Crop tops are taking over our social feeds for summer 2021. The return of the baby tee started in the 2010s and is inspired by our current fascination with late-’90s style. Whether you are well into the Y2K aesthetic or you just want to start planning out your warm-weather looks, we found carefree and stylish crop tops that will make the perfect additions to your summer 2021 edit.
When shopping for clothes, especially seasonal fashion trends, you always want to check what materials the garment is made from after you decide on your price range. On warm spring and hot summer days, you’ll thank yourself for spending a little extra time or money to get a crop top that is breathable and comfortable. We recommend going for sustainably sourced organic cotton tops if possible, or plant-based materials, and try to stay away from polyester or acrylic (plastic) clothing that will have you feeling sticky on warmer days. Another bonus of shopping for more responsible materials is that the production of the garment itself is gentler on the planet.
We love that crop tops look great on literally everyone, and can transform to suit anyone’s unique personal style. If you’re into the Y2K trend, then try pairing a ’90s baby tee with a pair of light-wash jeans and gradient sunglasses. If your style leans on the classic side, then try an earth-toned crop top and pair that with a matching ruffled skirt and espadrilles.
Ahead, shop 45 crop tops that we love.