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Cream of the Crop Tops

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Hey Sammy,

What are some trends for the spring/summer? I don't have alot of $ but want to look cool and in style.



Hi Annie,

Although I am a style blogger with a responsibility to uphold my reputation as a chic cyber trendsetter for the fashion community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, I'm the first to admit that I'm always most comfortable in a simple jeans and tank combo. To me, there isn't anything cozier than a perfectly broken in pair of boyfriend jeans and a supersoft tank or tee that has accrued just the right amount of washes in the gentle cycle.

This is why I'm pleased as rum punch to report that other than your token sundresses, crop tops are still all the rage this summer. They first cropped up a couple of summers ago, but now you'll see them everywhere, and they're so cheap you can stock up on them by the bushel. Wear them as coverups to the beach over your bikinis, to brunch, bar dates and bistros, but don't wear them to work. Unless you want to find yourself on the cropping block for not following office dress code regulations.

I've been eyeing a fresh crop of crops from deLiA*s, including this sweet lacey ivory Hi/Lo Tank, this hip black and white ethnic tank, and this bright crop that will help me embrace the neon trend which is also going to be hot hot hot this summer.

What else will be hot as we spring forward into 2012? Floral prints and stripes are always on trend for spring, then I'll be gravitating towards tribal and safari chic prints and cooling fringe hems as the weather heats up.

I'll be pairing my crops with denim cutoffs during the day, skinny jeans by night. If you have a long torso and aren't feeling the belly pride, layer your crop over a full length tank, dress or long sleeved top for extra coverage. The options are endless.

As an even cheaper option Annie, crop 'em if you got 'em. Take your old, tired, begging to be revamped tees, a pair of scissors, and crop them to your desired length.



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