Be it ruling the day or owning the night, the humble crop top does it all

Now that the summer is upon us, there is a constant lookout for an ensemble which not only beats the intense heat but also contributes to a sense of sophisticated tailored urban chic. The humble crop top is one such phenomenon that has transcended from being a daunting element to style to quickly becoming a summer wardrobe staple, from styled with trousers to paired with skirts, layered or on its own, the crop top has managed to wow us in every avatar.

Here are our favourite renditions of this ever-versatile garment.

The beach day to night look
A crop top with lace or billowy sleeves can see you through the beach to dinner. Pair these with your bikini bottoms to chill at the beach, for the evening swap the bikini bottoms with a pair of cream coloured trousers and sling back heels. Enhance the glam quotient with a matching tote and minimal jewellery, this diaphanous look helps to feel the breeze yet keep away the chill.  

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Play it up or down look
A versatile way of playing up or playing down denim is by pairing it with a dramatic cropped top. Take for example this ruched top, while the top elevates the denim, the denim plays down the whole look. Pair it with metallic stilettoes and complete the look with a matching tote. Whether a casual brunch or a date night, this ensemble is sure to send some adoring glances your way.

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In love with tones look
The square neck crop top is one of the most flaunted looks of the season, it emphasises your shoulders, furthermore, paired with a tonal skirt, it replaces the regular vibe with an elegant chic style. Pair it with matching studded leather sandals and an applique detailed bag to ace the dreamy romantic look, ideal for a night out with your girls.

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The classic white look
The classic white shirt features in a summery avatar as a cropped tie down shirt, pair it with a wrap style skirt to head out for that rendezvous at the beach. Glam up the look with a beaded tote and embellished heels. Prefer to tone it down? Ditch the glam for two toned metallic hoops and minimal jewellery instead.

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Glammed up co-ords
Crop tops have made their way into the boardrooms as well, termed as ‘power dressing’ the look pairs bustier tops with well fitted tapered pants and jackets. These looks however aren’t confined to the boardroom and are perfect for parties and night outs too. Pair your crop top co-ords with a blazer and a clutch to ace the boardroom look or skip the blazer and put on your favourite stilettoes for a fun night out vibe.

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These looks are our cream of the crop. Which ones are yours?

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