There are only a number of clothing pieces that will never fail you, and a white crop top is certainly one of them. They can pair with virtually anything, from denim jeans and tailored trousers, to dad sneakers and boots. No matter what aesthetic you're going for, or what your itinerary for the day is, the humble little piece proves that it's a closet MVP.
If you feel like you've worn your tops to death, we've rounded up some fresh, new ways to rock them. Ready to hit the upgrade button on the wardrobe essential? Scroll away!
LOOK: 10 cool ways to style a white crop top
1. Graphic Baby Tee + Cargo Pants + Crossbody Bag + Platform Slippers
Remember those seemingly skin-tight graphic tees from the 2000s? They can easily be spruced up for a day at the museum or the cafe with a comfy pair of pants and slippers that have a bit of height to them.
2. Baby Tee + Animal-Printed Shorts + Handbag + Boots
If you prefer a plain version of the body-hugging tee, here's a surefire way to spice it up. Go for a pair of bottoms in a quirky animal print, and put on your best pair of boots for a city-strolling OOTD that will definitely turn heads.
3. Tank Top + Mom Jeans + Oversized Polo + Cap
Add some streetstyle flair to your white tank and jeans combo by layering a lightweight polo over it. Don't have it in your closet? Go hunt for one in your beau's or brother's wardrobe! There's a good chance they already come in a boxy, larger-than-your-usual size, which is perfect for a '90s-esque look. Don't forget to cap things off with, well, a cap.
4. Tank Top + Tie-Dye Jeans and Jacket + Boots + Gold Necklaces + Tinted Sunnies
Tie-dye automatically signals summer. Bleached (and maybe even painted) denim in particular turns a plain old pair of pants into an edgy piece that will definitely be the focal point of your ensemble. This is where a cropped white tank can come in, as a faithful supporting character to the rockstar-worthy denim.
5. Spaghetti-Strap Top + Baggy Trousers + Sneakers + Gold Chain Necklace + Sunnies
Offset a teeny-tiny crop top with a loose pair of trousers in a fetching brown hue. The contrast in silhouettes will result in an effortlessly chic outfit that's still big on comfort. Throw on some bling and a pair of sunnies, and you're set.
6. Tank Top + Relaxed Suit + Sneakers + Handbag
Relaxed suiting continues to be all the rage for ladies who want to dress up without looking too stuffy. Wear your blazer and trousers with a fail-safe crop top, and accessorize with a cool pair of sneakers and a covet-worthy handbag. This outfit would be perfect for any casual date night.
7. Cami Top + Oversized Polo + Wide-Legged Trousers + Sneakers + Shoulder Bag
Don't feel like putting on a full suit? An airy button-down and trousers is just as stylish an option. A monochromatic brown look will never fail you, and it's a breezy color scheme to don this summer season.
8. Ribbed Top + Leather Jacket + Black Trousers + Colorful Sneakers
There's a reason why most of us reach for an all-black 'fit on those "don't-know-what-to-wear" days. It's an ensemble you can easily play around with in terms of silhouettes or cuts, since the dark-on-dark tones will always look sleek. Inject some color via your shoes for a fun, personalized touch.
9. Tank Top + White Button-down + Mini Skirt + Kitten Heels + Hoop Earrings + Sunnies
Of course, we couldn't disregard how classy a head-to-toe white OOTD looks, too. Such an outfit just exudes a sophisticated feel, especially if it involves a crisp long-sleeved top and a spotless pair of heels.
10. Button-Down Top + Biker Shorts + Boots + Handbag + Sunnies
For a more off-kilter approach to styling a cropped button-down, try pairing it with biker shorts and a killer pair of boots. Take this as a sign to mix-and-match your pieces, because you never know what will become your next favorite OOTD!
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