MODEL OFF DUTY: crop tops

If you are going to get some “street” inspiration, a runway model is a pretty good source.

Marisol’s style is always stand-out, which is not just a credit to her six foot lean physique or covetable thick black bangs. This girls dresses the part.

Crop tops have never been my favorite, or even on my radar, really. However, when Marisol showed up for the NM Fashion’s Night Out runway show in a DIY cropped satin cream tank, high-waisted black denim shorts, a long fringe bag and moto boots, I had to get the look.

Her retro-cool style continues to inspire me.

How did she cut that top to the perfect length? She put on the bottoms, looked in the mirror, and started chopping right above the waistline. I suggest starting on this satin version from Charlotte Russe– it is on SALE for $7.50 so it will not be devastating if you slip.