Monday, 12 December 2011

Celebrity style: Rihanna goes crop

I’m not usually a big fan of Rihanna’s style but any woman who can throw together denim cut offs, fish nets, boots and a statement crop gets a thumbs up in my books. Worn with a i-just-don’t-care attitude and abs that would make Rosemary Connolly green with envy, this look has just the right amount of statement.

Crop tops are dropping off the style parameter slightly, sensible as it is December, but I doubt we will see the back of them for a while. They have so many uses, firstly they are excellent at showing off perfect stomachs, or for the normal among us they work very well to highlight a nice slender waist as they draw the eye to your thinnest point. I also find that people are more daring with their print choices when it’s on a smaller bit of fabric, so crop tops are very useful for injecting some pattern, whether abstract or classic into an otherwise plain outfit. Ultimately though they look simply hot when paired with high waisted denim shoes and well picked accessories such as a statement handbag. Head over to and pick up their stitched black hobo bag for £22.99 which as well as coming with a matching purse will complete this look perfectly. You can follow Rihanna’s lead and throw on a hand me down check shirt for added warmth too.

You don’t have to have Rihanna’s stylist or expense account however to achieve this casual and down to earth look. Firstly head over to Topshop and snap up these shorts for £30, which in my eyes are some of the most perfect high waisted numbers on the high street. Trust Topshop to get it right again hey? Next you need to hop over the Atlantic to Forever21 and order this on trend crop top with geometric patterns for £6.99.

R x

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