Now that the weather is officially on the chilly side, to put it mildly, bearing skin is pretty much the last thing on my mind. However, with the holidays coming up, I've been thinking a lot about balancing sexiness with warmth. Kendall Jenner's long-sleeved crop top is pretty much all the inspiration I need.
The model was spotted shopping in L.A. this past weekend. She wore a white midriff-bearing blouse with bell sleeves, high-waisted black jeans, and Saint Laurent's Python Rock ankle boots (which cost $1,795 at Barneys, in case you're keeping track). Jenner topped the look off with a pair of oversized aviator sunnies and a low ponytail with face-framing strands loose in the front.
I love the slightly oversized silhouette of her top and how it shows just a sliver of stomach. While it's not quite fancy enough for any Christmas gatherings on your calendar (although, just add some sequins and you're good), this outfit certainly gives me an idea or two about how to maintain your sense of style during the colder months. Of course, not all of us live in L.A. and can go sans coat in mid-December, but still. I would brave even a New York City winter in this look — with about a thousand piles of wool layered over it, of course.
If you live in one of those states where it's too cold to go outside from November through March, well, I can't help you there. For the rest of you, here are five wintery crop tops to stock up on this season. You might need to wear an extra scarf, but once you take your coat off you'll definitely be wearing the cutest outfit in the room.
1. Sea Long Sleeve Crop Top, $295, shopbop.com
The edgy pattern on this top makes it perfect for a laid-back night out.
2. Red Sleeve Crop Top, $54, shoptiques.com
This striped belly-bearing tee will go with everything from fashion sweats to leather leggings.
3. Elizabeth and James Sedonna Criss-Cross Textured Crop Top, $265, saksfifthavenue.com
Channel Kendall with this balletic blouse from Elizabeth and James.
4. Alice Takes A Trip Cropped Tartan Top, $56.85, asos.com
School girl chic with a sexy twist.
5. Borg Faux Fur Sweat, $26, topshop.com
Doesn't get any warmer than a faux fur sweatshirt.