The quickest way to a crop top is to just crop a top, take scissors to it and go. Easy, right? Well, as it turns out, the quickest way to deep personal regret is also to crop a top, take scissors to it and go. With shortened shirts all over the spring runways at Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Rag & Bone, and more, it's tempting to test-drive the look now, when a flash of skin under a blazer under a cozy overcoat is a fun wink at winter. But while anyone can cut their clothes, it takes an eye and honed instincts to do it so that it looks like the result of a Savile Row-level tailor, not a bottle of red wine crossed with a revisit of Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" video.
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First, picture the shirt you want to cut. Then, picture it as two tragic new rags to polish your coffee table. If you start to well with tears, choose another. The best DIY crop tops are born from pieces you haven't been able to resurrect for