The temperatures here in the city have been warming up, so I’ve been pulling out my favorite crop tops and maxi dresses recently. I’ve especially been obsessed with the higher waisted trends of jeans, shorts, and leggings, as they’re a perfect pair for crop tops. I also felt inspired to bring back my indigo balayage to shake things up a bit for the summer, and I am absolutely loving it this time around with shorter hair. I’ve always been a rebel at heart, and celebrate my uniqueness when it comes to trends and styles that may be a bit avant-garde. Who says you have to look a certain way all the time to be taken seriously? Not a damn soul. Life’s too short to not be yourself and explore your style.
I’m even going to let you in on a seriously pro tip: If you’re looking for a killer colorist in the city, go see Holly at Lexington Place on Union Street. I’ve been going to her for four years here, and she’s just the absolute best at literally any type of color.
When I saw this particular top at Forever21, I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe: the rock-inspired lettering, cut, and most importantly the message. It’s been a crazy busy few months at work, plus working on some exciting new projects for the blog, so it’s been so exciting to watch some goals start to take form.
I’ve also talked about my favorite pair of harem/jogger pants by Philip Lim before, and now you can see exactly why: the flattering cut, neutral color, and material that makes it easy to transition from casual to formal. Fancier track pants are a great pairing for more fitted and casual crop top, giving it that effortless yet put together feel. These pants are silk; they make a perfect work staple as well as a trendy and easy to wear casual piece.
What are your favorite ways to wear crop tops?
Top: Slay Graphic Tee, Forever21
Choker: Night Velvet Choker, ASOS
Pants: Silk Harem Pants, Philip Lim 3.1 (OLD), similar here
Shoes: Superstar Rose Gold, Adidas
Sunglasses: Original Aviator, Ray-Ban in Black
Foundation: c/o Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation, in Color 4.5
Primer: c/o Hourglass Ambient Light Correcting Primer, in Luminous Light
Blush: c/o Marc Jacobs Air Blush, in Lines and Last Night
Highlighter: c/o Kevin Aucoin The Neo Lime Light Ibiza
Contour: c/o Tom Ford Bronzing Powder, in Terra
Brows: c/o Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer, in Medium Brown
Eyes: c/o Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette
Lashes: Ardell Wispies, in Black
Lips: Patent Finish Lip Color, Tom Ford in No Vacancy
Makeup c/o Nina @ Sephora Union Street
Photos by Rachel of Rachel Radcliffe Photography