Sunday, June 14, 2009

Fresh Crop

Fear not, darlings! There is no need to bare your midriff (unless, that is, you are going to the beach)! Take these looks as suggestions on how to layer, and consider (a) a crop top over a basic white tank; (b) a cropped jacket with a summer dress; or (c) a mini waistcoat as a layering piece.
First photo, Italian GQ, September 2008. Runway images via style.com except where otherwise credited.
ADAM
Antonio Berardi – note the micro-jacket!
Chanel
Chloé
Cushnie et Ochs; this and next via nymag.com
Elise Overland
Elise Overland Resort
Emporio Armani; this and next via nymag.com
Guy Laroche
Giambattista Valli
Jean Paul Gaultier
Leonard, via nymag.com
Marc Jacobs Resort ~ CC adores this little tweed jacket!

Michael Kors Resort
Stella McCartney

Roland Mouret
VEDA leather lace-up back jacket, at intermixonline.com.
Muubaa cropped leather bomber jacket at asos.com.
Moschino silk cropped jacket; this and next at net-a-porter.com
Calvin Klein cropped tuxedo jacket – an instant classic!
KAIN Label crop top, at shopbop.com.
Rojas Gemssi tank top, at chickdowntown.com.
Fringed racer back top; this and next at asos.com.
Minimarket tweed short waistcoat.
Only Hearts cropped vest, at shopbop.com.
McQ cropped vest, at chickdowntown.com.
And remember: keep those belly buttons under wraps, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

70 comments:

Zakuro said...

Helena Christensen!!

Crop is BOLD and CUTE!!

xxZ

Amelia said...

I could definitely do a cropped jacket. Very nice!

photos de Mode said...

Great post, love christensen :))
xx.

Make Do Style said...

Am adoring the cropped tweed MJ jacket too xx

Little Bow Prep said...

I like the looks from ADAM and Chanel!

Brigadeiro said...

Ah! I'm a huge fan of cropped jackets, so many gorgeous examples here! Helena looks amazing in the 1st photo! :)
xx

Kathy said...

love cropped jackets and tops, helena looks gorgeous there!

Anika said...

Helllo, CC. Love this post to bits!
J'adore also that wonderful tweed jacket from Marc Jacobs' resport collection and the beatiful outfits at Chanel and Michael Kors Resort.

Clearly a showing of how to do cropping well!

Have a lovely week my dear :)

HiFashion said...

Heya CC! I love the new way you've put the descriptions - makes it much easier to tell what's what.

Crops are fantastic, and I hadn't had the guts to wear one yet, but I think with the inspiration you've provided I'll be able to wear one without being too indecent! xx Leia

janettaylor said...

I love Chanel of course! YAY!

Have a great Sunday, honey!

XoXo

WendyB said...

I've been loving cropped jackets since I got a little ruffled bolero last year. Cropped shirts -- no, not for me.

style crusader said...

I just bought a cute D&G crop top that's blue and white gingham, very carrie a la sex and the city

Melissa said...

For some reason, I really love that bright red outfit.

The Seeker said...

A great post for inspiration, darling.

xoxox

Sheri said...

I really like the red jacket and black/navy blue shorts outfit. :)

Jennifer said...

When I saw "crop" my mind went back to my Britney days from the late nineties. Nice to see these ones you posted are MUCH better. LOL.
Very cute. I especially love the cropped jackets.

Erika said...

LOVE this post! So many wonderful choices. I think the Muubaa Cropped Leather Bomber Jacket is my favorite. But the Emporio Armani, Marc Jacobs Resort, and Chanel are amazing as well. I think you've just convinced me to run out and buy a cropped jacket! :)

Fashion Moment said...

Elise Overland Resort jacket is the most beautiful! Muubaa, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors Resort, and Chanel are so fantastic! Thank you for added AF to your list!

FM~FP~AF

Brunch at Saks said...

I am loving the little black jacket in all of these! The second picture, top row is my favorite for some reason! I love the fancy sequin dress with simple and clean jacket! Happy Sunday :)

Sher said...

I have crop sweaters and a few that I have worn as a top....in the past... ;) For now I'll just keep on layering.

pranksygang said...

thats short and cute!!.. i loved the black ones.. umm.. they are HOT too!

Notion said...

this is like an array of the clothes in my woman's closet

Gabbi said...

Very pretty!

I'm such a fan of cropped jackets and vests... and the leather bomber jacket is gorgeous.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday dear CC!

♥xxoxo

Kristin said...

The cropped leather bomber is too die for!!!

dapper kid said...

Oh wow, what interesting layering! I love the all black Chanel, the hem detail looks so amazing. And yum, love those pretty E&A dresses, the black jackets give such a wonderful contrast. Oooh and the Marc Jacobs resort look was so colourful, I am in love with that blazer! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

Chessa! said...

thank goodness. I was beginning to worry! :) happy Sunday!

Savvy Mode SG said...

