Fashion #InspiredByInStyle: Reader of the Week Alina Dinh on How to Style a Crop Top By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Instagram Twitter InStyle's mantra is "Everybody's in," and that means anyone who finds their way to our stories should find themselves reflected in them. We prioritize bringing the right writer to every story and sometimes collaborate as a team to ensure we're including points of view across race, gender expression, body size, skin and hair type, and more. Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. For more about our team, click here. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 10, 2015 @ 08:32AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Courtesy In this new series, we demonstrate how our most avid readers sport the trends in our magazine. Look for it on What's Right Now every weekend, and be sure to try out a look or two yourself and tweet us a photo @InStyle using #inspiredbyinstyle. This week, we’re featuring Style by Alina's resident blogger. When it comes to finding a flattering outfit, I turned to InStyle's "Instant Style: The Cropped Top" in the August issue. I just loved how effortless and chic it looked on the page. The pop of yellow really gave it a fun flair! I wanted to create the same vibe as the look, but with a feminine twist, by adding florals and pairing the crop top with a flowy maxi skirt. The best part of the style combo? By wearing the skirt with a boxy crop top, an illusion of a smaller waist was created. It's definitely flattering for petite girls!Get inspired by more InStyle readers we ♥ in our gallery. Plus, check out more of our readers (and find out which stories inspired them) in our January issue with the gorgeous Jessica Chastain on the cover, available on newsstands and for digital download now. Be our Reader of the Week! If one of our stories has inspired you to mix it up, send us a pic (300 dpi or larger) of your transformation to email@example.com, submit it through InStyle's Tumblr, or tweet us @InStyle with the hashtag #inspiredbyinstyle. You could be featured in InStyle and on InStyle.com! And really, what’s cooler than that?