There are a couple of reasons I’m writing this post. Firstly, cropped tops were a hot topic on the recent #stylechat discussion on Twitter, led by one of my favourite online platforms for fashion, beauty and style advice: Stylecaster. The initial question was this:
“Cropped tops, a do or don’t? Wear a shirt underneath or let it all hang out?” KaraWeik
Comments that arose:
“Depends on your body lol” Stylecaster
“I def think that crop tops are for a certain age group. Cool for younger ladies to wear for night life or a playful Saturday.” HauteWife
“There’s a time and place for a great many things though I can’t find a reason to ever wear a crop top” OffMyRedCarpet
“ I love crop tops! Just wear them over a high-waisted skirt and you’re good to go” AnnaRice23
There were also a lot of comments about how the look appears if the belly button was shown (cheap? Cute?). So I’m (um daring, perhaps stupidly) to post this look here to get some further feedback on the issue. Do you wear cropped tops Blog Reader? It’s no secret I am a fan as I’ve posted them before. Is it a question of personal style? Do you need to have a certain body shape to wear one? Does the exposure of a belly button cheapen the look? Male Blog Readers (I know you are out there) please chip in too!
The second reason for witing this post it to tell you all about TopShop‘s Edited picks. Back in July you’ll recall I raided the TopShop Oxford Circus mega-store for some new summer items. One of the tops I bought, that I have been wearing non stop ever since, is this blue loose fit cropped tee.
This tee formed part of TopShop’s Edited collection back in July. Edited is a hand selected pick of the TopShop collection, curated by different stylists and designers. Kate Shillingford is currently curating the Edited collection online - Katie is editor of Dazed and Confused magazine, she caught my attention lately when she hit the fashion headlines with her spectacular Gareth Pugh wedding gown, (accompanied by pink hair, no less!):
Whilst my tee is very basic, I love the Edited picks for their mix of everyday items, statement pieces and must-haves. Be sure to check the collection out some time, you might be surprised with what you find.
My favourites from Katie’s Edited picks are below:
So – cropped tops are the hot issue of today. Please discuss.