how to wear a crop top when you’re not 17

Did I even wear crop tops when I was 17? No. But hey, now they are IN! I think you might have been wondering why my new ZIPPY top pattern has a crop top variation.  The ZIPPY top worked so well as a crop top, I just had to make it an option in the pattern. Two kids and way too much ice cream isn’t going to stop me from wearing them! I think they look super cute paired with high waisted skirts.

The Zippy top has two variations: the regular top or crop top. This post is all about the crop top, but check out yesterday’s release post for more information about the pattern! I was heavily inspired by Zooey’s Golden Globes look from last year! (source) I love how formal and playful this crop top is with her tulle skirt. I mean I already had a girlcrush on Zooey, but this outfit sealed the deal.

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My favorite way to wear it is to pair it with a maxi skirt. It’s the comfiest outfit ever! This maxi skirt is from Forever 21.

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It also pairs well with my striped skirt from eShakti.

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And finally, the crop top looks super cute over a strappy dress! The blue skirt is this dress from Forever 21. crop-top

Floral goes with everything! So that’s how I wear my crop tops! Get the pattern here and make your own! I’d love to see how you style them!

Comments

  1. says

    I happen to love that cropped shirt, and have been wondering how I can wear one lately. I came up with the solution of high waisted pants :) :) :)
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  2. Anna says

    You are a freaking gorgeous girl, but that top/skirt combo could not be more unflattering for your shape. You have hips and a these skirts just make you look top heavy with little bird legs. A skirt that fits better in the hips and waist and flares out would balance this much better and flatter your beautiful hourglass shape. Also consider a skirt with a big waist band or a large belt to draw attention to your waist and give you some definition. The band or belt should show under the top.

    • kate says

      haha, thank you Anna! Maybe I will go skirt shopping with your advice! I am still working off a little baby weight, so I’m nervous about fitted things, but thanks for the push!

  3. calinai says

    i love seeing pictures of kate on see kate sew…super cute!