When I wore this outfit to dinner my intentions were to pay attention if there’d be any weird looks from strangers for my outfit choice, but I accidently had one too many mojitos to really pay attention. And it’s not that I’d typically care anyway, but it was meant to be more of a social experiment. What made me think of this was recently another blogger I follow on instagram was told that crop tops shouldn’t be worn once you’re past a certain age. So two things happened. One, I thought, how incredibly rude for someone to say this. And two, it made me question my own choices. I had literally just packed an outfit to wear that looks like that and I’m a mom sooo, should I not wear that?? Here’s my takeaway: When you become a mom, please don’t stop wearing fun clothes.
A healthy body image is so important and knowing the right ways to wear a trend are key. The misconception with a crop top is that you have to have a totally flat belly to pull it off. Well I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a perfectly flat stomach and love this look. Showing off a sliver of belly is so sexy but still totally appropriate and if done right, crop tops can be worn from casual to formal affairs. High waist trousers and pencil skirts look amazing with a boxy crop top, while a high waist paper bag short look great with a crop top that fits a little tighter.
So can mom’s wear crop tops? Of course! And please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I wore this outfit below on a recent trip to Florida. These are my favorite high waist shorts this season (still available in a couple sizes!) and I grabbed this gingham top on sale right before we left. This look was a fun, pattern mixed outfit for a casual family dinner out. What do you think of wearing crop tops as moms, or just as we get older in general?
Gingham Crop Top: Asos | Floral High Waist Shorts: J.Crew (similar here) | Straw Crossbody Bag: Asos, sold out (love this one) | Shoes: Old, Asos (similar here) | Pink Tassel Earrings: Rocksbox (use code zoewithloveblogxoxo to try it!)
*And if you still haven’t entered yet for this $1K Nordstrom gift card, there is still time! Full details are below.
Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/24.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!