As much as I like contradictions and mixing things that have absolutely no business swinging from the same monkey bars on the playground, I also love a good pair. Separates aren’t reserved only for suiting anymore and with the surge in popularity of crop tops (thank you, fashion gods), designers have capitalized on one of this season’s biggest trends: tops with shorter silhouettes worn with long line skirts and shorts.
Not all separates may be office appropriate, but these sets sure do add an unexpected take on cocktail attire (little black what?). And when you mix and match these separates with some closet essentials, you’ve tripled your look. That’s my kind of retail math. A crop top can easily be converted to casual by pairing it with your favorite jeans and heels or give a full skirt a Saturday brunch vibe while wearing it with a white t-shirt and sneakers. (Remember my experiment in dressing down a sequin crop top?).
1.Endless Rose Cropped Sleeveless Shell, Endless Rose A Line Skirt, 2. For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Crop Top, For Love & Lemons Sporty Knit Skirt, 3. Nicholas Bonded Silk Crop Top, Nicholas Bonded Silk Zip Pencil Skirt, 4. Tibi Cropped Top, Tibi Pleat Skirt, 5. Robert Rodriguez Chambray Crop Top, Robert Rodriguez Chambray Track Shorts, 6. BB Dakota Seraphina Crop Top, BB Dakota Jaz High Waisted Skirt, 7. T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt, 8. Frame Denim Le Skinny de Jeanne Mid Rise Jeans, 9. Superga Lace Sneakers, 10.Carvela Kurt Geiger Girl Strappy Sandals