The crop top. For better or for worse, the trend seems to be everywhere, from high-fashion runways to city streets, to college campuses, and yes, even to the office.
For the most part, I would advise staying away from wearing items that show a significant amount of skin, but I think the crop top offers some great styling options that can be both trendy and professional. The most important thing to remember when dressing a crop top for the office, is to keep your bare midriff covered. Use crop tops as a layering tool. They are an easy way to add a pop of color or a touch of print to simplistic outfits. I love how Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling styled her crop top! Totally appropriate (and chic) for the office!
One layering option is to pair a crop top with a dress. Putting a shirtsleeve crop such as the Ria Metallic Lace Crop Top, over a solid colored dress such as the Janvie Cotton-Jersey Dress, gives the overall look some texture. Complete the outfit with a fun blazer such as the Doublju Women Simple Tailored Boyfriend Blazer Suit Jacket, and a nude heal like the Glam Nude Gold Heel.
Want something a little more sophisticated? Try a sweater crop top such as the Fisherman Crop Sweater from TOPSHOP, as an alternative to a sweater vest, over a crisp button-up. Wear it with slick trousers and a power stiletto to channel your inner CEO!