Today's Everyday Fashion: Crop Tops Are [Blank]

 
Lemon print top, gingham high waist shorts
 
Lemon print top, gingham high waist shorts
Lemon print top, gingham high waist shorts
 
Lemon print top, gingham high waist shorts, bow wedges
Lemon print top, gingham high waist shorts
 

Lemons, gingham, and little bows on the shoes?! Gah. I'm dying over this print mix. That's how I wound up in this outfit, because crop tops are not always my first choice. I tend to avoid clothing that spurs thoughts like: Am I spilling over in this? Has it migrated and is now showing something I don't want it to be showing? I loooove the look of a high waist short with crop top for summer because it's such a retro throwback. But if I'm being honest, it's not always the most comfy silhouette to wear. What's your take on crop tops and high waists?

Top: Forever 21, $10
Shorts: Ann Taylor, $28 (similar below)
Shoes: Forever 21, $28
Purse: Mud Pie c/o, $25
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Sunglasses: Francesca's, $10 (similarsimilar, similar)
Approx. dates: Shorts are 2 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Shoes are recent. Top is new. 

Gingham bottoms on a budget