Lauren's Looks for Less: The Crop Top

My midriff hasn't seen the light of day in an actual fashion/clothing situation for approximately 10 years, pretty much since my Abercrombie uber-mini skirt and belly button ring days (OY!). Maybe 10 years is the average cycle time of a trend, because here they come again: CROP TOPS. I'm seeing them everywhere and the look I love most is a fitted crop top with a high-waisted skirt, preferably a little bit longer or a maxi.

Shailene Woodley, everyone's favorite ABC Family star, pulls it off beautifully here.

American Apparel has a plethora of crop top options, obviously. I prefer the basic short sleeve version in black:

American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Crop Tee - $30
Leather is also a big trend for fall, and I love this wallet-friendly vegan leather skirt from Piperlime.

Tinley Road Vegan Leather Skirt from Piperlime - $79
Lastly, I like that Shailene kept it simple with a black pump. This pair from Banana Republic has a chunkier, easier-to-walk-in heel with a fun flash of gold.

Banana Republic Pascha Pump - $128
The whole outfit will run you $230, not to mention Banana Republic is always running sales on full-price items (it's 40% off right now for cardholders)! American Apparel also has a 15% deal for new customers that register their email. Happy shopping, loves!


  1. I can't believe the chunky heel is coming back into style! I love the crop top look too but I need to lose some lbs before that will ever happen!

  2. I nominated you for a Liebster award for up and coming bloggers:

    PS Hope your wedding was fab! Congratulations!


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