A little black crop top has become the new little black dress. Pretty much every girl owns one, and it's an essential part of her wardrobe. What else would you throw on when your friends are being vague, saying that they’re wearing “jeans and a cute top” instead of giving you specifics on what they’re actually wearing to your girls' night out?
Kendall Jenner kicked the basic black crop up a notch in Cannes on Sunday at the Fashion for Relief red carpet event.
Something tells me that this isn’t a crop top that you can throw into your purse, just in case you need a quick outfit change…
With one puffy sleeve, and a train longer than the one on most wedding dress, this top definitely makes a statement. Kendall paired the statement piece with basic black pumps, simple denim cutoffs, a silver necklace and minimal makeup with straight hair, to ensure that the top stole the show.
Even the eldest Jenner sister realized that this top was a bit unpractical for moving around. Later in the night, she changed it back into a simple (but still cute) crop top.
This top probably isn’t the most practical thing to wear to a frat party, but, if you have a red carpet to go to anytime soon, this is a sure way to get some attention.
Has Kendall given you some inspiration to update your basic black crop top, but you’re not quite ready to sport a lengthy train? Here are some tops that hit the perfect middle ground:
1. Surplice Cut-Out Crop Top ($4.99 at Charlotte Russe)
While this might not be significantly different from your current tried-and-true crop top, these cutouts give you the perfect summer upgrade.
2. PrettyLittleThing Flare Sleeve Bardot Crop Top ($28.42 at ASOS)
Channel your inner boho-chic babe with these flouncy, fun sleeves.
3. Menace Cutout Crop Top ($60 at Dolls Kill)
Show a peek of skin with this edgy top!
4. On the Hunt Vegan Leather Crop Top ($24 at Nasty Gal)
Change things up with a new material—like vegan leather!
5. Moon River Ruffle Sleeve Crop Top ($60 at Nordstrom)
This crop top would be easy to dress down with a pair of denim cutoffs (just like Kendall!) or dress up with a flouncy skirt.
6. One Shoulder Ruffle Crop Top ($39.90 at Express)
Steal more fashion inspiration from Kendall with this asymmetric top.