10 Cute, IG-Worthy Crop Tops That Will Bring You Back to the Early 2000s

Cop these pieces for a trendy Y2K-inspired look!
by Jeymi Reyes for Preview.ph   |  May 25, 2022
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/phamswing, Instagram/ashleyogarcia
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Admit it: We’ve all fallen for the Y2K fashion trend at one point or another. And it's not hard to see why. Apart from the nostalgic kick we get out of it, this trendy aesthetic boasts of bright colors and fun cuts that both make a playful OOTD. 

Of course, crop tops were a mainstay during the Y2K era, and the smaller and more skin-baring they were, the better! If you’re looking into rocking this trend anytime soon but unsure where to look for them, we’ve got you covered. Below we narrow down the most aesthetic crop top ideas that’ll help you totally nail the Y2K trend!

LOOK: 10 Y2K-inspired aesthetic crop tops to relive the early 2000s

1. Lacey Bralette Camisole

A dainty Y2K fixture is a lacey bralette-style camisole! These cute crop tops come in a myriad of colors and styles to choose from but in case you want to go a bit edgy, a black colorway printed with white butterflies will do the trick! Try pairing it with black denim jeans and a baguette bag for chic monochromatic OOTD.

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2. Sweater Vest

If you needed any more convincing to wear a cropped sweater vest, Ashley del Mundo’s got you! The Gen Z star effortlessly makes a simple, cream-colored sweater vest the star of her outfit! The great thing about these tops is that you can style them in different ways, depending on your mood. You can wear them as is for a fuss-free look, or layer them with a button-down shirt for a preppy vibe. 

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3. Halter Top

We’re taking style cues from Angelina Cruz as she sports this bright, neon green halter top with a cute keyhole detail! The celeb even accessorized with colorful beaded earrings and arm candy that’s totally in line with her early 2000s look!

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4. Cropped Button-down

While in 2022, baggy and oversized button-downs are the “in” piece of clothing, the early 2000s was the exact opposite. In this era, cropped and fitted button-down shirts were the trendy item to wear as evidenced by Ciara Gan’s casual Y2K-inspired ‘fit! Here, she has on a white crop top paired with denim jeans along with an adorable beaded bag and printed headband.

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5. Velour Jacket

We’re not the only ones still obsessed over the velour tracksuit look à la Juicy Couture in the early 2000s! The iconic look is making a comeback with influencers like Jeorella sporting cropped bubblegum pink velour jackets and matching pants! These cropped jackets also look great with a pair of low-rise denim jeans in case you find velour-on-velour a tad too much.

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6. Corset Top

Nothing gives off a low-key sexy vibe quite like a corset top! As seen here on Aika Agustin, the Youtuber is a style maven wearing a white cropped corset top that she teamed with a pink gingham mini skirt and the quintessential Y2K Louis Vuitton monogram baguette bag.

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7. Anything Argyle

Yep, argyle is undeniably one of the most popular prints of today! We have celebrities like Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa to thank for making this pattern one of the coolest prints to wear again. In case you want to try it out, reach for a cropped long sleeve argyle sweater and pair it with your brightest-hued mini skirt just like Aika.

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8. Tie Dye Long sleeve

Tie-dye was a popular trend during the early aughts as much as it was in the '70s. This bold print is resurfacing again! Take cues from Ry Velasco and wear it with neutral pieces to tame it down in case it's too loud for you

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9. Sleeveless baby tee

While baby tees are immensely popular to achieve the Y2K aesthetic, sleeveless versions deserve their own spotlight! Just like Ashley Garcia, these crop tops make for the perfect sporty coverup over a swimsuit as seen here where she teams her white and pink Dior sleeveless top over a baby pink bikini.

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10. Printed crop top

Nothing beats a classic t-shirt to get you through the day! For those moments where you want to prioritize both comfort and style, a printed crop top is the way to go. It's perfect for a cute yet casual OOTD to run errands in. Don’t believe us? Toni Sia proves it in an adorable Realization Par printed top plus baggy cargo pants and her blue Prada Re-edition purse.

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This story originally appeared on Preview.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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