Rockin’ a Crop Top in the Winter

Hey, it’s winter, why not rock a crop top?

High waisted jeans, vintage sweatshirt, denim studded vest, black heeled boots, purple bowler hat

This 1983 Ocean Pacific sweatshirt has survived many a closet cleanouts performed by me in the last year. Fashion magazines usually dole out the advice that you should get rid of something if you haven’t worn it in a year (or don’t even buy it if you have nothing it matches!!), but I think I know myself and my clothing habits a little better than they do. (This is more my clean-out method.)

After hanging in the back of my closet for a year (more so because my closet is organized by color and black is in the back) I knew I finally had the pieces to put together the perfect outfit with this sweatshirt.

High waisted jeans, vintage sweatshirt, denim studded vest, black heeled boots, purple bowler hat High waisted jeans, vintage sweatshirt, denim studded vest, black heeled boots, purple bowler hat

With any crop top, regardless of the season, the easy way to wear one is with a high waisted skirt or pant.

These high waisted jeans were on my thrifting wish list for a long time because I saw them as a great wardrobe staple that had a little vintage vibe to them. (The shoes were there too! You might remember them from my thrift haul video last week.) I imagined wearing the jeans with graphic tees on casual days and button-up tops & hair scarfs when I wanted to kick my outfit up to retro. (Incidentally, I’ve worn them with a sweet leopard print cardigan in a previous post which I think qualifies as “retro”.)

Another way to wear a crop top if you don’t own anything high waisted? Slide one over the top of a dress for a completely different look. Or do the other thing I did in this post and throw a vest or jacket over it and you’d never know it was cropped!

Outfit details: light wash denim studded vest and vintage Prince and sunglasses pins High waisted jeans, vintage sweatshirt, denim studded vest, black heeled boots, purple bowler hat Outfit details: 1983 Ocean Pacific sweatshirt, studded denim vest, vintage pins

I firmly believe that whatever clothing you have your eye set on, there is a way to wear it that will fit with your life and your body type. Some pieces just take a little more imagination than others.. but you’ll get there!

I’ve been rockin’ crop tops since my plus-size days but I have to say this is the first time I’ve worn one in the winter. It does help that it’s longsleeved but that’s not a problem that creatively adding layers from your closet can’t fix. 😉

Does the idea of wearing a crop top in winter make you shiver or do you think it’s a hot look (especially how I laid out a solution here)?

Face: pale skin, mauve lipstick, hazel eyes, processed bleach pink and platinum hair, purple H&M bowler hat
outfit-details-02Thrifted sweatshirt, jeans, vest, pins and boots – under $10 total
H&M purple bowler hat, $5 (old)
Wet’n’Wild lipstick in Mauve Outta Here

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  • You are fabulous. I absolutely love this post! The crop top in the winter idea is awesome and I love it especially with the high waisted jeans.

    <3 Justine
    thethriftygirlsguide.com

    • Thanks, Justine! I think you’re fabulous too. 🙂

  • Anna Martin

    That zipper vest is perfect. You look rad! 😀

    – Anna

    /www.melodicthriftychic.com

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