Suffering from a Cropped Top Malaise? See 5 Ways to Refresh Your Wardrobe!

There are only so many ways we can style the ubiquitous cropped top before the fatigue sets in. If you have been feeling stuck in a rut when it comes to finding ways to dress up your top, this guide should help you out.

We looked up to these fashion mavens for some styling inspiration:

1. Jazz it up with a statement jacket

Rila-FukushimaRila Fukushima at Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014 – Chanel –  in Paris on March 4, 2014

Japanese model and actress Rila Fukushima wore an adorable tweed jacket that has stained glass-like details on the sleeves and collar. The addition of the statement jacket gave this otherwise nondescript jeans look more punch.

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Olcay-Gulsen-Strapped-Back-Crop-TopOlcay Gulsen Strapped Back Crop Top, $290.00

Wear it With:


Saint Laurent Skinny Jean, $538.79
Philipp Plein Lace Insert Denim Jacket, $1010.52
Costume National Leather Sandals, $790.00
B Brian Atwood Top Handle Clutch, $295.00
Kismet by Milka Right Honeycomb Ear Cuff, $330.00

2. Team it up with a skirt suit

Elena-MoussaElena Moussa at New York Women Fashion Week in New York on March 18, 2014

Look sharp like Elena Moussa by pairing a solid-colored cropped top with a classic skirt suit. Style it up further with a sleek pair of pumps and a pair of round sunglasses.

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Giambattista-Valli-Sleeveless-Crop-TopGiambattista Valli Sleeveless Crop Top, $1040.00

Wear it With:

Ken Scott Vintage Skirt Suit, $511.25
Salvatore Ferragamo Pam d’Orsay Pumps, $525.00
Sunday Somewhere Yetti Sunglasses, $210.00

3. Instead of boyfriend or skinny jeans, wear your top with a pair of bootleg jeans

Karlie-KlossKarlie Kloss at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in New York on September 9, 2013

Get a cropped knitted sweater like what model Karlie Kloss is wearing here and pair it up with boot-legged jeans. The jeans are casual but are stylish enough to make a statement.

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Jonathan-Simkhai-Kate-SweaterJonathan Simkhai Kate Sweater, $365.00

Wear it With:


Paige Fiona Petite Jeans, $199.00
Chloe Cross Strap Sandal, $658.52
Alexander Wang Marion Shoulder Bag, $835.72

4. Pair your collared cropped blouse with a high-waisted midi skirt

Diane-KrugerDiane Kruger at The Grove to film EXTRA in Los Angeles on March 15, 2013

The always fashionable Diane Kruger shows how striking the look can be. Opt for a cropped blouse with a collar for additional preppy effect. Cap off the look with a pair of mary jane pumps.

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Proenza-Schouler-Cropped-Poplin-ShirtProenza Schouler Cropped Poplin Shirt, $515.00

Wear it With:


PartySkirts Jamie’s Party Skirt, $295.00
Jerome C. Rousseau Torri Pump, $795.00
Gorjana Arc Large Hoop Earrings, $54.00

4. Pair up your black cropped top with pastel pieces

Elle-FanningElle Fanning outside the Bristol Hotel in Paris on March 5, 2014

You don’t always have to create a pastel-on-pastel-on-pastel look. A black cropped top will serve to balance out a saccharine pastel look as you can deduce from Elle Fanning’s fresh spring ensemble.

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Clover-Canyon-Scuba-Bra-TopClover Canyon Scuba Bra Top, $110.00

Wear it With:

MSGM Floral Print Skirt, $482.51
Dolce & Gabbana Boxy Overcoat, $3,475.00
Dolce & Gabbana Blossom Print Pump, $592.67
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Tote with Removable Clutch, $395.00

5. Get a flared cropped top and wear it with a printed high-waisted skirt

Anna-KendrickAnna Kendrick at the BFI London Film Festival 2013 – Drinking Buddies premiere in London on October 18, 2013

Play with silhouettes by opting for a flared or ruffled hem cropped top and mixing it with a high-waisted skirt. The effect is so undeniably romantic but still current and stylish as you can see from Anna Kendrick’s unforgettable look.

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Karla-Spetic-Pleated-Colette-TopKarla Spetic Pleated Colette Top, $430.00

Wear it With:

Stella Jean Iris Printed Skirt, $448.99
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pumps, $815.56
Yazbukey Pamela Belle Patent Nail Polish Clutch, $432.00

Start planning your spring outfits and make sure there is still a place for the crowd favorite cropped top in your wardrobe!

Credit: WENN/JSB2/PixPlanete/The Styleograph/Ivan Nikolov/Travis Wade /Lia Toby

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