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5 Reasons to Wear a Crop Top to the Office This Week

Jul 27 2014 - 12:00pm

Pulling off a crop top [1] on the weekend is one thing. But at the office? That's a whole different ball game. Whether or not you've got to follow a strict dress code, you still want to appear polished and sophisticated. How else would you garner respect from all your co-workers?

The good news is, there are plenty of variations of the minishirt for you to work with — as long as you follow some very specific styling rules. Ahead, we've broken down five totally different ways for you to sport the style — from the demure, Monday morning midi skirt look all the way to casual Friday. Here's to feel-good weeks that seem just as short as that top of yours.

Monday Midi Skirt

A pleated printed skirt that hits you below the knee is completely work appropriate. Flatter your waist with a tighter tank, neutral heels, and a couple standout accessories. If it's cold in your office, slip on a soft cardigan or sweater. Or, for a little more structure, try a streamlined blazer or jacket.

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Tuesday Trousers

Never underestimate the luxe appeal of sweatpants. When paired with eye-catching wedges and a breezy top, you'll look as sleek as you would in a LBD. To take this outfit to the next level, add your own quirks like a bra with asymmetrical straps and leather bracelets.

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Tank Dress Wednesday

This one's the ultimate cheat; find a boxy crop top with a vibrant pattern. Bonus points if it's also embellished with an intricate neckline. Throw it over your standard tank dress, and you'll give off the illusion of a skirt-and-shirt ensemble.

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Tailored Shorts Thursday

As long as HR is lax about showing a bit of skin, a sheer-paneled shirt with a bralette underneath will look great paired with crisp, jewel-tone shorts. When it comes to your accoutrements, let them complement the detail of your top.

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Casual Friday

Casual Friday is all about feeling comfortable in light of the weekend ahead. Slip on your favorite skinnies, some dainty jewelry, and a loose blouse that's still got some structure to it.

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