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8 Real-Girl Ways to Wear a Crop Top

Jun 9 2014 - 4:30am

Despite our confidence or our best efforts, sometimes we just don't know whether we'll be able to actually wear a trend until we see our friends doing it. That's kind of how we felt about crop tops. We were a little apprehensive, but committed to major ab sessions all Spring and even bought a few to try. If yours are still sitting in the closet, awaiting their first wear, we're here to help. We've enlisted our favorite bloggers, who've succeeded in testing even the most out-there trends. If they can do it, so can you — they are real girls, too, after all. Just scroll on for eight ways to style the crop top right.

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Experiment with cropped tops just by slipping them over your button-downs or t-shirts. How easy — and chic — is that?

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Part sporty, part sweet — add a cute cropped top to leather shorts and sneakers to mix up your off-duty look.

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Temper a belly-baring shirt with cool tomboy shorts, then amp it all up with your sexiest heels.

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Cool-girl leather sweatpants are the perfect piece to juxtapose with a breezy cropped tank.

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Adding a boxy crop top to easy trousers is less in-your-face sexy, more sophisticated, and perfect for a casual weekend out with friends.

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Proof that crop tops can be ladylike. Just slip yours under a suit jacket, and add a full skirt to mimic the effect.

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Take the plunge with a midriff-baring knit, then counter it with culottes and a pair of slip-on kicks.

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Balance a cropped top with a romantic maxi skirt — the results are certainly Summer party worthy.

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