I went to a new high school in Southern California, and as though it were yesterday, I remember the vice principal announcing a new rule, “From this day on, midriffs must be covered at school.” You might say, “You think?” But yeah, at one time, high school girls bared their midriff with short-shorts on a regular basis at Rancho Bernardo High.
Crop tops and short-shorts are not normally the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of great style, but for every “never” there is someone who can make it work, really make it work. I love this lady’s crop top with vintage cut off shorts with summer flip flops. The flowy button down top is tasteful and chic, not at all hoochie… which makes me wonder if this was how girls bared their midriffs, perhaps there wouldn’t be a rule against it. Who knows!
Photo by Nando Alvarez