So we're still on the fence about crop tops? Melrose Place maven Ashlee Simpson can maybe help sway. She worked the trend in the most precious way. Her black Carol Malony bra top combined with high-waist Malanrino tuxedo shorts prevents too much tummy reveal. A chic black blazer and pretty heels keep everything tasteful. Black-deco Paolo Costagl earrings add a unique flair, while her little cinnamon-bun 'do is totally now. What do you think of Ashlee's cropped chic?
Hands down, Saved by the Bell was my favorite after-school show. High school couldn't look cooler with Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle, and Jessie Spano. Of course, hotties Zach Morris (remember the huge cellphone he used to carry in his pocket?) and beefcake A.C. Slater provided hunky eye candy. And Screech, who could forget Screech? Loved him. I was only in grade school when this show debuted, so I could only dream of wearing Kelly's crop tops and Lisa's tight denim shorts — Jessie had legs for days in those washed out skinny jeans. The girls also fancied jean jackets, high-waist pants, and floral prints. Sigh, what I would do for a Freaky Friday experience with Kelly Kapowski circa '91 . . .
It was bound to happen. Crop tops are back in a badass way. If you're brave enough to show some skin, jump on the bandwagon. Don't fret, there's no need to go all-out '80s like Whitney Port. I suggest contrasting this short shirt with something more sophisticated like a pair of cropped black trousers or cute skirt. Even better, try layering it over a tank a la Sienna Miller. You down?
On Fridays, I like to shake Celebrity Style up. Why not? I realize Lindsay's look at the opening of the Apple Lounge may be hit or miss, but I consider tasteful risk taking a hit. Her emerald green 3.1 Phillip Lim crop top complements her strawberry blond hair (which looks really good, btw), and she knows a pair of Yves Saint Laurent platform pumps will give her jean-short-wearing legs the proper boost. She created a mix of rough and delicate jewelry, and I had to throw in this season's fringed Botkier bag for fun. What do you think; did Lindsay hit it or miss it?
Join me in wishing Fab favorite Diane Kruger a happy birthday today. May her year be filled with lots of happiness, love, health . . . and fashion! The actress attended Longchamp's 60th anniversary celebration in an ensemble that only risk-taking girls like her can pull off. While other guests wore dresses, Diane showed up in high-waisted Grey Ant trousers, a gray crop top, and her favorite fedora. She tapped the look off with a salmon-colored Longchamp clutch and a thin white watch. As always, Fab-u-lous.
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