My dear friend (and Stepson's girlfriend), Miranda, stopped by the other day. She walked through the door and I immediately complimented her adorable crop top and hi-lo skirt ensemble. She was kind enough to pose for a few pictures, because I have been dying to do a blog post on crop tops, but couldn't pull the look off myself. My first attempt at a crop top was this past fall and found that the combination of a high waist skirt and my least flattering body part produced a very uncomfortable evening. Although I pulled it off, I couldn't breath all night! Since that experience, I have decided that a bare midriff is a thing of the past (for me, at least). I still love the look and unless you have rock hard abs (like Miranda), there are ways to wear a crop top without exposing your skin. You can either pair a crop top with a high waist skirt or pant. That way you eliminate the gap in between the two pieces. You can also layer a sheer top under your crop top so that there's a peak of skin through the piece underneath, but your not fully exposed. Either way you sport the look, crop tops are a huge trend this summer and you don't have to be a supermodel to pull it off.