Short and Sweet: How to Wear Spring's Cropped Tops

You don't have to be perfectly toned to try this trend

You might be saying to yourself, "I don't have abs like the Situation and I'm not a prepubescent girl. Cropped tops aren't for me." True, this trend isn't for everyone. But with the right combination of pieces and some creative layering, you can pull off this spring look with total confidence. Here are some top picks and dressing tricks:

Au Joie de Vivre
Earn your stripes with the AE Belle Cropped T from American Eagle, which features wide rugby stripes and a slouchy fit. Cover up with a blazer to show just a hint of skin or pair with high-waisted pants to complete the ensemble ($19.50 at American Eagle).

Fake the Funk
The Layered Tee Longline Top from Asos allows you to follow the trend without exposing your tummy! Plus, the pleated underlay will camouflage any missed hours at the gym ($62.76 at Asos). Wear with your skinny jeans or slim trousers to balance the volume.

Mad About Plaid
Transition into spring with the Bobby Crop Blouse by Rails. The short flannel blouse can be layered over a tank or worn with a belted maxi skirt for a weekend look ($68 at Couture Candy).

For the Record
Rock Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Cropped Tee by Archive 1887 to score some music cred. Pair it with a slouchy vest or a tank dress to cut down on cool breezes ($62 at Boutique to You).

At the Office
Throw on the Striped Crop Tee by T by Alexander Wang over a simple button-down, add a pencil skirt and you have a totally work-appropriate outfit ($89 at La Garconne).

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