A crop top...to work? You may think this is a big "no no," (and oftentimes it is) but it is possible if you think outside the box. Right off the bat, lets clear the air: you should never bare your tummy on the job—wrong time and place. But that doesn't mean you cant wear your favorite crop top on the week days.
Layering techniques breath a whole new life into your abbreviated shirt—what you wear over and/or under it can create a refreshing, "why didnt I think of that" look. You can wear your crop top over a button-front blouse, under a long sleeveless waistcoat to flirt with the idea of a suit, or you can throw it on over a dress. Think it's impossible? All of these looks are demoed below; but first, here are three rules to abide by when piecing together your work-appropriate crop top outfit.
1. Find a crop top with structure. Look for a silo with clean, crisp lines—nothing flimsy or too strappy. Oh, and no cutouts.
2. It's worth it to throw down some extra cash on a style made of a good fabric. It will give your work look a polished, more refined edge.
3. Fit is key. Because you'll be layering with your crop top, it will likely need to fit differently than the crop you wear downtown on a Friday night. Pick up new styles that are a bit roomier and designate them strictly for office wear.