Zoe Saldana never really gets it wrong when it comes to red-carpet attire, so we're taking the starlet's latest fashion choice, spotted backstage at last night's Teen Choice Awards, to heart. Sure, Diane Kruger may have made a strong case for the summery midriff-baring trend, but it's Zoe's retro-printed Jonathan Saunders crop top and matching circle skirt combination that has us convinced that this summery style can be ladylike and sophisticated, too. While some breezier crop top iterations prove youthful, this version got its refined finish via silky fabric, a toned-down geometric pattern, and sleek accessorizing.
To get a similar cocktail-ready look, opt for a crop top that is more fitted and provides a subtle flash of skin over a more generous showing. Then, style it with a tailored silhouette on the bottom. Be it a full skirt, a slim pencil skirt, or even cropped ankle-cut trousers, the key is to keep the complementary piece close to the body. Take cues from Zoe's accessorizing, too — we loved her teal-hued Christian Louboutin heels! — and keep the accents to a polished minimum. Are you a fan of the actress's take on the crop top trend and would you wear it as an evening ensemble?