Top of the crops: how to wear the grown up crop top

IT is one of the trickiest trends to nail ... but now is the time to try the crop top.

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  • Model is wearing a look from the Miss Selfridge summer 2014 campaign
    Model is wearing a look from the Miss Selfridge summer 2014 campaign
  • Channel the 1990s in this fresh baby blue feather knit, £10, Primark, primark.co.uk
  • Hear that? That's your summer holiday calling. Make this crop, £16, by Red Herring at Debenhams, a suitcase staple. debenhams.com
  • This print is reminiscent of the carpet in the Shining - but that's a good thing. There is also a skirt to match. Top, £22, Love Label at Very, very.co.uk
  • Plus size retailer Simply Be has come up crops with this stylish pink pullover, £35, simplybe.co.uk
  • Great for throwing on over a tunic and leggings or a longer length vest top. Sweat, £14, Matalan, matalan.co.uk
  • WEAR WITH: If you're on a budget try teaming your crop with this full white skirt, £14, from Primark, primark.co.uk
  • Or to splash out, try this Limited Edition lace skirt, £39.50, from Marks and Spencer, marksandspencer.com

Although you might feel the crop top is for younger generations, the garment has been given a grown up twist.

And the best thing is you don't even have to bare your stomach.

The new crop top is about teaming a shorter length top with a high waist skirt or pair of trousers.

The high street has tons of crop tops on its rails.

From cute long-sleeved furry knits and boxy T-shirts to summer-worthy sleeveless tops, there is a crop to suit everyone. To really take the look into spring/summer 2014 territory match your top to your bottom.

Go for striking prints or pick the same colour theme for both separates.

This trend was seen across catwalks, including at the spring Lacoste show, and bloggers are still championing this look.

However, for a timeless take on the trend, we love the crop top and full skirt look. It will work for summer-in-the-city as well as for city holiday breaks.

So forget hitting the gym and banish all thoughts of sit-ups - just hit the shops instead.

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