When you’re petite, cropped shirts can tend to make you look wider, particularly when the shirt is cut straight down rather than tapered. When wearing this type of top, try to stay away from anything too fitted on bottom as it will only accentuate the boxiness and make you look bigger. For this reason, I paired my top with these loose shorts and boots (any extra height helps). Don’t be afraid to invest in a few shorter boxy tops, as that is something that can easily be fixed with a sewing machine or a tailor. I loved the lace on this top and just couldn’t pass it up. The pattern on the shorts also adds more visual interest, but doesn’t overwhelm the look.
What’s your best tip for wearing a cropped shirt?
Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Forever 21
Earrings: Forever 21
Photography by Russell Matteson