty neutral, I decided to add some more color into the mix by matching my earrings to my jewel-toned shorts. These statement earrings really tie the look together. 
It's one thing to style an outfit in your mind but we all know it's quite another to actually combine the pieces together and try the look on. It either works or it doesn't - and the mirror doesn't lie. That being said, I was a little nervous about how this would all look together. But in the end, I'm very pleased with how it turned out, and I'm definitely going to be branching out of my comfort zone more this summer - so stay tuned!  
 Photos by Brooke Faison 
[top: Zara, shorts: Loft, sandals: American Apparel, chambray button-down: Madewell, earrings: Icing, shortest necklace: Tiffany & Co., second necklace: Juicy Couture, longest necklace: fine jewelry, navy bracelet: Ann Taylor, bangles: Alex & Ani, spike bracelet: Stella & Dot]

When crop tops first started making their comeback I'll admit that I was doubtful. I didn't think anyone who didn't resemble a stick would be able to pull one off. Oh how wrong I was! 

Rocking a crop top is surprisingly easy! My favorite thing to pair them with is high-waisted shorts or skirts. But they're also great for layering (a crop top under overalls? Yes please)! 

These photos were taken on my street in Chelsea. I love the energy in Chelsea and it's turned out to be such a fun and exciting place to live. There are never-ending restaurants, opportunities for shopping, and of course the Trader Joe's that I frequent twice a week! 

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56 comments:

  1. you're looking good dear...I love your top :)

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  2. Love the pop of color! And I know what you mean about how something looks in your head and then in life not so much. Being a graphic designer sometimes I envision something in my head but when I go to design it I am like oh hell that is so not working!

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  3. I love your shorts!! They fit you so nice and they go great with the crop top :)

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  4. Very nice shorts.
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  5. I love the jellies! They're the best for Summer. :)


    xo - Sheila
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  6. Such a cute summer look! I absolutely love those shorts. The colour is amazing.
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  7. am loving your outfit, so cute, nice post, looking amazing. check out my blog http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. wow you look so pretty <3 shorts and crop top are gorgeous! love it :)

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  9. beautiful! love your outfit, and you've got me thinking about buying some clear flats. Those look so cute on you and they do go with anything :)

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  10. lovely outfit. I'm obsessed with the color of your shorts!
    xo,
    nancy

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  11. Cute summery look. I also like your nail polish colour :)

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  12. Love your colour combinations. The hot pink against your crop top are so perfect! Great look :) http://www.stylemecurvy.blogspot.com

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  13. Beautiful! I love this color combination, one of my favorites.

    xx,
    Tania
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  14. nice look! and I like your hair!
    greetings xoxo

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  15. u look great dear <3

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  16. Grgs look, I love your super trendy shorts!!!!
    Happy friday darling!!!
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  17. you look so cute and lovely, dear!
    great shorts <3

    xx
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    love, Yulia

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  18. Love your take on the crop. Those shorts are so awesome.

    xo, Amy Ann
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  19. love love love your crop top! such a cool print! this look is so fun and vibrant! and your shoes are freaking awesome :D

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  20. I love the photos. You look so happy and pretty.
    I like your shorts and nail polish. :)

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  21. Hi Kat! Lovely combo, nice sandals and beautiful color of shorts, I have International giveaway un my blog!

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  22. Cute summer look! Love your shorts, the color is amazing!

    KARAMODE

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  23. Haha, I am so loving the last photo- it is so genuine and candid! :)
    I really like this outfit Kat, I think you once again did a tremendous job in the styling department! This look is perfect for the city as you used that bright pink color in your shorts, which I think beautifully stand out in front of city crowd! And I also really like the unique print on the top- definitely an eye catcher! :)

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  24. Darling I love the colour of the shorts,it is so vibrant <3 and moreover the styling is so good,fresh and eye-catching with pop of colour <3

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  25. Great look, love it to every detail, even the most perfect shade of nail polish! :O
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  26. I love the combination of a high-waist with crop top; your high waist shorts are so cute and I just love the bright colour it emits! I can definitely feel the positive vibes from that street, haha. What fun must it be to just live on main streets and walk by to a mall or restaurant whenever you feel like it.. I have to take the bus for around half an hour to an hour before I can arrive at Downtown here!

