Outfits 8 years ago

3 Ways to a Crop Top Bod

It’s rare when I do a crop top situation that entirely exposes my belly. Usually when I do a crop top, I wear high waisted pants so you only see a sliver of my stomach. But when it’s festival week and you’ve worked out hard, then are rare moments such as this one where I want to show it all off! I’m not advocating you wear a crop top to work, but when the moment is right and you feel good about yourself, I’m all for it!

Recently I’ve been going through a denim obsession. I’ve always been more of a dress and skirt type of girl, but lately I’ve been on a mission to find as many unique types of denim as I can. I think it’s because we’ve finally moved on from the skinny jean movement, and to be honest, I couldn’t be any happier. Awkward lengths, wide legs, frayed details and patchwork denim are all having a major moment right now, and to find it all in one pair of jeans was an indication that I needed these pants in my closet. NOW. I ordered these Victoria Victoria Beckham jeans from FWRD and I’ve been wearing them in different ways. Here I styled them with my good old Isabel Marant boots that I’ve had for four years now (similar here). On a typical work day, however, I’d pair it with a button up & a pair of strappy heels. The fit is just right with a tad bit of stretch and it is the perfect length to wear with flats or a pair of heels.

But, on to the crop top. I also found this Jonathan Simkai crop top on FWRD and it instantly stood out to me because of the scalloped details. I loved that I can style this with a pair of jeans or dress it up with a high waisted a-line skirt to make it more feminine and fun. Crop tops are actually a lot more versatile than you think, you can pair them with multiple bottoms and also get creative with the layering.

A lot of you have been asking me how I lost all my baby weight and to got into my best shape ever. I wish I could tell you guys I had a magic formula, but sadly I don’t. It’s all about that blood, sweat, and tears! (Kidding about the blood, maybe kidding about the tears…) Here are some tips and tricks that I use to slim down my tummy before an event or a big shoot to help you get that perfect crop top body!

1. Stay Hydrated.

Drink 10-12 glasses of water a day, but make sure you’re near a bathroom! This is a great way to get rid of all of your excess water weight. I know this sounds counterintuitive, but drinking water will help you get rid of that water weight your body is holding on to. Essentially you pee it all out! Lol!

2. Sweat it Out.

I personally love doing Bikram yoga 2-3 days in a row before an event or shoot. It’s a fantastic workout and you leave drenched in sweat. But if you don’t have time for 90-minute hot yoga class, then I suggest that you go to a sweat lounge or a sauna! The important thing is to sweat to release the toxins from your body.

3. Big Breakfast + No Carbs After 3pm.

Though I love my noodles and rice for dinner, I do my best to cut those out after 3pm. It’s much more beneficial to eat a huge meal for breakfast because you have the full day to burn it off, and it will keep you full for a longer amount of time so you don’t have to worry about eating later in the day. A typical breakfast for me would be avocado toast + green juice + coffee + a big bowl of fruit + (if I’m extra hungry) a yogurt parfait. I’ll keep healthy snacks on me throughout the day such as kombucha, raw almonds, and fruit, and for dinner, I stick to something clean like a salad and fish. I know this is probably the hardest part about getting into shape, but trust me it does wonders.

Keep in mind that these are temporary quick fixes that will not last long term if you don’t keep it up. I hope that these tips help you weather you’re going to Coachella or not this weekend. I’ll be sure to follow these tips as I’m headed to Mexico! I’m sure I’ll be wearing a bunch of crop tops! I scoured the net to find cute crop top and denim combos that are as chic as they are affordable. You can find them in the widget down below, make sure to check them out!


Photography by Karen Rosalie