Crop tops are the biggest trends of the year, and looks like the trend is here to stay. Crop tops are cute and happening, their versatility is their best feature. Pair them up with a blazer or wear them on a cute skirt or go full-chic with trousers, this is The Trend and there are a million ways to use it.
This trend is available at every big retail store nowadays; but, sometimes, crop tops can be quite pricey.
So, today, we have a kick-ass list of 10 DIY tricks to create your own cute crop tops, right at home. Thrifty fashion is another thing that will never go out of style. Who says you have to wear expensive clothes to make a style statement!
1. The Bandana Crop
You can grab that old bandana of yours that you barely use anymore and convert it into this edgy, yet cool, halter crop top. A triangle fold with stitches for the string to go around your neck and back is all you need.
2. The Old Denim Crop
Though this might require some stitching skills, its simple straight cuts from that baggy old pair of denims is what you need to make this happen. Place broad rectangles together to make a tube and attach thinner rectangular straps to the tube to create shoulder straps.
3. The Fringed Crop
All of us have one of those old tank tops or spaghetti tops that we do not use anymore, so might as well chop up the base, hem into fringes, and knot them up to give it that cool look.
4. The Chambray Corset Crop
Since denim shirts with the chambray effect have been all the rage since last year, so we think it would be fun to convert that into a newer trend with some strategic stitching to acheive that feminine, yet edgy, look.
5. The Guy Shirt Crop
That boring old shirt from your boyfriend's closet could be your next party chic crop top! Yes, with a little bit of measuring and strategic chopping, his shirt could be yours! The best part is that you will have enough fabric to give it that tie-up look and get the big collars.
6. The No-Sew Crop
That T-shirt that keeps lying in your cupboard because its too plain to wear out finally has a chance to be worn with this great DIY trick. Since its a knit material, it does not fray from the edges, so you could go ahead and get creative with the scissors.
7. The Bikini Top Crop
An out-of-season bikini crop top that you just do not like wearing anymore can be converted to the cutest crop top with a tad bit of lace or a crochet trim that you can add all along the underbust hem.
8. The Stylised Tee Crop
As mentioned earlier, plain old T-shirts can be just cut up and worn, the best part is the fact that you can cut it up in different styles. With a hi-lo hem, a tie-up, an asymmetrical hem or even a frayed fringe look, you could create just the perfect crop top for yourself.
9. The Scarf Wrap Crop
Some of us have way too many scarves than necessary; and it wouldn't hurt to transform one of them into a cute crop top. Wrap around and then twist, turn and wrap it back to give it that chic wrap look.
10. The Boyish Tie-Up Crop
T-shirts can also be stylised with three simple chops from your raggity old shirt that you love a little too much. Transform them to something more stylish and edgy with this cool DIY crop top idea.
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