Thursday, 8 August 2013

Ways to Wear: Urban Outfitters daisy cropped tee

Daisy Cropped Tee: Urban Outfitters
I'd had my eye on this cropped tee for weeks before I bought it but had been really put off by the price. Normally I get my tees from shops such as H&M, so at £28 I was aware of how much of an absolute bomb of a price it was for a t-shirt. However, after a lot of thinking (and lusting), I decided to blow caution to the wind and treat myself (I tried to justify that my student discount made the price more reasonable... it didn't).

BOY I'm so glad that I did! This top goes with EVERYTHING (...nearly). I've already worn it loads and know that it's going to become one of my 'go to' items. I still think that it's expensive for what it is, but I also think that sometimes it's worth splashing out a bit on an item that you know is always going to be a wardrobe essential and that you can create so many different outfits out of. I really don't think it's going to take me long to get my money's worth! 

So, here are a few ways that I've been wearing my cropped tee recently...



1. Worn over a dress...
Wearing crop tops over dresses is my new favourite thing. It spices up a dress that you may be slightly bored with and can either dress it up or down (depending on the dressiness of your crop top). I've done it here with my Primark bodycon denim dress but it works well with skater dresses too. Tip: If wearing over a skater dress, put a belt around your waist. Although the belt is covered by the tee, it still enhances your waist and gives you a lovely shape :)

2. Worn under a shirt...
Tees are great to wear under open shirts. I'm wearing my Topshop lumberjack shirt here with high waisted denim shorts for a very casual, daytime look. You could also tie the shirt loosely at the front, contrast the patterns and colours or dress it up with a smarter shirt.

3. Worn with a feminine skirt...
I love pairing t-shirts with floral or lacy skirts such as my H&M skirt. Apart from being black, this t-shirt is pretty girly (I mean, it's covered in daisies...) but you could go with something a lot less feminine for a real contrast. This outfit also looks great with tights, Chelsea boots, frilly socks and a denim jacket, so I'll definitely be donning that when Autumn emerges.

4. Worn on those days when you just can't be bothered...
Tired, late, simply can't be arsed - we all have those mornings! Cue cropped tee. Just throw it on a with some jeans (any colour will do) and some comfy shoes (I've gone for my New Look plimsolls here). It takes 30 seconds, there's no need to engage your brain and you've still got a great outfit. Might even have time to get back into bed for a few minutes...

So, I hope you've enjoyed my frantic attempt to convince myself that it is OK to spend £25.20 on a t-shirt! I'd love to hear your favourite ways to wear a cropped tee. I'm thinking about doing more 'ways to wear' posts in the future so please let me know if you've enjoyed this. Plus I just love hearing from you lovely people :)

Essie x

37 comments:

  1. I love these outfits ! So many great ways to style the crop top ! I love your blog and am now following you on blolovin !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. Thanks Madeline :) I love your blog too! xx

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  2. Such a cute top! Love how you've styled it - the clash of the daisies and checked shirt is great :D x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I think clashing patterns can be really fun :) xx

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  3. I love that tee it's amazing! the daisies are so cute, and summery xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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    1. It's definitely my new favourite! I'd wear it everyday at the moment if I could (don't worry, I haven't :p) xx

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  4. I love this! I'm slightly obsessed with anything that has a daisy print, definitely going to look into buying this!

    www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think daisies are always going to be a classic print aren't they? Well that's how I convinced myself to buy it :) xx

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  5. Love the second outfit, this daisy top is really pretty!! x

    Rachael | beautypea.com

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    1. I'm hoping the second outfit will work well as an 'in between seasons' outfit xx

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  6. That daisy print is soo cool especially over that skirt

    Click me

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    1. You can't go wrong with daisies can you? :) xx

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  7. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  8. This is a lovely tee. I am the same about spending lots on a t-shirt, especially cropped ones as sometimes I don't feel like I can wear it with much other than high waisted skirts/shorts/trouser, but after reading this might have to try styling mine like you have done :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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    1. So true about the high waisted, although I'm coming to the conclusion that high waisted looks better on me so most my waists are rising. Haha xx

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  9. I love this cropped tee, the third photo is so pretty! x

    lamourjosie.com

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  10. Love it with the plaid shirt and denim shorts! I always think it's ok to spend a little too much on an item once in a while... after all if you really love it and wear it a lot it's never a waste!

    Dayner x UK Fashion, Lifestyle & Jewellery blog - mozzypop.com

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    1. That's what I've been telling myself :) xx

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  11. These are really cute looks! I never would have thought to put a cropped tee over a dress, but it looks really nicely done. Or, undone. It's like you didn't try too hard to look that put together.

    I also love the third look with the skirt... especially those shoes! They are so cute. Where did you get them?

    (By the way, I nominated you for a Liebster Award, if you're interested! You can check out the details here.)

    Em | mascarawarrior

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    1. Thanks Em! And thanks so much for tagging me! I'll definitely do that as one of my next posts :) xx

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  12. I loved this top and a great idea to show different ways to style it!

    Christina xx
    http://christinathorup.com/

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    1. Thank you Christina. I hope to do more posts like this in the future! xx

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  13. I've been wanting to get that top for agggeess now but I just cant justify the price! Even if it does go with everything. I found loads of knock-offs on ebay if anyone wants similar ones btw :)

    You look lovely and great outfit ideas
    x

    http://www.rougesramblings.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know, it is pricey but I just bit the bullet. I am a huge ebay lover though! xx

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  14. I love the combination with the white skirt! So pretty :)
    xo
    Anastasia
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  15. I love the ways you've styled this shirt. It's such a cute piece. Style number two is probably my favourite (and closest to my style). Love it :)

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Yeah I think the first two looks with the denim are probably mine (and the ones I've been wearing the most). Glad you like it too :) xx

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  16. I really love how different all these looks are Essie, the top looks super cute with that skirt though! Also, you're blog is lovely :) xxx

    www.megsbudgetboutique.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Meg! Really sweet of you :) xx

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  17. The looks you've created with the t shirt are all so cute, lovely purchase!

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I'm so happy I went for it in the end, even if my bank account did suffer slightly! xx

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