Sometimes Lorde’s crop tops are obscured under a semi-see-through garment made of netting, mesh, or chiffon. This method of styling a crop top not only has a very edgy, punky look but is also great if you feel a bit bare in a cropped tank top or bralette. The extra layer offers a bit more modestly but certainly doesn’t take away from the fabulousness of the crop top! For more information about wearing sheers and crop tops, check out our first Fab Like Lorde post for suggestions!
Wearing a tailored suit with a crop top underneath is a look that Lorde has really made her own. On more than one occasion she has rocked this style and looked nothing less than phenomenal! It’s also fairy versatile—she’s appeared in this style on a red carpet and looked very formal but also worn it to perform in and looked casual-cool. It all depends on the styling!
To work this look into your own style, pick out the three basic pieces—a jacket, pants, and a crop top—in colours and cuts that you like to wear. Lilika’s Preppy Crop Top in white is an awesome start for this outfit. It’s a simple design in a solid colour and the length is cropped but still offers some coverage for the upper part of your midsection. The Fanciful Cardi-Jacket is the perfect jacket for layering for a posh casual look. It’s a very stylish shape that gives a sophisticated vibe but is more relaxed than a blazer. Finally, pick out a pair of pants, preferably with a mid- to high-rise to mimic Lorde’s look. A solid black is great for simplicity, but a pair of printed pants like the Delight ¾ Pants are fantastic for extra excitement and a bit of edge!
Lorde has a way of wearing clothes that make fabulous impact on their own so she usually only wears a couple of accessories and they’re almost always simple. So for this outfit, pick out a statement necklace that sits above the neckline of your crop top. Silver is essentially foolproof and can look beautiful without being too busy. A couple of silver band rings can be worn on your fingers, but the necklace alone will certainly suffice! Pull your hair into a slick ponytail or let it be free and wild if you’re feeling spunky! Red lips and a great black mascara is all you need makeup-wise and some open-toe heels will complete the outfit.
Lorde also wears her crop tops with a variety of high-waisted bottoms—pants and skirts alike—that aren’t part of a suit. This pairing is great for those who might be self-conscious about their tummies since you can choose pieces that allow just a narrow peek at your midriff, which is actually the most popular way to wear crop tops these days anyway! You definitely don’t need 6-pack abs to enjoy this trend.
Since we mentioned pants above when checking out Lorde’s suited-up look, let’s discuss making outfits with high-waisted skirts! Lorde wears a lot of black, so incorporating it into your outfit will help make it more Lorde-like. A slim-fitting skirt like the Popsicle Corset Skirt in black is perfect for this outfit. It can be worn at natural waist so that half of your midsection is covered. A solid black top would be fantastic for a very dark outfit but the Preppy Crop Top in black and white stripes adds a little extra boldness! Wear this look with a wide black cuff and some small but interesting earrings. Keep your eyemakeup subtle but go for a purple-ish lipstick! Combat boots like the ones Lorde loves to wear are perfect footwear for this look.
This same outfit can also be done in vibrant colour—because not even Lorde wears black all the time! The Flourish Sassed Crop Top and Flourish Skirt coordinate beautifully and allow a small amount of midriff to show between the bottom of the crop top and the waistband of the skirt. It can be accessorized the same way as the outfit above, but would look better with a cute pair of flats than with combat boots. With an outfit this fun, style your hair with some voluminous curls, muss it up, and let it be wild!