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Hilary Duff’s Blue Sweater Is An Elevated Take On The Crop Top

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You can count on Hilary Duff to sport the most elegant, grownup-approved crop top ever. The actor just stepped up her jeans-and-sweater game with '70s-style flared denim and an elevated slouchy pullover. Hilary Duff's cropped sweater makes loungewear look like a fashion statement.

The former Disney actor went out to lunch in Studio City on Mon. wearing a cozy-yet-stylish ensemble of light-wash jeans and a crop top. Her pants, high-waisted and slightly flared, featured frayed hems that framed a pair of lust-worthy nude ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi.

Flung over her shoulder was a camel-colored carry-all tote by Clare V., but the real MVP of the outfit was undoubtedly her sky-blue slouchy sweater. A 3.1 Phillip Lim design, the wool and yak-blend knit features a ribbed V-neck collar and tonal stitching. Its dropped shoulders, extra-roomy balloon sleeves, and cropped hem lend to an enviable loose and flowy fit that's perfect for casual cold-weather outings.

Duff even complemented the look with a bright-red lip and matching aqua-hued nails. Altogether, the blue motif created a casual, seemingly accidental take on the latest monochromatic trend.

Now, the crop top often gets a bad rap for being too youthful, but before you cast it off completely, remember that this trend doesn't discriminate. You could even incorporate a crop into your work wardrobe, depending on the level of formality in your office dress code.

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Duff's latest look is the perfect example of how to wear a crop top without feeling unprofessional. So, go ahead and wear these short-cut sweaters without reserve. Ahead, Duff's favorite and similar picks by The Zoe Report.

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Blue Lofty V-Neck Sweater

$405

3.1 Phillip Lim

Recreate Duff's look with her go-to sweater. This baby-blue number will keep you warm all winter long.

Puff Sleeve Cropped Sweater

$350

Tibi

Opt for another pastel hue with this cotton-candy pink crew-neck sweater. It features puff sleeves, just like the actor's, too.

The Cashmere Crop Mockneck

$100

Everlane

This cropped mock-neck top comes in 10 different colors, but you can pair the neutral camel hue with just about anything.

V-Neck Cropped Sweater

$575

Chloé

Complete your all-black work outfits with this cozy cropped V-neck with extra-long, wide sleeves.

Blithe Oversized Hook + Eye Cropped Sweater

$49

Urban Outfitters

It doesn't get cozier than this casual, lightweight knit in soft pastel sage. It features a quilted finish, hook-and-eye front closure, and dolman-style sleeves.

Cropped Sweater

$55

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This rich rust-colored crewneck will take all your casual outfits to the next level.