how to wear a cropped top in your (late) 20s

cropped tops are seemingly everywhere
this spring and summer! i have to admit, as i near the 
end of my 20s, i find myself thinking, 
‘can i wear a cropped top without looking 
like a teenager?’ the answer is, ‘YES!’
cropped tops come in all colors, styles, 
and sizes. while i do not typically wear fitted
cropped tops (bodycon style), i am an avid supporter of 
shorter, somewhat looser-fitting items. this cropped,
floral blouse is the perfect example! while short in length, 
the overall look and fit is much different
than that of a fitted cropped top.
paired with my high-waisted jeans, you can
hardly see my midriff 😉
are you a fan of the cropped top trend?
how do you typically style yours?
^^^ this manicure was one of my favorites
as of late! white gel polish with gold glitter at
the base of my nailbed. i miss it already! ^^^
the nordstrom anniversary sale is prominent
on social media and in the blogging world (i do not
have a nordstrom card, so i have not yet been able
to shop), but can we also talk about the recent zara ‘end-of-season’ 
sale?! i picked up these fun, distressed jeans for $25 and my 
cropped blouse for $15. zara, i love you!
i usually style cropped or shorter tops
in one of three ways: 1) with high-waisted
denim, 2) with a high-waisted skirt, or 
3) with high-waisted shorts.
any of these options are perfect for spring and
summer. they allow you to enjoy the flirty trend
without feeling immodest and having to worry
about showing too much skin. 
blouse: zara, jeans: zara, flats: steve madden (similar here),
purse: forever 21, rings: forever 21
iphone case: c/o ideal of sweeden (exact here)
i love how casual, yet feminine this outfit
feels. i wore it last week to take outfit photos (as per usual)
and on a coffee date after work. i am eager
to style the blouse with a fitted black skirt and
ankle boots this fall.

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