If there’s one item fashion girls are wearing on repeat this season, it’s unquestionably the cropped tank top. While you may not give the simple basic that much thought, there’s no denying its considerable presence on Instagram. The top is not only ideal for the summer months upon us—easy to pair with shorts, skirts, and jeans alike—but it also (for the most part) comes with a very affordable price tag. Oh, and one more thing: A cropped tank top is immensely versatile—a piece you’ll reach for time and again (even into fall when you can layer under cardigans and knits). Style the cropped silhouette with high-waisted bottoms to keep the look polished, sleek, and fashion-forward.
Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite affordable cropped tops on the market right now. From ribbed styles to one-shoulder silhouettes and charming details, you won’t regret adding one of these affordable basics to your wardrobe this season.