Saturday, 13 December 2014

Styling an American Apparel Crop Top

Hey, hi hello, it's been too long! Truthfully I feel as if I'm still in a stage where nothing looks quite right on me, and other concerns, other than fashion and style, have been on my mind. Although, having said that, I went mildly crazy in the Black Friday sales and picked up a few things that reignited that fire.  But ANYWAY, anyway, the crop top of this post was *adopts American voiceover accent* brought to you by T-shirts Online, who offered me a product to style on this fair blog. They had a little selection of American Apparel pieces, including this top, which I'd actually been meaning to pick up for a while, so thanks guys! I thought I'd style it up in two ways, although to be honest, it's a black top, so it pretty much goes with anything, but let's ignore that reality for a moment and pretend I'm done something clever... photo d2e198d2-9eff-4775-8617-2d7ea24f6b74_zps0da88c6e.jpg
Cardigan - American Apparel
Trousers - American Apparel
Top - C/O Buy T-Shirts Online
Bag - New Look via Asos
Shoes - H&M

Look one is all about American Apparel. Nobody is claiming they're a flawless company, my Easy jeans decided to rip open at the butt one fine day when I was travelling across London. But there's something about the fit of AA clothes which is always so perfect. They're just so incredibly flattering, and I don't feel that it's just in the case of those who have a very skinny body type. For instance, these AA riding pants make me feel super curvy, when in reality I'd probably describe my body type as 'curly pencil' (someone once described me as having a body like a Curly Wurly, which is interesting). Alongside this I have my new Boucle shawl cardigan, which I've rarely taken off since I've received it, although most of the time I'm wearing it over pyjamas and generally looking a bit of a slob. It's an unnaturally colourless outfit for me, but it made me feel very womanly whilst swishing around in it. Now I just need to find a horse, although getting one up my block of flats could prove tricky.

Also, how I could I forget the burger clutch? I am absolutely on board with the trend for novelty bags at the moment, and I have to say that New Look are absolutely killing it with their selection on Asos. Mostly I'm just using this one as decoration at the moment, as a testament to the fact that I am most definitely a girl who eats her feelings.
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Fur coat - Asos (sold out)
Skirt - Ark Vintage
Bag - Cambridge Satchel

Look two might be perceived as a little impractical for the current weather climate, but using my genius fashion filled noggin, I decided to put my multicoloured fur coat over it. It's very much a clash of colours, but as you might have guessed, I'm pretty into that ya know. This Ark Vintage skirt is probably my favourite vintage find, it's the perfect length and makes me feel like I should be spending months in the South of France painting a landscape on a canvas. It's also the ideal accompaniment to a crop top, and I can imagine this will a staple outfit once Summer rolls around again (yes, I realise that is awfully far away).
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Thanks for reading! Belphoebe x Find me elsewhere! Instagram


  1. off the shoulder really suits you! looks fab with the floral skirt.I just wish I could pull this length off!

  2. Totally eyeing that cute hotdog bag and the pretty floral skirt!! Love both the looks! <3

  3. Love that it goes off the shoulder a little! And with the floral skirt is adorable as well!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

  4. aaah I need one of these new look clutches too. :D I have to say I prefer the second outfit to the first. it looks soooo much cooler with that AWESOME furcoat and the vintage skirt. xxxx

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog :) I agree with you on AA clothes - they do work really well for most body types. I only own a few things from them, but they've been some of my favourite pieces. Love the way you've worn this crop top - the skirt in the second set is gorgeous!
    Following you now :)
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

  6. You look so cute! You've sold me on that crop top!
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  7. I love the first outfit! So beautiful.


  8. Love the riding pants, very Sandy from Grease which i LOVE! xx

    Suki and the City

  9. I absolutely love that fur coat and it looks amazing with the floral skirt!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

  10. Really love both looks - unfortunately you've reignited the buying bug in me big time, need that burger clutch and floral skirt!
    Meena | Meena Means Me

  11. Well this is super lovely! Firstly that crop is uber chic, especially with your blonde locks. Secondy that floral midi is to die for! I'm going to find one & wear it with my chunkiest jumpers.
    Sarah-Jane //

  12. Cute outfits! Love the colour of your riding pants :)

    Tabby x

  13. I love your fur coat! xx

  14. Cute look, I love it paired with the floral skirt! :)

  15. Great outfits! Love the crop top!


  16. That skirt!!! It's so beautiful! We have to go on a sunny European holiday so you can wear it and float around in front of some terracotta architecture. Have you shown it on the blog before because it feels familiar? You look really lovely in both of these outfits! I love AA but they're super expensive, I only ever buy in America where it's half the price xx


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