Crop Toppin' and Color Poppin'

Top: A.L.C. Leather jacket: Topshop (old). Necklace: J. Crew (old). Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim. Shoes: Zara (old)

Top: A.L.C. Leather jacket: Topshop (old). Necklace: J. Crew (old). Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim. Shoes: Zara (old)

I had been contemplating the return of the crop top for a while, trying to figure out if I could pull it off without going too Kelly Kapowski. I didn't want to buy a trendy piece that  wasn't versatile enough to wear with the rest of my wardrobe (throwing a side-eye at you, peplum).

When I came upon this silk A.L.C. version, I immediately had visions of layering it over dresses and pairing it with a couple of high-waisted options already in my closet for some proportion play. For this look, I liked the idea of mixing the top with these luxuriously comfortable-yet-chic, pants and then toughening up the look with leather. But, let's not forget a crucial ingredient for the Crop 'n Pop...Shake, stir and add some bright, blue suede shoes!