The term crop tank conjures up all sorts of images for me, mainly of long afternoons sauntering around a studio floor in dance class (Motown Philly back again indeed). This is not that, although I sure didn’t mind those calve muscles a bit.
Here’s why I love the crop tank: it’s wildly versatile and you’ll never overheat. Pair it with anything at all. Overalls? Darling. Casual skirt and sneakers? Done. Denim anything? Yes way.
My only “rule” with crop tanks is to keep things high-waisted so I’m not actually cropping. Nothing too tight or restrictive, otherwise we’ve come full circle right back to Motown Philly, and you guys, I don’t think my abs can keep up.
This one is four seasons old, and I’ve yet to find a better version. Want to hear a tip to unearthing the crop tank gold mine? Find an old oversized cotton or jersey tent dress and snip-snip/hem at the waist. You’ll get a perfect swing that’s not too short or too long. Goldilocks-approved. In need of a fuss-free method? Here are a few solid options:
For a forever wardrobe addition, Made-in-USA fave Hackwith Design House has four goodies, all on sale: Caldwell ($70), Auten ($70), Wynonna ($67) or Lindy ($65).
For a bit more coverage, this side-slit tank from Cali-produced Sugar Candy Mountain is lovely ($150).
For a budget-friendly version, try this crop swing tank from ASOS ($13).
More summer style essentials up next week, and in the mean time, tell me: what are your go-to summer threads? I’d love to hear!
p.s. This ethically-made crop tee is just $34!