If you haven't found yourself using the words "crop" and "top" in the same sentence, chances are the tummy-exposing trend hasn't made its way into your closet — and that's okay. Some of us just prefer to keep our midriffs a mystery. But, if you're the slightest bit crop-top curious, prepare to be swayed: Senior style editor Annie Georgia Greenberg is here to prove that, in the right fabric and silhouette, this abbreviated style is just as versatile (and easy to clean
) as your favorite summer tee.
Above, Annie shows that wearing a shrunken sark doesn't have to mean exposing too much skin or living in high-waisted mom jeans. Instead, she demonstrates how you can take a simple top, like this peachy piece from the recent method x ASOS
collab — a capsule lineup of on-trend, machine-washable styles — and incorporate it into three totally different looks ranging from daring to demure.
Press play to meet your new summer essential, then scoop up two for yourself (you know, since it's technically
only half a top).