Here's a fact: Living in a tropical country has barred us from replicating our Pinterest-style picks that involve layering trench coats atop turtlenecks. Those OOTDs are especially unimaginable now that summer is upon us. On the most humid days, even the thought of donning a button down with three fourths sleeves is nightmarish!
Thankfully, sartorial flair is not off the table. The answer: Dainty crop tops. If done right, crop tops can be universally flattering— when paired with a strategic trouser or skirt, you can accentuate the best features of your body. Not to mention that you won't have to sacrifice style for comfort!
We've curated a list of dainty crop tops that you might want to cop this summer. Take a look below:
1. Mahalina in Beige from Laya
We're starting off this list with the Mahalina top, an instant favorite. Cottagecore meets the modern classic in this creamy nude top featuring puff sleeves and a chic square neckline. It's open at the back, which adds a hint of sexiness. To top it all off, an oversized ribbon at the back provides a tighter silhouette!
Mahalina top in Beige, P1800, LAYA, layamnl.com
2. Lucia from Artisanat
In a similar fashion, this picnic-inspired checkered wrap top offers puff sleeves and a body-hugging fit, but features a v-neckline. This piece is also sold as a set with a matching skirt!
Lucia top, P595, ARTISANAT, artisanathandmade.com
3. Kiryat from Seek the Uniq
Let's now move on to ruffled straps! When combined with a flowy skirt and a colorful kitten heel, this gingham offering from Seek the Uniq would complete the perfect outfit for a coffee date. Can you picture it?
Kiryat Babydoll Cropped Top, P645, SEEK THE UNIQ, seektheuniq.com
4. Kelsey from Kore Label
Here's a steal—the Kelsey is actually a four-way top! Firstly, it's reversible: One side is furry, while the other is satin. Next, the straps are adjustible: You can opt to form horizontal straps on the front or back, too. How fun would it be to rotate between four different looks with just one top?
Kelsey top, P2880, KORE LABEL, korelabel.com
5. Eames in White from Anika
Here's another multiway top worth your buck! The Eames from Anika is an asymmetrical that top can be styled in three ways, all thanks to the buttons and the thick strap. Additionally, the cotton fabric makes this the perfect summer top! You can wear this over a swimsuit while lounging poolside.
Eames in Ivory, P3100, ANIKA, wearanika.com
6. Zinnia in Spring Medley from Love, Bonito
A bit of texture can upgrade your whole look. Pairing the Zinnia crop top with basic trousers can elevate your errands-day outfit immediately! This lightweight pleated top is has a subtly playful print that's easy to get behind.
Zinnia in Spring Medley, 34.90 USD (approximately P1,678), LOVE, BONITO, lovebonito.com
7. Fieldnotes from Our Second Nature
Another pleats-and-prints number, but sleeved this time. There's nothing not to like about the Fieldnotes top. This structured button-down is feminine, dainty, and youthful. Not to mention that it's perfect for pairing with a high-waisted trouser in a solid color!
Fieldnotes Pleated Cropped Shirt, 79 SGD (approximately P3910), OUR SECOND NATURE, oursecondnature.com
8. Call You Mine in Avocado from Shop Copper
Back to basics! Yup, everyone ought to have a trusty ribbed knit top. For casual looks, style this with baggy jeans and chunky sneakers. For a night out with the girls, pair it with a satin skirt and heels. Versatility is key!
Call You Mine Ribbed Button Down Crop Top, P295, SHOP COPPER, shopcopper.com
9. Ligera in Ivory from Solana
This white halter-style top features three wooden buttons, a collar, and a semi-backless cut. Does it get any more summery than this? Probably not. If you get this top, consider pairing it with bright yellow palazzo pants.
Ligera in Ivory, P1290, HOLA SOLANA, holasolana.com
10. Antonella in Sunflower by Love, Bonito
Speaking of yellow, check out the Antonella in Sunflower! This front-knot piece is already padded, so if you're often digging through your closet to find a bra that'll look good under a crop top, then you might want to get this! For extra elasticity, it features a shirred back. Wear this with a printed mermaid skirt to make a statement!
Antonella in Sunflower, 30.90 USD, (approximately P1486), LOVE, BONITO, lovebonito.com
11. Daisy in Light blue by Kaia
In need of a breezy top for your everyday wear? This one by Kaia will be your new fave go-to top. We're loving the thin, delicate straps, flattering straight neckline, and fuss-free silhouette. It'll go well with your daisy dukes or even with your loose linen trousers.
Daisy in Light blue, P899, KAIA, instagram.com/kaia.collection
12. Alda top in Sal by A Las Siesta
If you're after a billowy-sleeved top, A Las Siesta is here for you. Check out their Alda top that features cuffed sleeves, plunging neckline, and exaggerated ties you can style however you want.
Alda top in Sal, P1790, A LAS SIESTA, shopalassiesta.com