We must get used to it - the 80s are back in fashion. Full force. Thankfully though, it's only pieces here and there with an updated fit or combination. Like the cropped top...
Instead of wearing it with sweatpants and scrunchy socks or leg warmers, we are pairing it with trousers a la Rihanna...
...or shorts a la Sienna Miller and Whitney Port.
With just about any 2011 approved bottom, I'm loving the cropped top look! Despite the adorable combos displayed above by some of my fave style setters, I would say that my ideal way to wear them is with skirts. A high waisted A-line mini skirt, maxi skirt, or mid-calf accordion skirt is going to offer an excellent proportion for these tops.
This tribal print cropped shirt from Forever 21 and mid-calf accordion blue skirt paired with espadrilles would make a day at an outdoor art festival on cobblestone streets simply divine.
Imagine jaunting down the lake shore/beach in this XXI cropped peasant top and Zara long skirt...your hand in his hand and your platform sandals in the other hand...heaven!
Pair this striped crop top from XXI and jacquard pattern white mini with nude oxford flats, fedora, and cross body bag for brunch - your shirt will match the mimosas!