There are two things the below photos will show you - I desperately need to dye my hair and that I am wearing a crop top. I've seen a lot of individuals I admire on Instagram and other social media outlets wear crop tops. I mostly follow a lot of body positive and plus size fashion accounts because it is nice to be inspired by those that look like me. After seeing quite a few of these individuals wear crop tops, I said 'you know what, I have a body...I'm going to wear a crop top'
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shirt - Meijer // duster cardigan - Amazon
Joy vest - LuLaRoe Cinnamon Little
maxi skirt - handmade (similar) // boots - Acredale Saddlery
choker - Moodology collection from Origami Owl
I've been obsessed with sewing for like a very long minute and made this flowy maxi skirt. So far I've sewn a few t-shirt dresses, 2 shirts, and this maxi. The steam is running out right now but I have so much fabric that I need to make more, more, more! Adding a few more shirts and a few more maxi skirts is on my to sew list. I love the fit of this maxi - I made the pattern from a maxin I already had from Meijer (I believe) but extended the hem a little more so I could wear it higher up on my waist. I wasn't anticipating the crop top action, but this works perfectly!
This was the first semi nice (weekend) day that I wore this outfit. I had a planner meet up to head to with Monique from Many Sides to Me, and then Zach and I went on a little date to one of our favorite restaurants. I felt super empowered wearing something slightly out of my comfort zone. I would wear this whole outfit - minus the crop top - on a regular day so the pattern, the layering, etc is really my style. Adding the crop top made me feel fierce!
If you're unsure about wearing a new style try to pair it with something you fee more comfortable in. Don't go all out the first time...that's what wearing a crop top has taught me!
I plan to rock this style - plus a bikini if I can find a top I like - this Spring and Summer. Don't let anything hold you back! I'm going to pull from one of my favorite drag queens, Latrice Royale - Wear the crop top. Look sick'ning. Make them eat it!
What fashion trend are you stepping out to rock this summer?