Cropped tops. Along with scrunchies they are the kind of garment that get relegated to fashion 'don't' lists the world over. I however, have a use for cropped tops. And I'm not ashamed to say it!
OK, so we all have at least tried wearing our skirts as dresses right? The only problem I have is that I'm not quite as comfortable with bare shoulders and neck as I once was, so whenever I do it I always have some kind of something to make my upper half look less bare. It may be a neckpiece, scarf or lots of necklaces, but more often than not I wear a cropped top over the 'skress' (I hate that word, but I for ease of posting I need to condense 'skirt as dress'). It's transforms it from being obviously a skirt worn as a dress, into a something that looks like a colour blocked dress.
Next time you go charity shopping don't dismiss those bad 80's cropped tops. They are not as evil as you think.
(Oh, and please forgive the patchy red sunburn - didn't expect there to be sun in Aberdeen!)