The summer season calls for beautiful clothes, wind-blown hair, and sun-kissed skin. There’s no better way to show off that skin than by wearing one of the season’s hottest styles – a crop top.
Crop tops are so versatile; they can be worn all year round. We’re particularly drawn to this style during the warmer months because they feature simple, casual styles perfect for lazy days and sleek and edgy designs for a night out.
Sabo Skirt – Shady Palm Top
This crop top from Sabo Skirt is a great start to your summer ’16 cropped looks. The leaf design makes it seem very tropical while the smaller details give it a softer look.
The V-neckline is trimmed with lace before creating a laced detailing up the top. Although it features long sleeves which might be a little too sizzling for the dead of summer, there is a lace detail along the sleeves to make it more breathable.
ASOS – Adidas Original Crop Top
If you’re looking to rock the Adidas logo on something other than your sneakers, this crop top from ASOS is the way to go.
This Adidas Original Crop Top features the classic logo on a blue shirt with predominantly green detailing and a touch of white. This crop top would work great with any casual look, but you could even dress it up by pairing it with a skirt.
Nasty Gal – After Party Vintage Edgefield Shirt
A denim shirt should have a place in everyone’s wardrobe, but a denim crop top is even better. This denim crop top from Nasty Gal is a summer favorite.
The denim is lightweight and features frayed hems and distressed colors. The loose and casual look works well for a laid-back, effortless appearance.
Missguided – Premium Bandage Strappy Neck Crop Top
If a night out is on your agenda, this strappy bandaged crop top from Missguided will get you many appreciative looks. You won’t be tamed in this design that features a high neck connected to straps that form a caged design. The V-neck is modest, yet sexy, and won’t leave you feeling exposed all night.
Topshop – Cold Shoulder Frilly Bardot Blouse
Cold-shoulders are in this season and are very bohemian chic. Floral patterns always get a stamp of approval, and this pink and black design is a great alternative to the girl who’s anti-bright colors. Although the majority of it is black, it is softened by the thin material and its draped form.
Urban Outfitters – Ecote Baby Surplice Tank Top
Marled sweater-knits are common of the winter months because the material is so comfortable, but when they are transformed into crop tops, they’re magical. The deep-V is sexy while the material will give you some stretch in all the right places.
Express – Pleated Cropped Cami
This pleated cropped cami is a soft and romantic look for any summer day. Although it appears in solid white, the pleating gives the simple top a more dynamic look. The inclusion of the black straps gives the shirt a bit of depth, but allows the look to remain casual.
H&M – Short Jersey Tank Top
H&M’s Short Jersey Tank Top is just what we need to liven up summer ’16. A part of their H&M Loves Coachella collection, this crop top has a bold black, yellow, and purple scheme with hints orange and white. The intricate designing makes it the norm to bohemian/Coachella styled clothing which is the ideal style for summer music festivals.
Sabo Skirt – Messina Top
Make sure you don’t get burned because this top is white hot! This top includes a sexy and structured deep-V neckline. Not initially visible, the Messina top features a small gold polka dot design around the top hem and the body has a nude, floral pattern along the bodice.
ASOS – Sleeveless Polo Crop Top in Ditsy Print
High-necks use to only be a thing during the winter in the form of turtlenecks, but now they have branched out and made their way into the warmer seasons. This turtleneck crop top features a simple repeated floral pattern.
The length of the body is longer than most crop tops because this will then give you the chance to ditch the high-waisted shorts for low-rise jeans.
Nasty Gal – Nasty Gal Kimono Possible Cape Top
Why wear the regular styled crop top when you can boost the style up to 100? This Nastygal original features a few great designs that make it pop.
The crisp white color is embellished with a plunging neckline and a strappy, caged detail on the back. Clearly the most eye-catching detail is its long, flowing cape sleeves that end around mid-calf.
Missguided – Choker Ribbed Crop Top
Since last year, chokers have made their way back into fashion, but another fabulous 90s trend that we’re recycling was chokers that were already attached to our favorite shirts.
This choker ribbed top from Missguided features the trendy off-the-shoulder look with a thick crop top which gives it a more sophisticated look for a night out.
Top Shop – Mesh Detailed Long Sleeve Crop Top by Ivy Park
Okay, ladies. Now, let’s get information…on this top from Top Shop. Beyoncé released a line of athletic wear named Ivy Park with Top Shop. This top features long meshed sleeves and an elastic waist band. We’re getting in formation with this top for casual days and pairing it with joggers.
Urban Outfitters – Silence + Noise Cyndi Cross-Back Tee
This Silence + Noise cropped top is every bit silence and noise as a mullet. This Urban Outfitters exclusive is business in the front and a party in the back. The front appears to be a simple black crop top, but the back features an open back that is covered with a strappy detail to give the crop top some sex appeal.
Express – Denim Cropped Top
Denim is a year round staple, and this denim crop top is a go to in our summer wardrobe. The look of denim is crisp and fresh, but this is softened with the spaghetti straps and sweetheart neckline.
A denim crop top like this pairs well with a skirt or white jeans, but if you’re going for the denim on denim look, pair it with darker bottoms.
H&M – Short T-Shirt
We’re all trying to build our squad to be the best out there, but first you’ll need the uniform. This “Squad Goals” tee from H&M is our ideal summer crop top for two reasons.
First, the bright color is a great staple for warmer weather. Second, the loose t-shirt style makes it comfortable and versatile. The shirt can be dressed down with shorts and sneakers or dressed up with long jeans and a pair of heels.
We hope you’re ready to dive right into the summertime because we are! These 16 crops tops feature all the hottest styles and designs for summer ’16, and we can’t wait to whip them out of our closets.
Which crop top do you feel you have to get your hands on? Let us know in the comments below!