It’s always sad when the time comes to pack away our beloved summer clothes. No more sun dresses or open-toe shoes. Fortunately, this fall and winter crop tops continue to be seen everywhere, from store shelves to the streets. There are a number of ways to make this item work for cold weather – from pairing with high-waist jeans to warmer layers. 

The Throwback Look


Long-sleeve crop tops, a hot topic item in the 1980s and '90s, are definitely making a comeback. You can find them in warmer fabrics and styles or as turtlenecks and sweaters, which make them a little more practical for the colder months. Try pairing with high-waist jeans, either skinny or with a wider or bell-bottom cut. Add chunky platform shoes, an oversize back and a long necklace to complete the look.

Girls Night Out


For a night out, try pairing a metallic top with a long, flowing skirt. Add heels for an elongated look. Heeled boots or closed-toe wedges work well with a long skirt or dress. Add chunky rings or a wrist full of bangles to make the look more unique. Wear out with a cropped jacket or cocoon coat.

Everyday Chic


A cropped sweater is a great go-to if you want a look that works in day or night. Try pairing with skinny leather pants or with a leather detail. Heeled boots or chunky work boots, like a pair of Chelsea’s, look great with this style. Add a beanie and long jacket to finish the look.

The Versatile,  Layered Look


A layered look is easy to execute with this cold weather style. Pair a long-sleeved top with skinny trousers, cigarette pants or jeans work well. Add an oversized blazer or cardigan with wedge-heeled boots or Doc Marten’s. You can accessorize according to the situation, add a beanie for extra warmth.


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