OOTD Roundup: Summery Crop Tops | Clozette
With most of the world still in the middle of winter, it’s easy to forget that we aren’t. Trench coats, gloves, fleece jackets, these are just some of the things that we don’t have to wear this month. But while we can’t wear those warming pieces, Southeast Asia is still, in its own beautiful way, in “winter” mode — sweaters, ankle boots, and more!

Which is why it’s both surprising and amazing that for this week’s top OOTDs, our beauty community decided to forget all about the cool weather and looked forward to summer with their statement-making crop tops! So if you want some crop top-inspiration for your next look, keep reading below for the week's top outfits!

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iamaly

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Combining office chic and casual, Clozette Ambassador iamaly’s outfit looks appropriate for daytime professional environments, as well as late night partying! Her sleek white blazer softly hangs over her chic crop top of the same colour, while her black leather shoes and ripped jeans pull the look together for a fashionable contrast of textures and finishes!

christyfrisbee

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Clozette Ambassador christyfrisbee’s halter crop top and lightning-patterned midi skirt give her gorgeous look a dose of youthfulness! Pairing it with some black and white sneakers and a black backpack, her outfit is the epitome of a stylish yet comfortable look that can easily be turned up for the night!


axdelwen

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If you’re lacking inspiration for your next night out look, then Clozette Ambassador axdelwen’s outfit will answer all your wishes! The sleek, fitted black top paired with a high-low skirt is a refreshing take on a typical nighttime outfit of a bandaged dress and heels combination! She finished off her look with a burst of red lipstick for a fun and classic statement!


Lecinlurve

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Taking professional-meets-high-fashion to the next level, Clozette Ambassador Lecinlurve’s fun black and white ensemble will look great for any occasion you might have for any time of the day! Her simple black crop top and cropped pants are emphasised by her large white vest, gold jewellery, and metallic silver shoes!


rhygnb

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Another black fitted crop top in the mix, Star Clozetter rhygnb’s take on it is more “summer flower child” than a daring night out look. Her mixture of materials, designs, and textures give this monochrome look a fun twist that will surely turn heads wherever and whenever!

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You know the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? In a nutshell, that’s what power dressing is all about and more! It’s about showing every one, be it your boss, your officemates, and the rest, that you have what it takes to get the job done — establishing your authority, and looking fabulous while doing it!

So for this new year, hide your casual chic clothes and start dressing to impress at your office with these 6 power dressing-approved pieces!

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Stylish Blazer


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A blazer has always been an office staple for many of us because it just goes with everything! But instead of going for a typical long-sleeved blazer, opt for something a little more adventurous, in colour and size! Try an oversized light gray blazer, it’s neutral, can be paired with any look, and folding up the sleeves will add a bit of youthfulness and style to the ensemble!

Shift Dress


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With office dress codes being a little more flexible now, shift dresses don’t need to be knee-length, plain outfits anymore! You can now experiment with different lengths, cuts, and prints! A-line silhouettes, especially, look good in the office because they flatter everyone and look timeless!


Chic Sunglasses


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Protect your eyes, add a little mystery, and act like a boss with a pair of chic sunglasses! Power dressing is all about establishing authority, right? And nothing looks both good and authoritative than sunglasses! Pick the perfect shape for your face and you will look magnificent and strong while strutting down your office halls!


Timeless Jewellery


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Whether they are statement pieces or simple ones, accessories pull all outfits together. And when it comes to power dressing, you can’t be without it. Accessories are the ones that will take your already gorgeous look to the next level! Invest in high quality pieces in colours such as gold and silver, or if you want something funner, rose gold, copper, and pastel shades work well too!


Structured Bags


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The mark of power dressing is in your bag — its shape, material, and size. It doesn’t need to be a designer bag, but as long as it’s sleek and structured, you’ve got it right. Besides holding all your essentials, a structured bag shows a serious side without being intimidating. And it gives the impression that you know what you’re doing in the workplace, and know how to look good simultaneously!


Tailored Trousers


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Flared, skinny, straight, cigarette, whatever type of trousers floats your boat, always make sure they are fitted to your size. In the concept of power dressing, pants that are too long or too short have no place. If you find a pair that looks great on you, get it tailored so that it looks proportionate to your height, and you will be able to get so much use out of it! From casual lunches, office parties, and business meetings, tailored trousers are the ultimate power dressing staple!

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Which power dressing piece is your favourite? Let us know below!

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When’s the best time to refresh your essentials? At the start of a new year, of course. This doesn’t mean that you’re dumping your staples, though. You just need to upgrade them to give your look a revamp!

Ahead, we’re highlighting five items you love that should be upgraded for 2016. You can also click through ClozetteSHOPPE’s curated New Year’s Sale to shop your new go-to’s and start the next 12 months off right.

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Sheer Sweatshirt


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Ditch printed and statement sweats, and opt for a solid, sheer sweatshirt that you can layer over your cute lace tank, or bright bra top. Pair it with your workout pants or weekend shorts, for a new take on the athleisure trend. Our pick: Nasty Gal Sheer Sweatshirt

Dark Bag


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Clothing gets brighter, but accessories are toning down. For a foolproof everyday bag, buy one in chocolate brown or black. Our pick: Ruby Rocks Leather Backpack


Trendy Sunnies


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What better way to get a quick style upgrade than by switching up your specs? Make a statement and rock the futuristic cat-eye shape. The silhouette is just so fun, and won’t overwhelm a pretty face. Our pick: La Rove KATTY Sunglasses


Ball Drop Earrings


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Rather than reaching for your chandelier earrings right now, opt for a pair that’s more streamlined like the ball drop style. It’ll punch up anything you’re wearing, even the most basic white tee. Our pick: Dylan Gray Pave Ball Drop Earrings


Lip Lacquer


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Because our favourite makeup products have an expiration date, now’s a good time to go through your stash (you may link a previous story about makeup expiration dates) and make any necessary swaps. We suggest you go for a lip lacquer in lieu of your traditional lipstick. Our pick: Rimmel London Apocalips Lip Lacquer

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How are you going to revamp your wardrobe this 2016? Tell us your ideas in the comments below!


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