Trend Alert: Tie Front Crop Top


The Tie Front Crop Top is the IT GIRL trend item of the Summer

… and we all know, I’m not one to pass up a trend.

From long sleeves to sleeveless, floral patterned to striped, tie front crop tops come in endless variations, but they are not, I admit, the easiest trend to wear and you’ll have to be willing to bare a little extra skin to get the look right.  So here are a few tips for how to pull off that tie front crop top you’ve been eyeing, but have been too timid to try.  Remember, balance is everything, so consider: (1) a pair of high waisted shorts or jeans to minimize overexposure of your middle; (2) going for the long sleeve variation rather than sleeveless for  extra coverage; (3) finding a faux tie top that creates the illusion of the tie silhouette, but still offers coverage of your torso (see my post from earlier this summer “Tie Front Everything” for an example); or (4) wearing your top layered over a contrasting cami.

For a recent night out with the girls, I couldn’t wait to finally wear this gorgeous blue jacquard floral print tie front crop top with long bell sleeves.  The top features a dramatic plunging neckline, so I knew balance was needed and paired it with light wash mom jeans with a super high waist and relaxed fitFor accessories, I kept things appropriately summery – my favorite round rattan basket bag (if you’re looking for a high quality round basket bag, this is the one.  I got mine last summer and have worn it endlessly), a pair of pearl colored single strap Schutz sandals, and black cat eye sunglasses.  Finally, I embellished the neckline with traditional Catholic pendants – also totally on trend right now.  Side Note: While in Italy last month, I searched high and wide for more religious pendants to add to my collection, but they were nowhere to be found!

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Tie front tops are the biggest trend to try this summer.  This jacquard floral print has all the right elements – unique magnolia print, flared sleeves and rich texture.
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Religious pendants and medals are totally on trend. Try wearing them alone or layered.
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It’s all about balance – a revealing top is best worn with other items with a bit more coverage like a pair of high waisted jeans or shorts.
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If you haven’t yet decided on a go-to summer bag, pick up a round basket bag to complete your summer wardrobe.
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Pendants look great alone or layered especially against a dramatic plunging neckline.
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Single strap heels are always a good choice and a modern stacked heel is a nice way to update a classic.
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Layering necklaces are a great way to bring visual interest to your neckline.
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Wearing magnolias down South – how appropriate! If you’re ever in Savannah, GA, don’t forget to stroll down Jones Street!

– S H O P M Y L O O K –

Top | ASOS Design Tie Front Top in Jacquard Floral Print | | Jeans | Monki Taiki High Waist Mom Jeans || Shoes | Schutz Liliane Sandals || Necklaces | Child of Wild – The Mary Necklace and Holy Traveler Necklace || Bag | Ellen & James Round Rattan Basket Bag || Sunglasses | YSL Kate Sunglasses 

Location | Jones Street, Savannah, GA – voted one of the most beautiful streets in North America!

Photography | Callie Beale Photography – so sad this is the last series of photos with the incredibly talented Callie Beale.  Thank you so much for showing me around Savannah and for your incredible artistry.  If you are ever in Savannah and need a photographer, including wedding and boudoir photography, please look her up!



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