Cropped Tops

New York Fashion Week Spring 2014 RTW: Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone's Spring 2014 collection takes us back to the old school with nineties minimalism. Okay, so maybe this collection doesn't take all of you back, but these looks (completely reinvented of course) remind me of the days when I idolized Liv Tyler, Alicia Silverstone and nearly every female character's style on Beverly Hills 90210.

In a mostly monochromatic palette, light as a feather bias-cut, slip dresses in pretty pastel shades, glided down the runway. Some dresses featured a mesh overlay. Others had a loosely crinkled look.

Preppy polo's were paired with box-pleated and sexy leather skirts, and comfy varsity-style sweaters over silky skirts and slouchy pants gave the collection an athletic country club vibe. Was The Preppy Handbook on David Neville and Marcus Wainwright's summer reading list? Playing tennis and golf never looked so stylish. 

Speaking of looking good, you should know that the crop-top is here to stay, at least for another season--get your abs ready. Tiny halter-neck, cropped tops with thin spaghetti straps were paired with relaxed suede judo pants that folded over at the waist. Cropped tops were also styled under overalls and under finely tailored English inspired blazers.

For the accessories lover, Rag & Bone offers plenty of items to pine for, including large cross-body hobo bags, top handle totes, ankle-wrapped sandals, sky-high flatforms and chunky wedges.

Perhaps the most buzzed about part of the collection was the hair and makeup styling, which only enhanced each look-- center-parted matted hair and barely there makeup with a bold orange lip. I am crushing on this color.

The Wrap Up:

  • Trend Forecast: Slip-dresses, Ankle-wrapped Sandals, Cross-body Hobos, Pastels and Cropped Tops.
  • Colors: Black, White, Bubblegum Pink, Aqua, Mint, Peach, Pale Lavender. 
  • Must Have Pieces: The aqua fold-over, cropped pants with the white sweater.
  • Front Row Access: Scott Campbell, Lake Bell, Jessica Seinfeld, Anna Wintour and Russell Westbrook. 
  • Celebs who I think will be wearing this line: Miley Cyrus, Jessica Alba, Emma Watson, Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Rihanna and Kate Bosworth.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Livingly Media

Selena Gomez in David Koma and Topshop at the iHeartRadio Event

Selena Gomez rocked a three-quarter length sleeve David Koma crop top featuring green trim paired with quilted Topshop shorts at the iHeartRadio event in New York City.

The young star styled her funky look with black Jimmy Choo knee-high boots featuring lattice detailing.

Tumbling, glossy waves and a bubblegum pink lip added the final touches.

Do you like this look for Selena?

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Livingy Media

Jennifer Lawrence in Proenza Schouler at The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Press Event Comic Con 2013

Jennifer Lawrence attended The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Press event at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego flaunting her bare midriff in this monochromatic Proenza Schouler design. He look consisted of a zig-zag printed crop-top and white A-line skirt.

The young actress styled her look with black lace Nicholas Kirkwood booties, a Monique Pean ring along with EF Collection's, Pyramid stud earrings and Diamond Pyramid ring.

A braided up-do and glossy lip added the final touches her ensemble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a closer look at her EF Collection jewels.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

Image Source: Margo Seigel PR

Editor's Pick~ Madewell Eyelet Cropped Top

During the hot summer months this open-weave, lace top is a must. We love the cropped silhouette, and it comes in two fabulous colors: lighthouse and true black.

Pair this cropped top with a mid-calf length, billowy skirt for the ultimate free spirited, summer concert look. It will keep you cool in the intense summer heat, but as night falls, add your favorite summer sweater or jacket for a super cute layered look.

Staying trendy and work appropriate is no problem with this top. Ankle trousers matched with a slim-fitted jacket make for the perfect office look without being too revealing.

Shop: Madewell; $90.00

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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