    Have a great day!
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  27. That outfit is really bright and attractive, you look really nice in those pieces! I think you are splendidly got up! Besides, those photographs turned out wonderfully well, your smile is shining like the sun itself:)))
    Wish you a great day ahead!

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  28. Hi there! I'm loving your crop top and high-waist shorts combo!!! they look adorable on you, I specially like the vibrant color of your shorts combined with the black and white print of your top. The plastic sandals are so fun and as you said, they go with everything! I need a pair too :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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  29. Oh beautiful. I adore the color of your shorts against the printed crop top and I like that it is crop top without being too short too. Such a pretty look on you and the shoes, I know they are so comfortable. NY stay is working pretty well on you.

    xo
    Sam
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  30. This is beyond beautiful! love the photos
    Kisses from Miami,
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  31. I always loved fuchsia with white, adorable outfit!
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  32. Just stunning.those shorts looks very great on you.You have such an amazing body.
    So beautiful
    Keep intouch
    Cheers

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  33. I love the color of your shorts. So summery!

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  34. Your jelly flats are the cutest! I have a pair of jelly sandals and I love that they're back "in" now!

    -Sharon
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  35. I love the pattern of the crop top paired with the fun purple shorts. You look great!

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  36. Beautiful photos, you look great! I think the magenta shorts compliment your crop very well. And yes, like you, I was also afraid of crops when they first made their comeback (glad you also remember them from the past, sometimes I feel like I'm the only one!) but it looked like they were here to stay for a while so I had to succumb to them. But it definitely took a while for me to get used to them, and even now I still feel self conscious wearing them.

    Have a great day!
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  37. I adore that patterned top and the way you layered your necklaces!

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  38. My eyes are drawn to your shorts instantly. Love how you've teamed them with monochrome, its so effective. Your jelly shoes remind me of when I was growing up, they were all the range back then, now they're back in fashion!

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  39. Love the color of those shorts!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
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  40. I know what you mean when you put together an outfit in your mind but you put it on and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't! I agree this outfit worked out perfectly! Crop tops can be a hard thing to wear as you never know how much skin to show, but you are showing just the right amount! You make this outfit so classy and I love that! Your highwasted shorts are just fantastic with the crop top and I completely adore those clear jelly flats!

    Rebecca
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  41. Marvelous look Kat. I love the cute crop top and the way you styled it. I was doubtful about them too but so many girls look fabulous with crop tops :)

    xx Mira

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  42. Such a gorgeous outfit!! I love the crop top, especially paired with the hot pink shorts. Brilliant styling! :)

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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  43. a wonderful combination, you look great sweety!

    <3
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  44. I loved myself some jelly shoes when I was smaller. How do they hold up after walking for a while? It seems like they would rub uncomfortably. Also, I love the printed crop top---I've been really into crop tops and this one is bold, just the way I like it :)

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  45. lovely casual style and beautiful and happy pics. You made me smile
    xxx
    mari
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  46. Of course i love it, short an d ctop top is a good combination dear for summer ! :)

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  47. I like that you wore jelly shoes with this outfit- I'd never thought of wearing them on a casual day (or ever) :) You always style accessories so well- love it! :) xx Maja
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  48. I am obsessed with crop tops and high-waisted bottoms! And I'm also obsessed with the color of your shorts!!!!!!

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  49. Oh I can definitely tell you am I such a huge fan of crop tops with high waisted shorts/skirts/pants. I think that it is such a summer look I crave. But yours is a little different because the shorts look suuper classy! It's a nice look, especially in a school setting. Always look great:)
    xo Olivia

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  50. Love the fuschia colored shorts! It's one of my favorite colors to wear :)

    Tina
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