How to wear a crop top in your 30s

white embroidered crop top

Hey, friends! So glad you stopped by today! Life this week at the Cobbs house is all about prepping for the next school year. My girls are switching to a new Montessori school so we’re knee deep in getting uniforms, new nap mats, and lunch boxes. We’re also revamping our living room, redoing our office, and waiting on our master bath to get finished. Crazy, but all good things.

What does your week look like this week? I’d love to know!

white embroidered crop top

On the fashion front, let’s talk about crop tops! I am such a major fan of following the fashion trends from season to season, but I am also the first to say that we can’t all wear every single trend. When I’m studying the latest fashion trends I always look to see how I can adapt them to my body type and my personal style. It doesn’t always work out though and that’s okay. For example, flatform sandals have been big this summer, but they just don’t jive with my everyday feminine style, so it’s a trend I haven’t explored much.

The crop top trend has been one that’s stumped me. Generally, I have stayed away from this trend. Not only do I feel like my post-baby body isn’t the best bod to be wearing a crop top, but I feel a bit odd strutting around in a crop top as a mom in my 30s. When I saw this embroidered crop top from Nordstrom though I fell in love and wanted to figure out a way to make it work. My solution? High waist denim!

Y’all know I have been crushing on my new favorite brand of denim – Mott & Bow, and their high waist denim is incredible. This dark pair has been on repeat in my wardrobe and it will definitely carry me through Fall and Winter. I decided to give these jeans a go with my crop top, and success! It worked! My goal was to give the illusion of the crop top, but not really show any skin. I love that the denim goes right up to the bottom hem of the top. I tried to show it two ways in these photos – one by showing just a touch of skin, and one by pulling the top slightly over the denim.

So what do you think? I love that I can sport this trend and still stay in my comfort zone. Are you willing to give it a try?

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top: topshop | denim: mott & bow c/o | shoes: similar | bag: cult gaia | sunnies: karen walker

photography: fort lion studio