TREND ALERT: Keep It Cropped

It’s autumn, the weather is transitional, and in MN it is nearly unpredictable. However, on the warmer fall days, embrace this youthful trend showing off a bit of midriff with a cropped sweatshirt or sweater. Prada had fun creating an athleisure-inspired piece cropping perfectly above the belly button. Keeping this look modest, they added a matching high-waisted skirt while adding femininity with tulle lightly covering the midsection. Keep your midsection covered while staying sporty and relaxed and become inspired by the Pyer Moss fall collection. With a cropped hoodie layered over an oversized tee you’re able to rock the trend without showing skin. 

Autumn 2018 Ready-to-Wear:

I was honored to have the opportunity to partner with Threads for Teen MN spokes girl Grace Myler. Together we were able to collaborate, bringing a casually chic trend to life!

 Camera: Brittany Link  MUAH: Gianna Capuzzi

Camera: Brittany Link
MUAH: Gianna Capuzzi

So, don’t pack away all of your summer pieces quite yet. You can hang onto the cropped sweatshirt that you’ve been rocking all summer long with your denim shorts and swap the shorts for different bottoms, making this summer piece a fall staple. Teen influencer Grace Myler has put together three looks you’ll instantly want to copy this season to keep you comfortable and stylish no matter what the weather brings.

 Camera: Brittany Link  MUAH: Gianna Capuzzi

Camera: Brittany Link
MUAH: Gianna Capuzzi

Recreate that sleek “model-off-duty” look that all of your favorite celebrities’ sport when they aren’t on the red carpet, by pairing your cropped sweatshirt with a chic pair of joggers. If the weather is a bit chilly, add a layer by throwing on an oversized denim jacket. If your cropped sweatshirt has a hood, make sure the hood is on the outside of the jacket. Complete this street style ensemble with a cute pair of sneakers staying true to the casual combination, or elevate the laid-back look with a pair of ankle booties and you’re ready for a cool day in the city.

If you are always on-the-go, you may just fall in love with this athleisure look. Stand out with a vibrant pair of leggings that play off your cropped sweatshirt, and pair this combination with either sneakers or combat boots (if want a little bit of edge). Continue with the athletic theme and accessorize with a fun baseball cap. If your activities aren’t keeping you warm enough, try layering with a leather moto jacket and you’re certain to turn heads everywhere you go!

For meetings or coffee dates, pair your cropped sweatshirt with high-waisted trousers to keep you modest while showing that you are fashion forward and confident. For this look you can also layer with a boyfriend blazer bringing structure to the outfit. Don’t forget to complete the look with a pair of pumps and statement earrings to make you the boss lady in any room. In need of pair of trousers? Check out From Anny and their selection of work appropriate pants with very appropriate prices!

Whew! Aren’t you glad you didn’t pack that sweatshirt away?! Are there any other ways you like to rock your cropped sweatshirt? If so, definitely snap a pic and tag us on Instagram. (@thevolkmagazine) We want to see how you are keeping things cropped this fall!


 

For more fall fashion and tips on how to incorporate these trend into your closet, be sure you order your Fall 2018 issue of The Volk!

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Meghanlee Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of The Volk Magazine. With a passion for fashion, a love for writing and her lifestyle focused around mental health; she has been able to bring all three together to create the mid-western fashion/lifestyle magazine, The Volk. Keep up to date with her and her vibrant style by following @msmeghanlee (Instagram)