The 90s-inspired crop tops and cardigans that are trending right now

Pair it with jeans, you’re good for socially distant casual catch-ups, or wear it with slacks or a midi skirt for a bit more “put-together” vibe. You know, the kind of thing you’d wear to a ~nice~ dinner with the extended family. Honestly, if it’s just a one-on-one or an early morning run for coffee, there’s no shame in throwing these on with your favorite loungewear ensemble and wearing them. call it a day.

Below we’ve rounded up some of the top trends we’re seeing everywhere, think of them as members of the same diverse crop top community.

Puff sleeve top

Yes, the puff sleeve trend is still going strong after being a fashion staple for a few seasons now. Whether you opt for a cropped floral version or a slightly cozier knit cardigan option, it’s a cute, fun detail that can brighten up an otherwise plain outfit.

Floral Lace-Up Crop Top, $29.99 (currently on sale for $19.99) at Glassons.

Puff sleeve cardigan

Puff-sleeve cardigan, $29.99 at Glassons.


Addison linen top by Perfect Stranger, $49.95 at Universal Store.

Amélia Blouse Black

Amelia Black Blouse, $120.00 (currently on sale for $69.99) at Aulieude.

Buttoned cardigan

Perhaps the most popular style of crop top of all is the button-down cardigan top. Whether you go the ribbed pastel route or classic neutrals, this versatile piece can work as a lightweight layer over your crop tops or camisoles or as an authentic top on its own. The key to effortless vibes is to leave a careful amount of buttons undone. Or look for ones with pearlescent buttons for a slightly more chic vibe.

Buttoned ribbed cardigan

Button-up ribbed cardigan, $29.99 at Glassons.

One Night Mesh Top

Perfect Stranger One Night Knit Top, $49.95 at Universal Store.

Sammi satin blouse

Pearl Button Through Blouse, $29.99 (currently on sale for $19.99) at Glassons.

Top tied at the front

A close cousin of the button-up top is the tie-front top. This one looks extremely cute in cardigan format, sort of doing double duty covering your arms (for warmth) and exposing a little belly (for fun, you know).

Front tie top

Hazelle Tie Front Cardigan from Luck & Trouble, $44.95 at Universal Store.

Yellow tie front top

Ruby Tie Front Cardi in Butter Yellow, $69.95 at Glue Store.

Front tie top

Tie Front Satin Blouse, $39.99 (currently on sale for $14.99) at Glassons.

The polo collar shirt

It’s not your father’s polo shirt! While there’s a place for the traditional collegiate-inspired polo shirt, the new polo shirt of the moment is a slimmer, girlier version of the top. A polo shirt that is probably not ideal for playing rugby, but East extremely cute.

white polo shirt

Collared Crop by Perfect Stranger, $49.95 at Universal Store.


Rib-knit polo shirt, $39.99 at Glassons.

Blue polo shirt

Perfect Stranger Crew Neck Long Sleeve Crop Top, $59.95 at Universal Store.