Top of the Crops

There is just no hiding from it – The crop top is big news, and the look isn’t going anywhere fast!
dcec3d73b536ce4efcb769fa886a6f07The idea of flashing the flesh sends shivers done the spine of most of us Irish ladies. BUT… It doesn’t have to be that way! By getting the right crop top and wearing it with the right outfit , it can be a really chic, stylish look, suitable for even the most timid of you fashionistas!
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Top Tips

1. Opt for a longer length crop top. You don’t need to go for the bralet styles which end just below the bust, there are lots of options out there that end further down on the torso. Or those that just skim the top of your waistband.
2. Always wear the crop top with higher waisted bottoms – high waisted trousers, palazzo pants, pencil skirts or full, midi style skirts all look super stylish with a crop top.You only need to show a glimpse of skin to make this work.
3. To keep the eye and the focus away from that flashing skin, pop on a chunky statement necklace to complete the look!

Street Style Inspiration

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Top Buys

Here are a few of our favourites crop tops in stores now
1. This simple black crop top from Mango (at ASOS) is ideal, it’s not too short at the front and goes up slightly at the back. Perfect for pairing with a high waisted, full, midi skirt or sharp black cigarette pants.

Mango (at ASOS), €39.99

Mango (at ASOS), €39.99

2. This nude crop top from ASOS is ideal for those who don’t want to show too much skin but still embrace the trend. This looser style crop top would look great worn with a tight, high waisted pencil skirt, some killer heels and a chunky gold neckpiece! This top also comes in blue and pink!
ASOS, €31

ASOS, €31

3. Why not introduce some print! This stunning crop top also from ASOS would look smokin’ worn with high waisted black skinny jeans or tailored cigarette pants!
ASOS, €48.73

ASOS, €48.73

4. This vibrant pink t-shirt style crop top from Miss Selfridge is a more relaxed take on the look – Wear this with high waisted denims or a maxi skirt! To keep it casual, pop on a denim jacket over it! To dress it up, there is a matching pink skort in Miss Selfridge that would look stunning with this top!
Miss Selfridge, €35 (approx.)

Miss Selfridge, €35 (approx.)

5. This long sleeved crop jumper top from River Island would look super chic worn with a high waisted printed pencil skirt. Pop on a beaded or gold chunky necklace and this would be fab! The long sleeves give you that extra coverage, so you may be fleshing a glimpse of flesh but you won’t feel over exposed!
River Island, €33

River Island, €33

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Naomi Clarke is the owner and creator of The Style Fairy. Naomi, a qualified fashion stylist and personal shopper has over 12 years experience in fashion, personal shopping, blogging, styling and PR both in Ireland and abroad. Having spent 2 years working in the fashion industry in Sydney and then in Singapore, Naomi relocated back to Dublin to set up her own business in 2013 and so began The Style Fairy.