Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed crop tops are back in full force. Starlets have been dabbling in the trend since last summer, but we're totally digging the lady-like yet youthful take Selena Gomez has been gracing the carpets with.  

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The trick to keeping the look classy like Selena is to show only a sliver of skin by pairing the crop top with a high waisted skirt or shorts. This can be surprisingly flattering because it exposes the narrowest part of your torso, creating an hourglass illusion. If you want a more modern and youthful look try playful shapes, vivid colors, and mixed textures.

Sophisticated Crops with Highwaisted Pencil Skirts
1. Top, Skirt 2. Top, Skirt 3. Top, Skirt

Flirty Crops and A-Line Skirts

1. Top, Skirt 2. Top, Skirt, 3. Top, Skirt