As the Starks say, winter is (most definitely) coming. No doubt, the cold winds are coming, and I'll have to start putting away my summer clothing, except for a few things: Skirts and crop tops. With this guide for how to wear crop tops in winter, you'll be able to wear your favorite summer piece all season long.
Perhaps one of my favorite things about warm weather is being able to rock a crop top and matching separate. I secretly shed a few tears whenever I have to pack my summer clothes away, because it means chapped lips, gusts of wind, and permanently frozen fingers and toes. But — It doesn't have to be that way! There is a way to transition your crop tops, and it's pretty obvious: Layering!
Like you layer your skirts with stockings and your tank tops with cardigans, crop tops can be layered, too! My personal favorite is throwing on a fitted zip up crop with a button up shirt, collar peeking out. Voilà, you've got yourself a snazzy vest! Works especially well for structured crops, as well. Perhaps one of my favorite looks is layering a cropped long sleeve top with a tunic and rocking leather leggings on underneath. This little tip works on some of your summer dresses, too!
If you want to pull a Kardashian, try a pair of high waisted trousers or jeans, crop top, and a long duster coat. That'll definitely keep you cozy! So while it may seem like shopping for crop tops should take a halt this month, think again. Check out some crops that'll definitely elevate your layering game, below.
1. The Marble Print
Just picture this with a chiffon white button up. I see it.
2. The Bell Sleeve
Nasty Gal For Keeps Bell Sleeve Crop Top, $48, Nasty Gal
This bell sleeve crop would look incredibly flattering with your favorite summer dress.
3. This Suspender Style Top
Love the back on this crop top, which would look super edgy with a distressed white tee.
4. The Winter White
Stylish Solid Color Long Sleeve Crop Top, $17, Nastydress
I demand you wear this with a colored tunic!
5. The Textured Top
This top's deep v lends itself for a cute turtleneck sweater.
6. The Off-The-Shoulder
Solid Off The Shoulder Crop Top, $39, Shopbop
This drape overlay makes for the perfect layer on top of a tight long-sleeved top.
7. The Classic Black
Nothing I love more than a good turtleneck — And this classic black crop top does not disappoint.
8. For Printed Lovers
Milly Audrey Cropped Printed Stretch-Cotton Top, $195, net-a-porter
So obsessed with the delicate straps on this crop top, and the subtle color and black and white details are everything.
When it comes to colder weather, layering is key. Doesn't matter how thick that sweater is, it'll always be warmer to throw on another layer that will trap the heat. Why not make your wardrobe last all year long?