Turbo-powered electric fans. Emergency paddling pool purchases. Freezer-loads of ice lollies. When the heatwave strikes, panic buying ensues – which can leave you with the issue of a twice-used paddling pool languishing in your back garden for the rest of the year. But some temperature-enforced purchases have the potential to have a life on the colder side of 30 degrees. That’s where the crop top comes in. Because not only is it your saviour on sweltering days (paired with high-waisted shorts for a ventilating slither of bare midriff), with a few clever styling tricks, it can serve up endless outfit potential no matter what the season. Here are our seven favourite ways to do it in style.