CC you are right, the MJ crop jacket is darling. I like crop jackets b/c I am petite and I look taller but it's a wonderful piece for layering. : )

Kelly said...

i love cropped cardigans and jackets!
but i hadn't thought of layering a cropped top over a tank top...
i'll need to be trying that...SOON!

xs said...

i couldn't pay attention to anything after helena christensen. her body is insane.

Robyn said...

i like vest look.....

Laura said...

Amazing post,
I really like the cropped jacket.
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love the fringe racerback...off to ASOS I go!

And thank you for the compliment about my pic love! :)

Happy Sunday CC! XO

Marian said...

how refreshing is this post. love croped jackets and that michael kors resort look is wonderful i love layering crop lengths to create interesting layered proportions.
muah x
marian

Siljesfashion said...

Love the cropped style, very cool.

Eda said...

I'm in love with the McQ cropped vest!

Suusje Q. said...

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Anna said...

I must admit that the cropped vest Helena is wearing can be very frightening if one hasn't visited the gym! ;)

However, the Michael Kors and Chloe are my favorite looks.

Great post!

Hunters Glory said...

love the short jacket look....feminine fashion is defined with them. Longer the arms on the wearer the better. e.g. the leather (brown)jacket above is perfect!


.....;)
HG

Blair said...

Oh, fantastic cropped inspiration! HOpe you are having a lovely Sunday. xx b

Children of the Nineties said...

Love these pieces--what a fun mix of structured and hippie-wear! I adore the Chanel.

...love Maegan said...

I def think cropped jackets are flattering ..however, I'm beyond "crop tops" at this age ...but I did get my fill of them in two different decades lol!

OmnisLucis said...

the cropped look doesn't quite work for my long torso but i love those armanis that are on the longer side.

(thanks for doing the survey, it's for a contest i was shortlisted in and i really appreciate it :)

LFC said...

I really love the Antonio Berardi, ADAM, and Chanel. The Antonio Beradi micro jacket is so amazing. I love how the dress and jacket match so amazing. Lovely post as usual.
-LFC

thischicksgotstyle said...

The Kain cropped top outfit is definately someting to try out!!
And a cropped jacket is always a great way to spice things up!

Peter Breese said...

Wow, so retro, yet novel... cool looks!

Sweety P said...

Love, Love, Love this post! I love cropped garments for layering pieces. Hey, I gave you an award on my blog ... come by to check it out!

Keith said...

I love that cover. Helena is amazing. Hope you had a good weekend. Cheers!

Lilith said...

I don't own any midriffs, but I do own a cropped jacket and a waistcoat. I love pairing them up with my summer dresses.

Bombchell said...

love the white top with the tan skirt!

Tiffany said...

great way to think about crops without baring your belly button! i love crop jackets, always a cute way to spice up an outfit.

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Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

It's always hard to find something good to go under a crop. These are all gorgeous. x

Fashion Personality said...

Crop is bold and beautiful.
Love Elise Overland.

loft in soho said...

I love cropped jackets and tops!!!!!! are so cool <3<3<3

kisses

whensdinner said...

Beautiful outfits x

The Fashion Fetishist said...

Wauw, you've got a really nice blog! I can look around here for hours! Nice nice nice

caroline said...

love the VEDA jacket.. it would fit perfectly to my summer wardrobe!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

always appreciate the florals done by Leonard...surprised to see the animal print in the collection!
Fab NEW week darling CC!! ~XO*

TheBeautyFile said...

Thank you! I saw the cropped look was getting so much attention I started fearing for my abs (of mush). I love the cropped jacket look...especially that fur bolero number!

Jojo said...

Helena rocks. I was looking for a crop top this weekend...just couldn't find the perfect one. Maybe it's better to make one yourself??

Love Jojo xx
http://josclothes.blogspot.com/

Anthea said...

Thank god we don't have to wear cropped tops alone! Extremely difficult to pull off. Always love your wide selection of images.

Belle de Ville said...

I am so not impressed with this look and I hope that the trend is over soon. One season of this will be enough.

knitkicks said...

I HOPE THE CROP TOPS SHOWING BARE SKIN BELOW DON'T TURN INTO TOO MUCH OF A TREND, I REALLY DON'T LIKE THEM, I DONT THINK THEY LOOK FLATTERING.

rossovelvet said...

I'm so sorry darling, I've skipped more than ten posts ! I'm in exam revisions and I don't even have the time to visit your blog properly... I'm really sorry ! But your posts are always magnificent... I've cropped a tutu lately, it turned out just perfect !

And have a good week ;D

Amazing Style said...

those are very nasty outfits!

OceanDreams said...

Nice pics, but not a fan of the crop style. Maybe putting a tank underneath would help though. I did like the cropped white shirt with the pencil skirt...however, one would have to be quite skinny to pull it off!

Hanako66 said...

fab ideas on how to make cropped pieces wearable!

Shay said...

good suggestions for making this look more wearable.

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ZombieLace said...

Yes! I totally dig the cropped looks here. Interesting idea to crop a vest, I like it!f