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Spring Trend Watch: Crop Tops

Believe it or not, Spring is right around the corner (we know it’s hard when there’s so much snow). The first official day is Thursday, March 20- only 66 days, but who’s counting? Us!

Even though you may not be in that warm-weather mind frame yet, it’s time you get there. Fashion is always thinking ahead, and crop tops are coming back next season to avenge all the long layers we’re wearing during the winter months.

Crop tops are great because not only do they allow you to show some skin, but they’re perfect for showing off your belly bling. So to help inspire your spring style, and hopefully warm you up a little bit, we’ve put together a list of our favorite crop top and navel ring combinations.

1For the fancy-at-heart, try a gold knit lurex crop top. Shimmering and stunning, this top from Bloomingdales is a great option for those occasions you’d like to quietly turn a few heads. Now on to our favorite part, the matching bling: Gold Plated Flower and Teardrop Belly Ring. This beauty captures all of the aspects we love about the top; the colors, shine, and gem stones really compliment the shirt.


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For the plaid princess we recommend a cropped sleeveless flannel shirt. This one from Urban Outfitters is  light, airy, yet doesn’t lose that homegrown, good girl vibe. Speaking of homegrown, what’s more American than fresh baked cherry pie? Which makes our Triple Red Cherry Belly Button Ring the perfect companion to this country girl style.

 

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For the groovy girl, check out a floral crop top. This one from Forever 21 combines the classic femininity of flowers with an updated, flowing silhouette. To match, our Dangling Triple Flower Gold Belly Button Ring. Like the top, the florals are pretty and dangling chains create a flowy, wispy feel.

 

 

 

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For the bold babe, our vote goes for a crop with details. Charlotte Russe’s spiked bar-front crop top is a perfect match for the Dangling Clear Gem Handcuff Belly Ring. This fitted crop top will really bring out those curves, but what’s so fun about the handcuff belly bling? These bad boys actually slide open and closed! After all, why not show the guys that you’re a force to be reckoned with?

 

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For the wild child, try pairing a cropped trapeze cami from with an animal print belly ring. The fun and flirty top from Express features a pretty solid-colored fabric, making it the perfect backdrop for a wild print. While the Pink Leopard Print Belly Bling we show here is a great match, nearly any animal print will bring this cute top to life. It’s purrrrfect.

 

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If you consider yourself a classic cutie, go for the simple.The Three-Quarter-Sleeve Cropped Top from Macy’s is both sexy and sophisticated. Our favorite thing about this top is the fact that it’s so simple, all eyes will be on the belly ring. Our top pick for this crop: a Clear Swarovski Crystal Ferido Belly Ring. How’s that for some belly bling?

5 Fashion Trends Always in Style

It’s true that trends come and go- and some we hope never come back again (parachute pants and scrunchies, anyone?). But here are five of our favorite fashion trends that keep us coming back for more. The best part? Jewelry tends to follow suit and complete the look.

Animal prints
animalIt’s probably safe to say that animal prints have been around since the days of loin cloths in the jungle. The call of the wild also makes a great value since animal prints tend to be season-less so investing a little more in a key piece doesn’t seem extravagant. Today, animal prints make a strong statement on accessories from boots and bags to scarves and shoes so they’re a reality for even the most budget-challenged. Our favorite update is the move from traditional browns and blacks to colored animal prints- especially in shades of bright, bold neon. Bling factor: Tap in to your inner wild child with a Zebra Print Belly Ring.

 

 

Military-inspired

militaryWhile the younger crowd may automatically think “camo” when they hear the phrase “military style,” it actually harkens back to the days of World War II, when its influences were recruited into civilian fashion. Military style is all about the details: gold metal buttons, shoulder epaulettes, double-breasted silhouettes, piping trim, mandarin-style collars. Colors are generally deep and heavy- classic black, rich navy, solid olive drab-which provide the perfect backdrop for those details. Today’s take on military looks fantastic with skinny jeans. What better way to show off all the accents than a simple, slim-fitting silhouette. Bling factor: Sport a Gold Captive Bead Ring to set off gold buttons.

 

Modern
modernAlthough it’s really best described as “minimalist,” this look first made headlines in the groovy late 60s with bold Pucci prints, color block dresses, turtlenecks and miniskirts. Today, it’s evolved to include a more muted, neutral color scheme and simple silhouettes, but still boasts simplicity as its key look. So why does this look never go out of style? It’s easy to transform from daytime shopping to a girls’ night out. Just swap out your jewelry, change your shoes, or do your hair for a totally different look. Modern colors and patterns are very versatile! Bling factor: Nothing says modern elegance like a simple Diamond Nose Screw ring.

 

 

Menswear

menswearLondon calling! British menswear has been around for more than three decades. Dressing kings and commoners, the red carpet and runways, London has seen and inspired it all. In fact, the three-piece suit that we know and love today came from London. It was originally designed for Charles II as a means to avoid wearing the then traditional men’s uniform: breeches and a vest. Nowadays we still love a man who can “suit up,” but it doesn’t necessarily mean a three-piece suit. Three-hundred years later this style has evolved a bit to include a nice pair of jeans and a jacket. Bling factor: The Triple Gem Helix Earring is just enough bling to add a feminine touch.

 

Floral

floralFloral Fashion originated during the Egyptian period when flowers were featured in wreaths; however, it wasn’t until the Roman period that people began to wear flowers. It began with the Greeks, who used them to decorate crowns. After that flowers became a sort of status symbol. For example, in the East floral printed clothing cost quite a bit of money, so you had to have money to wear these items. As you know, today that’s not necessarily the case. Flowers are featured on everything from shirts to our beloved summer sundresses. Bling factor: Antique Flower Belly Ring shows your flower power.

 

 

 

 

Shift into Neutral

Another change of seasons is coming up fast, and nothing works better to bridge the wardrobe gap than neutrals. Moving from summer bolds and brights to more muted fall colors is easy when you add a layer of classic khaki, a pop of cool gray, or even a hint of warm chocolate brown.

Cartilage jewelry in a simple style or accented with clear or single gems is your best option if you’re looking for ways to work your wardrobe effortlessly from summer to fall.

Ear cuff accent

A simple cuff with clear crystal accents complements the simple mix of colorful skinnies and an autumn-ready khaki cardigan. Bling it up more by adding some bangles or a mix of pendants with more clear gems.

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Brilliant silver cartilage jewelry

Silvers and grays are typically winter hues, but when paired with bold orange, it can span the seasons. Cartilage earrings are super trendy right now and nothing makes them hotter than when done in a cool silver tone.

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Industrial barbell earrings softened with color

There’s no mistaking an industrial barbell jewelry, with its simple, clean line. But a pop of color via a sparkling gem on each end is an easy way to bring it all together.

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