What DO I Wear?!?! Crop Tops and High Waisted Skirts

“I’ve said this so many times, but I keep coming back to this: Trends come and go. Own them and make them your own. If it doesn’t feel right, then don’t feel like you need to dress a certain way just to be trendy.” ~ Nina Garcia

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Trend of the Summer 

Never has a quote been so appropriate. I admit I was NOT jumping on the band wagon with this trend. As someone who has an incredibly sensitive stomach (and stomach issues) I just have to breathe and my stomach gets bloated. Thus, I have always shied away from belly baring trends. I love them in theory, I love them on others, but on myself? Their has always been a “No trespassing” sign.

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In fact the only time I would go belly baring was the heart of summer at the beach when everyone is rocking barely their suits and ironically I did not feel so self-confidant. But heart of summer people, at the beach.

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// Shirt: Anthropologie // Skirt: White House Black Market// Flip-Flops: Reef// Necklace and bracelet: SeaMilligan Designs // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Cuff: Lighthouse Studio Designs// 

Apparently designers did not get the memo and thus it went from beach chic to the concrete city streets.

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I thought for sure it was a trend I would be avoiding.

The Shirts

Then a black and white polka dot shirt at Anthropologie screamed my name.

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It was a crop top. A very DEFINITE crop top. And yet I fell in love. The heart wants what it wants people.

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It also didn’t look as horrible as I thought it would.

Then I saw it in navy. The Holy grail color for blondes!

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// Shirt: Anthropologie // Skirt: White House Black Market // Sandals: DSW // Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs // Bracelet: Lighthouse Studio Designs //

High Waisted Bottoms

I began to think of ways I could style it without being “Oh hey their lil belly” and constantly tugging my shirt down wishing their was about ten yards of fabric.

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// Top and skirt: Anthropologie // Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs // Jacket: J-crew// Clutch: Alaina Marie // Flipflops: Reef// Sunglasses: Raybans // 

Thus the savior for those shying away from the Belly baring trend: High waisted skirts and pants. Which also so happens to be another trend for summer. While I am by no means a fan of the resurgence of eighties and nineties, I can not deny that this is beneficial for those who want to partake in a trend, but dress more conservatively, or just over indulge because hello it IS margarita season.

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While I have not partaken in the high-waisted pants, I do love a good high-waisted skirt. It isn’t just flashback to the seventies, but goes farther back to the fifties when accentuating the waist became popular.

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A Fashion Marriage 

It is why high waisted skirts are the perfect solution to the crop-top trend. It combines two trends in one, while also allowing the fashionista to show as much or as little skin, as she wants.

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// Top: Anthropologie // Skirt: White House Black market // Shoes: Aldo // Necklace: SeaMilligan Designs // 

And thanks to high waisted skirts you can also wear crop tops in the work place!

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Confidence is Sexy

It seems to be my motto for the summer (and maybe my theme for twenty-seven?) but confidence is sexy. And the irony of showing MORE skin in my old age and not less is not lost on me. I have become more confident showing off an area that I use to try to hide under yards of fabric.

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Now I am embracing it.

Yes I might have days where I eat to many tacos, but guess what? I am not going to let that hold me back from riding that tummy flashing train.

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Do you rock the crop-top look? How do you style it?  

11 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! Crop Tops and High Waisted Skirts

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  1. Even if I wanted to choose a favorite outfit in here I just couldn’t because I love them all; as I’ve expressed in the past when these outfits have made it into “What Do I Wear” Loving the series btw. But girl look at that booty in the polka dotted crop with the black pencil skirt, sassy AF! OW OWWWW 😉

    xo, JJ

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    1. You are the sweetest! And your comments always put a smile on my face! Thanks beauty! ❤ And awe thanks beauty! I am glad you love this! One of my favs to write! Oh my gosh seriously. I LOVE you!!! Thanks for the comment confidence booster! It made my day! ❤

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