Crop Top and Jeans

How to style a crop top

Jacket – H&M. ‘I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good’ crop top – Primark. High-waisted skinny jeans – Primark. Loafers – Office. Bag – Michael Kors, thrifted

It’s only when you start writing down what you’re wearing that you realise how much you rely on particular brands. I seem to be head to foot in Primark a lot more often than I realised. I actually do majorly rely on their denim though. I’m fussy about jeans; I like them skinny and I like a high-waist, to get a little bit of retro into all my outfits. My pet hate is when skinny jeans don’t hold their shape, and I’ve been through a lot of brands and found they go saggy at the knees. I used to be ride or die for Dororthy Perkins for my denim, but this style from Primark, which is their high-waist super-skinny, is ludicrously cheap, and not a shape loss in sight. Primark do really over dye though, so just be aware you will have purple legs the first few times you wear them…

Primark style

I never thought I’d be a crop top wearer, but this Harry Potter one had to come home with me. I only wear it with high waisted items, and always for casual days, as I’m not entirely convinced by the boxy shape. I love the slogan on it though, so it stays in my wardrobe. The Weasley twins would be proud.

Michael Kors bag

Can we talk about this bag for a second? I found this last week in a charity shop, for the grand price of £9.99. It claims to be a Michael Kors. Having done some googling of ways to tell, I’m pretty sure it’s not actually the genuine article, but for a tenner, it was worth the risk, and I actually really love it. I wear a lot of navy, grey and black, so I can get away with such a loud bag. It’s certainly eye-catching, and I have had so many compliments on it, even being stopped by strangers on the bus. The satchel style makes it really comfortable to carry, and there’s loads of room for all the crap I carry round every day.

What do you think? Too much bag for one look? Or are you here for the colours?