Crop tops, as we once lovingly knew them, have all but come and gone. You know the ones—the traditional, t-shirt style top that could once be seen gingerly thrown about at your local Forever 21. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of a more “elevated crop”, whether it be a boxy blouse or silky linen cami. But with the resurgence of Y2K fashion, it seems as though our fast fashion habits have come back to haunt us with a hint of nostalgia. For some, this means leaning into brands like SHEIN for a cheap taste of the past. For others, they’ve come to look at this moment as an opportunity for creativity and innovation, looking to Depop or other second hand retailers for a more sustainable, upcycled look.
Regardless of where you fall, it looks like the style is here to stay, so we’ve compiled a list of 18 cute and conscious sustainable crop tops that will hopefully satisfy all of your cropped needs for this season and many to come. Below you can find ’70s resort-style crops by NICO (AU), absurdly cool upcycled Nike crops by Frankie (CA), or if you’re looking for something second hand, Reformation @ Vestiaire Collective (US) has you covered with all kinds of linen blouses. With that, please enjoy.