Self-Made Tops first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2008 seen on Boston blogger queenelizabeth. She wore her self-made purple & white top with a green seondhand cardigan sweater, black H&M pleated mini skirt, and gray Primark tights. Since then, Self-Made Tops have grown in popularity as bloggers from Santa Cruz, Surabaya, and Manila have discovered them. Self-Made Tops are generally seen in casual, eclectic, and chic style. In April 2011, Chictopia wrote an editorial about How To: Crop Tops. Popular types of Self-Made Tops are printed, backless, cotton print, african print peplum, and lace. Blogger's favorite colors are white, black, blue, and navy.
There are currently 66 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Self-Made Tops. Most recently, blogger HollyDolly of hollydollyblog.com wore her brick red self-made top with a black Target boots, gold self-made leggings, and sky blue Old Navy vest.