We all know how cropped tops crept back into fashion. Even still, I was hesitant at first. When I saw cropped top on the runway and on the high street, although they were often paired with high waisted skirts or trousers, i kept thinking I don't want to flash my belly. When I think of me flashing my midriff, I either think of the beach or when I was a teeny bopper. However, when I saw this striped top in Primark for the bargain price of 5 euro, I thought what have I got to loose. I instantly knew I'd first pair it with this skirt. Firstly I found I wasn't actually flashing the midriff unless I put my hands high in the air and if that happens, it's thankfully the flattering part of your midriff that is exposed. Secondly and probably that best thing about cropped tops and high waisted skirts is that you loose the excess bulk of having a the bottom half of the top under a skirt and avoid having a visible line where the end of your top sits. I know not all trends suit everyone but maybe we should give them a try (even if it's only in the dressing room of a store) before we make up our minds. All in all, I think it works great and by this picture you wouldn't even know it's cropped, it's like my little secret. What do you think?