From crop tops to bralettes, showing some stomach is the norm this summer in New York. The best way to work the look is with a high-waisted skirt, making the flash of midriff all the more subtle. There are so many styles to choose from this season. We like well constructed pieces like the Nicholas Striped Crop Top and Clover Canyon’s Floral Disc Crop Top. We’re also fans of the matching top and skirt combo from brands like Whistles and Pull & Bear, giving a look of a dress but with a modern flash of skin.
If you want an authentic 1990s look then why not go vintage shopping for an original bralette and shorts set and throw on a blazer just like Kate and Naomi did in the 90s. We discovered this vintage Chanel 3 piece Bra & Short set (below) which manages to make wearing a bralette wildly elegant, as only Chanel can do.