Crop tops are a summer staple, but when the temps drop and the wind gets more brisk, it can be tricky knowing how to get the most mileage out of them. When in doubt, take a cue from the one and only Jennifer Lopez, an undisputed queen of crop tops who knows that a head-to-toe black outfit works for just about any season. On Tuesday, for instance, she made her way to a Los Angeles dance studio, where the 53-year-old superstar showed off some midriff skin with a cropped long-sleeve top by sportswear brand Kith.
For the outing, she paired the athleisure piece with coordinating leggings from Style Reform and traded her signature oversize Birkin bag for a Christian Dior tote. It’s a handbag you might recognize, as J Lo was spotted carrying it on several occasions throughout the past few weeks, including during her honeymoon trip with husband Ben Affleck in Capri, Italy. Lopez recently carried another Dior tote just a few days ago: a colorful monogram version of the bag. To top off the look, she slipped into ’90s-inspired kicks from The Kooples and wore a pair of black and gold sunglasses from Fendi.
In short? When you’re searching for some gym-ready fashion inspiration, turn to Lopez. Though her formula is pretty standard — crop top, leggings, oversize tote, and sometimes a sweatshirt topper — she goes bold with prints, tries out new silhouettes like flares, and mixes and matches separates like a pro. And while the newlywed was taking this look to the gym, she delivered a strong style lesson in how to incorporate crop tops into into your wardrobe year-round from day to night. Long-sleeve crop tops will pair well with all your fall fashion staples, including midi skirts, high-waisted jeans, oversize open knits, and so much more.