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ESC: Demi Lovato

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No matter the weather, it's always crop top season in our book.

A flirty mid-length top is ideal for going out instances, but at the same time, you might find yourself wondering if it's borderline inappropriate. Baring your midriff can be both parts cool and chic, but you have to hit the right skin-to-fabric ratio in order to make it work. To keep it classy, take a page from Demi Lovato's style book.

Up the ante with a daring leather fabric. If the singer's leather bralette is too strappy for your taste, there are plenty of other options—tone it down with a touch of leather trim or keep it simple with an all-leather bandeau. 

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ESC, Dare to Wear Leather Crop Top

Liz Pu Hem Bralet, $14; T by Alexander Wang Leather Bra Top, $197.50; David Koma Leather Bustier, $292

Once you've landed on the particular crop top that suits your personal style, the only real rule is to pair it with a higher-waisted bottom for a sophisticated feel. Take Demi's pencil skirt, for example. If leather-on-leather is a bit of a stretch for you, any high-waisted silhouette like a wide-leg denim pant, mini skirt in a printed fabric or skinny jeans will do the trick.

Whether your bottom half is decked with leather, denim or any other fabric, rest assured that your Demi-inspired crop top is a solid investment.