I think I've found my new uniform this season – a mostly modest crop top and any kind of higher-waisted bottom. I'm not trying to hate on my body when I say this, but I swear I have the torso of someone who is 5'5" and the legs of someone who is 4'11" (for reference, I'm actually 5'2"). For the longest time, I didn't know how to dress my proportions and I wore low-rise jeans with long blazers. Yikes. When I look back at those old photos, I cringe at how stout I look.
Ignoring the fact that this is a terrible quality mirror selfie, I wanted to share two crop top additions to my closet that are already in heavy rotation. This first one, by 3x1, is on sale right now with all sizes still in stock (!). This one is SHORT. I initially picked it up to wear with much higher-waisted skirts, but I'm really much more of a pants girl than a skirts girl. So I paired it with these mid-rise jeans (this was my first pair of non low-rise jeans and I still love them. They also happen to be on sale.) It was a very brave (and foolish) move to wear this outfit to a ramen lunch followed by ice cream. Though I managed to avoid ramen splatter on the white top, I could not hide my massive food baby with this top.
For a bit more stomach coverage, I love this Girl Tank by Rag & Bone. It's made from a heavier cotton so I feel like it will last me through the many washes it will need this NYC summer. I was already sweating balls yesterday and it's not even June yet. I paired this with new Acne jeans that I easily could have gotten three sizes up from my normal size in. I went up two sizes and they are still TINY. Reverse vanity sizing I suppose.
It's hard not to be tempted by all the sales going on right now. I've been browsing but mostly avoiding pulling the trigger. But since living in jeans in 90+ degree heat is not ideal, I picked up the closest thing to it – a pair of high-waisted jean shorts from SSENSE's sale. So I can pretty much continue my uniform and have a bit more breathability.