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Crop Tops Are Everywhere This Season: Here Are 4 Easy Ways To Wear Them

Photographed by Acielle / StyleDuMonde

Like anyone else who lived out their childhood in the ’90s and ’00s, I have mixed feelings about crop tops. Put in “crop tops ’90s” into Google and you’re presented with a vision of belly buttons, low-rise jeans and even a cheeky hip chain, courtesy of Christina Aguilera (who else?). But hear me when I tell you – there is another way. 

Allow me to introduce you to the crop top 2.0: it’s elevated, subtle and really quite grown-up. The secret lies in balancing out the trend’s micro proportions. Try pairing high-waisted tailored trousers with a ribbed crop top to reveal just the merest hint of skin. Or, why not create a beach-ready ensemble with a cropped, oversized T-shirt, statement printed sarong and oversized raffia bag?

Of course, while many of us will prefer to embrace the polished spin on this throwback look, there’s also a route for those who want to go all-in with the archival vibe. And power to you! Make like Jennifer Aniston and pair a cropped tank top with low-slung cargo trousers and a logo shoulder bag – Noughties, but nice (sorry). 

Scroll down to see and shop our crop top outfits to try this summer. 

Cropped tank top + high-waisted trousers

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Loulou Studio Banda Cropped Ribbed Silk-Blend Tank

Net-a-Porter £150

The Frankie Shop Gelso Pleated TENCEL-Blend Straight-Leg Pants

Net-a-Porter £165

Prada Triangle-Pouch Crystal-Embellished Chain Belt

Matchesfashion £890

Arket Flatform Slides

Arket £125

Ray-Ban Aviator Classic

Ray Ban £184

Cropped T-shirt + maxi skirt

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Prada Logo Cotton Cropped T-shirt

Mytheresa £540

COS Printed Silk-Blend Sarong

COS £189

Arket Turtle Bags Striped Tote

Arket £25

Ancient Greek Charys Leather Flip Flops

Matchesfashion £135

Anna + Nina Gold-Plated Bold Stripe Enamel Ring

Liberty £100

Cropped tank top + cargo trousers

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Alice + Olivia Elden Cropped One-Shoulder Stretch-Knit Tank

Net-a-Porter £230

H&M Straight Cargo Trousers

H&M £25

Gucci Blondie Small GG Shoulder Bag

Gucci £1,990

Balenciaga Cagole Leather Mules

Mytheresa £625

Cropped top + denim skirt

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Jacquemus Le Haut Bebi Cropped Shirt

Mytheresa £300 £210

Mango Slit Denim Skirt

Mango £30

Gucci Horsesbit Leather Clogs

Matchesfashion £840

Joolz by Martha Calvo Tubular 14kt Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

Matchesfashion £80

This story was originally published on Vogue.co.uk

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