Paired with jeans, you're good for casual socially-distanced catch-ups, or wear 'em with a pair of trousers or a midi skirt for a slightly more "put together" vibe. You know, the kinda thing you'd wear to a ~nice~ dinner with the extended fam. Honestly, if it's just a face-time or a morning dash to get a coffee, there's no shame in chucking these on with your fav loungewear set bottoms and calling it a day.
Below we've rounded up a few of the top trends we're seeing everywhere, think of 'em as members of the same diverse crop top community.
The Puff Sleeve Top
Yes, the puff sleeve trend is still going strong after being a firm fashion-fave for a couple of seasons now. Whether you're going for a floral cropped version or a slightly cosier knit cardi option, it's a cute fun detail that can liven up an otherwise simple outfit.
Floral Lace Up Crop Top, $29.99 (currently on sale for $19.99) at Glassons.
Puff Sleeve Cardigan, $29.99 at Glassons.
Addison Linen Top by Perfect Stranger, $49.95 at Universal Store.
Amelia Black Blouse, $120.00 (currently on sale for $69.99) at Aulieude.
The Button Up Cardigan
Perhaps the most popular lil top style of all is the button-up cardigan top. Whether you go down the ribbed pastel route or classic neutrals this versatile piece can work as a light layer over your crop tops or camis or as a bonafide top all on its own. The key for effortless vibes is leaving a careful amount of buttons undone. Or look for ones with pearl buttons for a slightly fancier vibe.
Button Through Ribbed Cardi, $29.99 at Glassons.
One Night Knit Top from Perfect Stranger, $49.95 at Universal Store.
Pearl Button Through Blouse, $29.99 (currently on sale for $19.99) at Glassons.
The Tie Front Top
A close cousin to the button-down top is the tie front top. This one looks extremely cute in cardigan format, somehow doing double duty cover your arms (for warmth) and exposing a bit of midriff (for fun, you know).
Hazelle Tie Front Cardigan from Luck & Trouble, $44.95 at Universal Store.
Ruby Tie Front Cardi in Butter Yellow, $69.95 at Glue Store.
Satin Tie Front Blouse, $39.99 (currently on sale for $14.99) at Glassons.
The Polo Collared Shirt
This is not your dad's polo shirt! Though there's a place for the traditional collegiate-inspired polo, the new polo of the moment is a tighter fitting, more girly take on the top. A polo shirt that's probably not ideal for playing rugby in, but is extremely cute.
Collared Crop by Perfect Stranger, $49.95 at Universal Store.
Rib Knit Polo Top, $39.99 at Glassons.
Collared Long Sleeve Crop Top from Perfect Stranger, $59.95 at Universal Store.