“Crop top” – two little innocuous words that strike fear into the hearts of most women. I understand. I was never really a fan of exposing my “hamburger processor” for the world to see. As your typical North American female, I was concerned with how that looked and frankly, how that style came across to others – me waltzing around at “my age” in Britney Spear’s favourite uniform.
With overhauling my wardrobe came a little experimentation. A known lover of Kim Kardashian (I can’t help it! #sorrynotsorry), I always admired how she pulled off the crop top with tight midi-skirt combo. Maybe it’s her incredibly hourglass figure, or the fact that she just doesn’t care and wears whatever she wants, but this look – to me – really seems to complement her chesty, full-hipped figure. Anyways, I find the look sexy without having to reveal too much cleavage and too much leg.
Kim Kardashian with
parasite best friend, Jonathan Cheban:
I found myself at “my” store – Aritzia. I have a love/hate relationship with this popular store. Every time I walk in, the hip hop music is blaring, and I get jostled around by teens as I wince and cover my ears and feel extremely old. Their offerings are sooo nice though, explaining why 90% of my paycheque goes to Aritzia, leaving me devoid of a Chanel Bag.
As I sifted through the racks hoping I don’t suffer permanent hearing loss at the hands of Waka Flocka, I stumbled upon the perfect crop top and pleated midi skirt. I grabbed my sizes and headed to the fitting room. They both fit beautifully and I hurried to the cash desk, slammed down my credit card and ran out of the store with only minor bleeding from the ears.
I chose a snug-fitting black crop top with long sleeves. I would get the most wear out of this as the weather is starting to cool off, and I felt this provided a more elegant look for a 30-something girl. The pleated midi-skirt was on the shopping list for while now and was thrilled to find one so easily. With its classic, feminine pleats in basic black, I can wear this with everything. Also, I’m considered on the taller side at 5’8″, so midi-skirts are particularly flattering on me.
Now, I hear this all the time: “I can’t wear midi skirts! I’m too short…they’ll be floor-length on me.” I have an easy fix – take it to a tailor! Have it shortened to mid-calf! This is such a flattering and frankly classy look…everybody should give it a go. The midi-skirt with an A-line silhouette is particularly flattering on curvy types with defined waists and those who are pear-shaped. Just try it!
- Georgia T-shirt, Aritzia
- Jude Skirt, Aritzia
- Vaedien Necklace, Aldo
- Suede Shoes, Zara (unavailable, similar here)
What do you think of the crop top with midi skirt trend? Let me know in the comments!